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Van Buren County, Michigan
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Van Buren County, Michigan Facts

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

What is the County Seat of Van Buren County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Paw Paw also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Van Buren County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Allegan CountyKalamazoo CountySt. Joseph CountyCass CountyBerrien County.

Van Buren County, MI Census Records

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

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

Van Buren County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Van Buren County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Van Buren County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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.

Van Buren County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Van Buren Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Van Buren Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Van Buren Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Van Buren Co. MI General and History Websites

Van Buren Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Van Buren Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Van Buren Co. MI Military Records