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Guide to '''Presque Isle County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Presque Isle County, Michigan ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Presque Isle County
 
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| founded year = 1840
 
| founded date = April 1
 
| seat = Rogers City
 
| building image = Presque Isle County Courthouse Rogers City, Michigan.jpg
 
| building address = '''Presque Isle County Courthouse'''<br>151 E Huron Ave.<br>PO Box 110<br>Rogers City, MI 49779-1316<br>Phone: 517-734-3288<br> [http://www.presqueislecounty.org/ Presque Isle County Website] }}
 
  
=== County Information ===
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|county seat= Rogers City
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|parent county= [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy|Alpena]]
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== County Information ==
  
==== Description ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Presque Isle (French, "almost an island"; the term for a narrow peninsula). The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Presque County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_County,_Michigan wikipedia]</ref>
  
The County was named for Presque Isle (French, "almost an island"; the term for a narrow peninsula). The County has Rogers City as its seat and the County was created 1840. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Presque County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
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{{MI Courthouse Intro|Presque Isle}}
====Presque Isle County, Michigan Record Dates====
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'''Presque Isle County Courthouse'''<br>151 E Huron Ave.<br>PO Box 110<br>Rogers City, MI 49779-1316<br>Phone: 517-734-3288<br> [http://www.presqueislecounty.org/ Presque Isle County Website] <br><br>
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[http://www.presqueislecounty.org/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1871, marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Presque Isle County, Michigan Record Dates  ===
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{{MI Record Dates Intro|Presque Isle}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Presque Isle County, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 346-349.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Presque Isle County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Presque Isle County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
<br>[http://www.presqueislecounty.org/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1871, marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Presque Island County, Michigan page 350, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MI Boundary Changes Intro|Presque Isle}}
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*'''1840--'''Presque Isle County was created 1 April 1840 from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached Cheyboygan and Alpena Counties prior to organization 31 March 1871. ''
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*'''County seat:''' Rogers City<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Interactive Map of Michigan County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MI_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Michigan Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/443923-county-evolution-in-michigan-1790-1897?offset=1 County Evolution In Michigan, 1790-1897] by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MI Populated Places Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
== History  ==
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_County,_Michigan HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Presque Isle County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_County,_Michigan wikipedia] accessed 10 November 2019.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onaway,_Michigan Onaway]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_City,_Michigan Rogers City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismarck_Township,_Michigan Hawks]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Township,_Michigan Manitou Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metz_Township,_Michigan Metz]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_Harbor,_Michigan Presque Isle Harbor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allis_Township,_Michigan Allis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belknap_Township,_Michigan Belknap]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakow_Township,_Michigan Krakow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moltke_Township,_Michigan Moltke]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Allis_Township,_Michigan North Allis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocqueoc_Township,_Michigan Ocqueoc]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posen_Township,_Michigan Posen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_Township,_Michigan Presque Isle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulawski_Township,_Michigan Pulawski]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Township,_Michigan Rogers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posen,_Michigan Posen]
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'''1840--'''Presque Isle County was created 1 April 1840 from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached Cheyboygan and Alpena Counties prior to organization 31 March 1871.  '''County seat:''' Rogers City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MI Historical Timeline Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MI Resources Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MI Bible Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MI Biographies Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
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{{MI Business Records Intro|Presque Isle}}
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Alpena County, Michigan Genealogy|Alpena]] {{•}} [[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MI Cemeteries Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|453069|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Presque-Isle-County?id=county_1297 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://migenweb.org/presque_isle/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Presque+Isle+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/presqueisle/7101cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Presque Isle County, Michigan''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/presqueisle.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search? Find A Grave]
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* [http://migenweb.org/presque_isle/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/presqueisle/7101cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/presqueisle.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/presque.htm MIInterment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Michigan&cemetery_county=Presque Isle&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/presque.htm MIInterment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
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* {{FHL|453069|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Presque+Isle+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22081&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Presque-Isle-County?id=county_1297 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392878&reqParentsLabel=Presque%20Isle%2C%20Michigan%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="2" |<center>See '''[[Michigan Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
''' State Census'''
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{{Historical populations
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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|1860 |26 
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|1870 |355 
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|1880 |3113
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|1890 |4687
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|1900 |8821
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|1910 |11249
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|1920 |12131
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|1930 |11330
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|1940 |12250
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|1950 |11996
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|1960 |13117
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|1970 |12836 
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|1980 |14267 
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|1990 |13743 
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|2000 |14411
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|2010 |13376
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==== Church  ====
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{{MI Census Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
{{MI Church Intro}}
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''' State Census'''<br>
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -[[Michigan Mortality Schedules - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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* '''1894''' Michigan Department of State. ''Census of the State of Michigan, 1894''. Vol 3. Lansing, MI: R. Smith & co., state printers, 1896. (Civil War veterans only) Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/322926-redirection FamilySearch Digital Library]
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Church Records ===
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{MI Church Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392878&reqParentsLabel=Presque%20Isle%2C%20Michigan%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
{{MI Land Intro}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MI Court Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MI Directories Intro|Presque Isle}}
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*'''1863-1922''' [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000054983 Michigan State Gazetteers and Business Directories] at Hathi Trust, images – includes business directories for towns across the state<br>
  
