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St. Joseph County, Michigan
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St. Joseph County, Michigan Facts

When was St. Joseph County, MI Created?
St. Joseph County was created on October 29, 1829 from unorganized territory .

What is the County Seat of St. Joseph County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Centreville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Joseph County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Kalamazoo CountyBranch CountyCass County LaGrange County IN Elkhart County IN.

St. Joseph County, MI Census Records

What St. Joseph County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Joseph County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

St. Joseph Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Joseph Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Joseph 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

St. Joseph County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

St. Joseph County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Joseph County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

St. Joseph County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Joseph County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Joseph 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.

St. Joseph Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Joseph Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Joseph Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Joseph Co. MI General and History Websites

St. Joseph Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

St. Joseph Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Joseph Co. MI Military Records