Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy Guide

Chippewa County, Michigan (Map It) was created on February 1, 1827 from Michilimackinac County. The county was named for the Ojibwa Native American tribe also known as the Chippewa . Learn More About State of Michigan History

Chippewa County is bordered by Luce County (west), Mackinac County (south) Algoma District Ontario (northeast).

Chippewa County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Sault Ste. Marie, De Tour Village.

Chippewa County Townships include  Bay Mills, Bruce, Chippewa, Dafter, Detour, Drummond, Hulbert, Kinross Charter, Pickford, Raber, Rudyard, Soo, Sugar Island, Superior, Trout Lake, Whitefish.

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

Chippewa County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Chippewa County, Michigan Courthouse
Chippewa County, MI Courthouse

The Chippewa County Courthouse is located in Sault Ste. Marie, 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 Chippewa 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.

  • Chippewa County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1869 and Marriage Records from 1827. 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 Chippewa County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Chippewa County Register of Deeds has Land from 1826.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.
  • Chippewa County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1828. 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.
  • Chippewa County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1860. 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.

Chippewa County, Michigan Census Records

Chippewa County, Michigan Vital Records

Chippewa County, Michigan Resources

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