{{MI History Intro}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MI Emigration Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*'''1929-1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Crew Lists for Various Ports - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]] <br>
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Presque Isle County}}}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MI Ethnic Groups Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MI Funeral Homes Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MI Genealogies Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MI Guardianship Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MI Land Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MI Histories Intro|Presque Isle}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MI Maps Intro|Presque Isle}}
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Presque Isle County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
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*'''1863-1922''' [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000054983 Michigan State Gazetteers and Business Directories] at Hathi Trust, images – includes business directories for towns across the state<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392878&reqParentsLabel=Presque%20Isle%2C%20Michigan%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MI Migration Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MI Military Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
Civil War service men from Presque Isle County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Presque Isle County.
 
Civil War service men from Presque Isle County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Presque Isle County.
  
'''''Online Records'''''
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''Online Indexes and Records''<br>
*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1876-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2351035|Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1876-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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* '''1894''' Michigan Department of State. ''Census of the State of Michigan, 1894''. Vol 3. Lansing, MI: R. Smith & co., state printers, 1896. (Civil War veterans only) Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/322926-redirection FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Census of WWI Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MI Naturalization Intro|Presque Isle}}
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*'''1837-1993''' - {{RecordSearch|2546149|Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MI Newspapers Intro|Presque Isle}}
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*[https://digmichnews.cmich.edu/ Digital Michigan Newspapers] at Central Michigan University
  
===== World War I =====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MI Obituaries Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-2006''' {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MI Other Records Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Presque_Isle}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MI Periodicals Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MI Probate Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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''Online Indexes and Records''<br>
  
