Monroe County, Michigan Genealogy Guide

Monroe County, Michigan (Map It) was created on July 14, 1817 from Wayne County. The county was named for James Monroe, the fifth U.S. President . Learn More About State of Michigan History

Monroe County is bordered by Wayne County (northeast), Washtenaw County (northwest) Essex County Ontario Canada (east), Lenawee County (west) Lucas County, Ohio (south).

Monroe County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Flat Rock, Luna Pier, Milan, Monroe, Petersburg, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Maybee, South Rockwood.

Monroe County Townships include  Ash, Bedford, Dundee, Erie, Exeter, Ida, La Salle, London, Milan, Raisinville, Summerfield, Whiteford.

A Map of Monroe County, Michigan contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Monroe County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Monroe County, Michigan Courthouse
Monroe County, MI Courthouse

The Monroe County Courthouse is located in Monroe, Michigan. Learn More About State of Michigan Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Monroe county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Monroe County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1874 and Marriage Records from 1818. The County Clerk is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, issuing and filing marriage licenses, gun permits, notary bonds and processing passports. The date listed for each category of record is the earliest record known to exist in that county. It does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and certainly does not indicate that all such events that year were actually registered. See also Monroe County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Monroe County Register of Deeds has Land from 1806.The County Register of Deeds is the official recording officer for all legal documents pertaining to the transfers and encumbrances of all real estate property within the County. The Register also provides permanent storage for approved original subdivision plats, condominiums, land surveys and section corners.
  • Monroe County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1817. The County Clerk of the Probate Court responsibilities include adjudicating and disposes of cases involving property of persons who have died or become incompetent, interprets wills and trusts, commits the mentally ill when necessary and appoints guardians and conservators for minors, incapacitated individuals and individuals with developmental disability.
  • Monroe County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1805. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court provides a variety of functions for the court such as, but not limited to: filing and maintaing the official record for all cases that come before the court; providing staff to assist in the operation of the court; working with the Jury Commission and notifying all potential jurors to appear for jury duty; and, processing felony criminal cases bound over from the District Court.

Monroe County, Michigan Census Records

Monroe County, Michigan Vital Records

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