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Guide to '''Schoolcraft 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 '''Schoolcraft County, Michigan ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Schoolcraft County
 
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| state = Michigan
 
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| founded year = 1843
 
| founded date = March 9
 
| seat = Manistique
 
| building image = Schoolcraft County Courthouse Manistique, Michigan.jpg
 
| building address = '''Schoolcraft County Courthouse'''<br>300 Walnut St. #164<br>Manistique, MI 49854-1491<br>Phone: 906-341-3618<br> [http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/ Schoolcraft County Website] }}
 
  
=== County Information ===
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|county seat= Manistique
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|parent county= [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy|Chippewa]], [[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= [[Alger County, Michigan Genealogy|Alger]]
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== County Information ==
  
==== Description ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Henry Schoolcraft. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County,_Michigan wikipedia]</ref>
  
The County was named for Henry Schoolcraft. The County has Manistique as its seat and the County was created March 9, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
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{{MI Courthouse Intro|Schoolcraft}}
====Schoolcraft County, Michigan Record Dates====
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'''Schoolcraft County Courthouse'''<br>300 Walnut St. #164<br>Manistique, MI 49854-1491<br>Phone: 906-341-3618<br> [http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/ Schoolcraft County Website] <br><br>
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[http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/departments_1.php?go=County%20Clerk County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce, court and land records from 1870.<br> [http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/departments_1.php?go=Probate%20Court Probate Court] has probate records from 1870. <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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=== Schoolcraft County, Michigan Record Dates  ===
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{{MI Record Dates Intro|Schoolcraft}}
 
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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), Schoolcraft 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" | '''[[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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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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[http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/departments_1.php?go=County%20Clerk County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce, court and land records from 1870.<br> [http://www.schoolcraftcounty.net/departments_1.php?go=Probate%20Court Probate Court] has probate records from 1870. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Schoolcraft 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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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1843--'''Schoolcraft County was created 9 March 1843 from [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy|Chippewa]] and [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] Counties. It was attached to Chippewa, Houghton, and Marquette Counties prior to organization 23 March 1871. '''County seat:''' Manistique <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MI Boundary Changes Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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*'''1843--'''Schoolcraft County was created 9 March 1843 from [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy|Chippewa]] and [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] Counties. It was attached to Chippewa, Houghton, and Marquette Counties prior to organization 23 March 1871. ''
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*'''County seat:''' Manistique<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|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,153,c,schoolcraft.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County%2C_Michigan wikipedia] accessed 12 November 2019.</ref>
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,153,c,schoolcraft.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 12 November 2019.</ref>  
 
  
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inwood_Township,_Michigan Inwood]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inwood_Township,_Michigan Inwood]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique_Township,_Michigan Manistique]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistique_Township,_Michigan Manistique]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mueller_Township,_Michigan Mueller]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mueller_Township,_Michigan Mueller]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MI Historical Timeline Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
[[Alger County, Michigan Genealogy|Alger]] {{•}} [[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} [[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]] {{•}} [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]]
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== Resources ==
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{{MI Resources Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MI Bible Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MI Biographies Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MI Business Records Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MI Cemeteries Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Schoolcraft County, Michigan''' online and in print</center>
| 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]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|479909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Schoolcraft-County?id=county_1303 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Schoolcraft+County%2C+Michigan%2C+United+States+of+America Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.migenweb.org/schoolcraft/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/schoolcraft/7701cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/schoolcraft.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/schoolcraft.htm MIInterment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Michigan&cemetery_county=Schoolcraft&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/schoolcraft/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
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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>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Schoolcraft+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|479909|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Schoolcraft+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/schoolcraft/7701cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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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/Schoolcraft-County?id=county_1303 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392886&reqParentsLabel=Schoolcraft%2C%20Michigan%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/schoolcraft.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="2" |<center>See '''[[Michigan Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/schoolcraft.htm MIInterment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22129&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County,_Michigan#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |1575
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|1890 |5818
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|1900 |7889
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|1910 |8681
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|1920 |9977
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|1930 |8451
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|1940 |9524
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|1950 |9148
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|1960 |8953
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|1970 |8226 
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|1980 |8575 
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|1990 |8302 
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|2000 |8903
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|2010 |8485
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====Census====
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{{MI Census Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
'''Federal Census '''
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'''Federal Census '''<br>
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*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/1940/ 1940 Census]
 
*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/grandisl.htm 1850 Federal Census, Schoolcraft County]
 
*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/grandisl.htm 1850 Federal Census, Schoolcraft County]
  
*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/1940/ 1940 Census]
 
  
'''State Census'''
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'''State Census'''<br>
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MI Church Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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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=392886&reqParentsLabel=Schoolcraft%2C%20Michigan%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MI Court Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MI Directories Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MI Emigration Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Church  ====
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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>
  
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MI Ethnic Groups Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MI Funeral Homes Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
*'''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 Genealogies Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MI Guardianship Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{MI Land Intro}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MI Land Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MI Histories Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{MI History Intro}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MI Maps Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Schoolcraft County}}}}
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Schoolcraft 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=392886&reqParentsLabel=Schoolcraft%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|Schoolcraft}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MI Military Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
Civil War service men from Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft County.
 
Civil War service men from Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft County.
  