==== Probate ====
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*'''1784-1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry $]
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*'''1797-1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Michigan Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
{{MI Probate Intro|Presque Isle}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{MI Schools Intro|Presque Isle}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MI Tax Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
*'''1784 – 1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== Vital Records ===
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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{{MI Vital Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MI Birth Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*'''1867-1902''' - {{RecordSearch|1459684|Michigan Births, 1867-1902}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, County Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MI Marriage Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
=====Birth=====
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*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast]  $
*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, County Marriages Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1868-1925''' - {{RecordSearch|1452395|Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
=====Marriage=====
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==== Death ====
*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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{{MI Death Intro|Presque Isle}}
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -[[Michigan Mortality Schedules - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1867-1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1452402|Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Michigan Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1897-1952''' - [https://michiganology.org/index.php?name=SO_cdcc93e0-2671-4013-8ca6-5d97e9e8e734&page=1&per_page=18 Michigan Death Records] at [https://michiganology.org/ Michiganology] - index and images, organized by county and then last name.
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
*'''Presque Isle County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Onaway Library<br> Box 742<br>Onaway, MI 49765-0742
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==== Divorce ====
*'''Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>176 W Michigan Ave<br>Rogers City, MI 49779<br>Phone: 989-734-4121<br>E-mail: [mailto:bradleymuseum@yahoo.com bradleymuseum@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.thebradleyhouse.org/ Website]
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{{MI Divorce Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MI Research Facilities Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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=== Archives ===
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{{MI Archives Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MI Libraries Intro|Presque Isle}}
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'''Presque Isle District Library'''<br>181 E. Erie Street<br>Rogers City, MI  49779<br>989-734-2477<br>E-mail-librarian@pidl.org<br>[https://www.pidl.org/about-us/information Website]
  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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=== Museums ===
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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{{MI Museums Intro|Presque Isle}}
*[http://presqueisle.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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'''Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>176 W Michigan Ave<br>Rogers City, MI 49779<br>989-734-4121<br>E-mail: [mailto:bradleymuseum@yahoo.com bradleymuseum@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.thebradleyhouse.org/ Website]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Presque+Isle|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Presque-Isle-County.htm Presque Isle County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
 
  
== References  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MI Societies Intro|Presque Isle}}
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'''Presque Isle County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Onaway Library<br> Box 742<br>Onaway, MI 49765-0742<br>[https://www.pidl.org/Reference/michigan-collections-archives Website]
  
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*[http://presqueisle.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Presque-Isle-County.htm Presque Isle County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200258|Michigan|Presque%20Isle}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MI Research Guides Intro|Presque Isle}}
  
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== References ==
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[[Category:Presque Isle County, Michigan]][[Category:Michigan Counties]]

Revision as of 12:43, 4 May 2021

Guide to Presque Isle County, Michigan ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Rogers City
Organized: March 31, 1871
Parent County(s): Mackinac[1]
Neighboring Counties
Alpena  • Cheboygan  • Montmorency
See County Maps
Courthouse
Michigan, Presque Isle County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Michigan, Presque Isle County Locator Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Presque Isle (French, "almost an island"; the term for a narrow peninsula). The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Presque Isle County Courthouse
151 E Huron Ave.
PO Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779-1316
Phone: 517-734-3288
Presque Isle County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1871, marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. [3]

Presque Isle County, Michigan Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1871 1842 1871 1972 1856 1874 1820
*Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Presque Isle County, Michigan online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 26
1870 355 1265.4%
1880 3,113 776.9%
1890 4,687 50.6%
1900 8,821 88.2%
1910 11,249 27.5%
1920 12,131 7.8%
1930 11,330 −6.6%
1940 12,250 8.1%
1950 11,996 −2.1%
1960 13,117 9.3%
1970 12,836 −2.1%
1980 14,267 11.1%
1990 13,743 −3.7%
2000 14,411 4.9%
2010 13,376 −7.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the Presque Isle County courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Presque Isle County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Presque Isle County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Presque Isle County.

Online Indexes and Records

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Online Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Michigan tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the Wiki page, Michigan Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Birth Records and Death Records from 1867 can be obtained from the Michigan Department of Community Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
  • Marriage Records from 1867 and Divorce Records from 1897 can be obtained from the County Clerk.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Presque Isle County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Michigan Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - link to search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Presque Isle County. For state-wide library facilities, see Michigan Archives and Libraries.
Presque Isle District Library
181 E. Erie Street
Rogers City, MI 49779
989-734-2477
E-mail-librarian@pidl.org
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum
176 W Michigan Ave
Rogers City, MI 49779
989-734-4121
E-mail: bradleymuseum@yahoo.com
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Presque Isle County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Michigan Societies.
Presque Isle County Genealogical Society
c/o Onaway Library
Box 742
Onaway, MI 49765-0742
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

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  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • Presque Isle County MI Genealogy (ldsgenealogy.com)
  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Presque County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Michigan.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Presque Isle County, Michigan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 10 November 2019.