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Wexford County, Michigan Facts

Wexford County

When was Wexford County, MI Created?
Wexford County was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County (originally named Kautawaubet County until March 8, 1843).

What is the County Seat of Wexford County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Cadillac also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Wexford County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Grand Traverse County, Missaukee County, Osceola County, Lake County, Manistee County.

Wexford County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Wexford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wexford County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Wexford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Wexford County, MI Census Records

What Wexford County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wexford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Wexford County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Wexford County Courthouse

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

Wexford County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wexford Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wexford Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Wexford Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wexford Co. MI General and History Websites

Wexford Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Wexford Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wexford Co. MI Military Records

Wexford Co. MI Schools & Directories

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