'''''Online Records'''''
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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]]
*{{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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* '''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]
*'''1876-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2351035|Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1876-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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|Schoolcraft}}
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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]]
  
===== World War I =====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MI Newspapers Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
*'''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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*[https://digmichnews.cmich.edu/ Digital Michigan Newspapers] at Central Michigan University
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MI Obituaries Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Schoolcraft}}
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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]]
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MI Other Records Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MI Periodicals Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MI Probate Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{MI Probate Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
  
'''Online Probate Records'''  
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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]]
  
*'''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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=== School Records ===
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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{{MI Schools Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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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]].
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MI Tax Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MI Vital Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{MI Birth Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
=====Birth=====
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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]]
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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]]
*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
*'''1883-1886''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/birth1.htm Births from the ''Pioneer Tribune''] (MIGenWeb)
 
*'''1883-1886''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/birth1.htm Births from the ''Pioneer Tribune''] (MIGenWeb)
  
=====Marriage=====
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==== Marriage ====
*'''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 Marriage Intro|Schoolcraft}}
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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] $
*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] 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]]
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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]]
 
*'''1870-1893''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/marr1.htm Marriage Index for Schoolcraft County, 1870-1893] (MIGenWeb)
 
*'''1870-1893''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/marr1.htm Marriage Index for Schoolcraft County, 1870-1893] (MIGenWeb)
  
=====Death=====
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==== Death ====
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{MI Death Intro|Schoolcraft}}
*'''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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*'''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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*'''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]]
 
*'''1870-1899''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/death1.htm Death Index for Schoolcraft County 1870-1899] (MIGenWeb)
 
*'''1870-1899''' - [http://schoolcraft.migenweb.org/death1.htm Death Index for Schoolcraft County 1870-1899] (MIGenWeb)
*'''1897-1920''' - [http://seekingmichigan.org/ Seeking Michigan] is a free database that has Michigan Death Certificates from 1897-1920, Civil war volunteer records, property records and other historical documents.
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*'''1897-1952''' - [https://michiganology.org/uncategorized/SO_cdcc93e0-2671-4013-8ca6-5d97e9e8e734 Michigan Death Certificates, 1897-1952] at [https://michiganology.org/ Michiganology]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MI Divorce Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MI Research Facilities Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{MI Archives Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
*'''Schoolcraft County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 284<br>Manistique, MI 49854<br>[https://schs.cityofmanistique.org/ Website]
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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''Schoolcraft Historical Society'''<br>16278 Prairie Ronde<br>Schoolcraft, MI 49087
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*'''Log Cabin Genealogical Society'''<br>103 N. Third St.<br> Manistique, MI 49854-1018
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MI Libraries Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{MI Museums Intro|Schoolcraft}}
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{MI Societies Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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'''Schoolcraft County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 284<br>Manistique, MI 49854<br>[https://schs.cityofmanistique.org/ Website]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/SCHistoricalSociety/posts/3790234317683383 Facebook]<br>
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Schoolcraft Historical Society'''<br>16278 Prairie Ronde<br>Schoolcraft, MI 49087<br>Phone: 906-341-2362<br>
  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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'''Log Cabin Genealogical Society'''<br>103 N. Third St.<br> Manistique, MI 49854-1018
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb Project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Schoolcraft|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://seekingmichigan.org/ Seeking Michigan] is a free database that has Michigan Death Certificates from 1897-1920, Civil war volunteer records, property records and other historical documents.
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Schoolcraft-County.htm Schoolcraft County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
 
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MI Websites Intro|Schoolcraft}}
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*[http://schoolcraft.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb Project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[https://michiganology.org/ Michiganology] is a database that has Michigan Death Certificates from 1897-1952, Civil war volunteer records, property records and other historical documents.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Schoolcraft-County.htm Schoolcraft County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200298|Michigan|Schoolcraft}} – 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|Schoolcraft}}
  
{{Michigan|Michigan}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Schoolcraft County, Michigan]][[Category:Michigan Counties]]

Revision as of 17:15, 10 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Manistique
Organized: March 23, 1871
Parent County(s): Chippewa, Mackinac[1]
Neighboring Counties
Alger  • Delta  • Luce  • Mackinac
See County Maps
Courthouse
Michigan, Schoolcraft County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Michigan, Schoolcraft County Locator Map.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Henry Schoolcraft. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Schoolcraft County Courthouse
300 Walnut St. #164
Manistique, MI 49854-1491
Phone: 906-341-3618
Schoolcraft County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, court and land records from 1870.
Probate Court has probate records from 1870. [3]

Schoolcraft 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
1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 1870 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
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
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 Schoolcraft 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.
1880 1,575
1890 5,818 269.4%
1900 7,889 35.6%
1910 8,681 10.0%
1920 9,977 14.9%
1930 8,451 −15.3%
1940 9,524 12.7%
1950 9,148 −3.9%
1960 8,953 −2.1%
1970 8,226 −8.1%
1980 8,575 4.2%
1990 8,302 −3.2%
2000 8,903 7.2%
2010 8,485 −4.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


Federal Census


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 Schoolcraft County courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Schoolcraft 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]

Alger CountyDelta CountyLuce CountyMackinac CountyMI SCHOOLCRAFT.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft County.

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 Probate 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 Schoolcraft 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 - 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 Schoolcraft County. For state-wide library facilities, see Michigan Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Schoolcraft County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Michigan Societies.
Schoolcraft County Historical Society
PO Box 284
Manistique, MI 49854
Website
Facebook

Schoolcraft Historical Society
16278 Prairie Ronde
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 906-341-2362

Log Cabin Genealogical Society
103 N. Third St.
Manistique, MI 49854-1018

Websites[edit | edit source]

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  • USGenWeb Project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • Michiganology is a database that has Michigan Death Certificates from 1897-1952, Civil war volunteer records, property records and other historical documents.
  • Schoolcraft 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, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoolcraft_County,_Michigan 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, "Schoolcraft County, Michigan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, wikipedia accessed 12 November 2019.