Michigan Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Michigan court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Michigan Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Michigan Court Records

Michigan Land Records

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Michigan Probate Records

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Michigan Tax Records

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Michigan Immigration & Naturalization Records

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Michigan County & City Government Links

Michigan contains 83 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Michigan county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Michigan State Government is located in Lansing.

State of Michigan County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Alcona Harrisville Lake Baldwin
Alger Munising Lapeer Lapeer
Allegan Allegan Leelanau Suttons Bay Township
Alpena Alpena Lenawee Adrian
Antrim Bellaire Livingston Howell
Arenac Standish Luce Newberry
Baraga L’Anse Mackinac St. Ignace
Barry Hastings Macomb Mt. Clemens
Bay Bay City Manistee Manistee
Benzie Beulah Marquette Marquette
Berrien St. Joseph Mason Ludington
Branch Coldwater Mecosta Big Rapids
Calhoun Marshall Menominee Menominee
Cass Cassopolis Midland Midland
Charlevoix Charlevoix Missaukee Lake City
Cheboygan Cheboygan Monroe Monroe
Chippewa Sault Ste. Marie Montcalm Stanton
Clare Harrison Montmorency Atlanta
Clinton St. Johns Muskegon Muskegon
Crawford Grayling Newaygo White Cloud
Delta Escanaba Oakland Pontiac
Dickinson Iron Mountain Oceana Hart
Eaton Charlotte Ogemaw West Branch
Emmet Petoskey Ontonagon Ontonagon
Genesee Flint Osceola Reed City
Gladwin Gladwin Oscoda Mio
Gogebic Bessemer Otsego Gaylord
Grand Traverse Traverse City Ottawa Grand Haven
Gratiot Ithaca Presque Isle Rogers City
Hillsdale Hillsdale Roscommon Roscommon
Houghton Houghton Saginaw Saginaw
Huron Bad Axe Sanilac Sandusky
Ingham Mason Schoolcraft Manistique
Ionia Ionia Shiawassee Corunna
Iosco Tawas City St. Clair Port Huron
Iron Crystal Falls St. Joseph Centreville
Isabella Mt. Pleasant Tuscola Caro
Jackson Jackson Van Buren Paw Paw
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Washtenaw Ann Arbor
Kalkaska Kalkaska Wayne Detroit
Kent Grand Rapids Wexford Cadillac
Keweenaw Eagle River