Huron County, Michigan Genealogy Guide

Huron County, Michigan (Map It) was created on April 1, 1840 from Sanilac County. The county was named for Lake Huron. The French named "Lac des Hurons" for the Native American tribe they called "hure" (meaning "head") when they saw the fantastic way they dressed their hair. Learn More About State of Michigan History

Huron County is bordered by Sanilac County (southeast), Tuscola County (southwest).

Huron County Cities, Towns & Villages include  ?Bad Axe, Caseville, Harbor Beach, Elkton, Kinde, Owendale, Pigeon, Port Austin, Port Hope, Sebewaing, Ubly.

Huron County Townships include  Bingham, Bloomfield, Brookfield, Caseville, Chandler, Colfax, Dwight, Fairhaven, Gore, Grant, Hume, Huron, Lake, Lincoln, McKinley, Meade, Oliver, Paris, Pointe Aux Barques, Port Austin, Rubicon, Sand Beach, Sebewaing, Sheridan, Sherman, Sigel, Verona, Winsor.

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

Huron County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Huron County, Michigan Courthouse
Huron County, MI Courthouse

The Huron County Courthouse is located in Bad Axe, Michigan. Some early records  prior to organization on January 25, 1859 may be located in St. Clair County and Tuscola 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 Huron 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.

  • Huron County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1867 and Marriage Records from 1867. 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 Huron County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Huron County Register of Deeds has Land from 1837.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.
  • Huron County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1861. 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.
  • Huron County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1867. 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.

Huron County, Michigan Census Records

Huron County, Michigan Vital Records

Huron County, Michigan Resources

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