Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy Guide

Osceola County, Michigan (Map It) was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County. The county was named for Osceola (1800?-1838), Seminole chief . Learn More About State of Michigan History

Osceola County is bordered by Missaukee County (northeast), Wexford County (northwest), Clare County (east), Lake County (west), Mecosta County (south).

Osceola County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Evart, Reed City, Hersey, Le Roy, Marion, Tustin.

Osceola County Townships include  Burdell, Cedar, Evart, Hartwick, Hersey, Highland, Le Roy, Lincoln, Marion, Middle Branch, Orient, Osceola, Richmond, Rose Lake, Sherman, Sylvan.

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

Osceola County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Osceola County, Michigan Courthouse
Osceola County, MI Courthouse

The Osceola County Courthouse is located in Reed City, Michigan. Some early records  prior to organization on March 17, 1869 may be located in Mason County, Newaygo County and Mecosta County. 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 Osceola 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.

  • Osceola County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1869 and Marriage Records from 1869. 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 Osceola County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Osceola County Register of Deeds has Land from 1853.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.
  • Osceola County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1870. 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.
  • Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1870. 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.

Osceola County, Michigan Census Records

Osceola County, Michigan Vital Records

Osceola County, Michigan Resources

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