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Roscommon County, Michigan
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Roscommon County, Michigan Facts

When was Roscommon County, MI Created?
Roscommon County was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County and unorganized territory (originally named Mikenauk county until March 8, 1843).

What is the County Seat of Roscommon County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Roscommon also, the county government website is unknown.

What counties are adjacent to Roscommon County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Oscoda County (northeast corner), Crawford CountyKalkaska County (northwest corner), Ogemaw CountyMissaukee CountyGladwin CountyClare County.

Roscommon County, MI Census Records

What Roscommon County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Roscommon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Roscommon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Roscommon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Roscommon Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Michigan Census Records Research Guide

Roscommon County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Roscommon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Roscommon County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Roscommon County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Michigan courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Michigan residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Roscommon County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Roscommon County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Roscommon County, MI?
A list of Roscommon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Roscommon County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Roscommon County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Roscommon County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Roscommon Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Roscommon Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Roscommon Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Roscommon Co. MI General and History Websites

Roscommon Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Roscommon Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Roscommon Co. MI Military Records