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Washtenaw County, Michigan
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Washtenaw County, Michigan Facts

When was Washtenaw County, MI Created?
Washtenaw County was created on September 10, 1822 from Wayne County and Oakland County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Washtenaw County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Livingston CountyOakland CountyIngham CountyWayne CountyJackson CountyMonroe CountyLenawee County.

Washtenaw County, MI Census Records

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

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

Washtenaw County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Washtenaw County Courthouse

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

Washtenaw County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washtenaw Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washtenaw Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Washtenaw Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washtenaw Co. MI General and History Websites

Washtenaw Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Washtenaw Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washtenaw Co. MI Military Records

Washtenaw Co. MI Schools & Directories