Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy Guide

Newaygo County, Michigan (Map It) was created on April 1, 1840 from Oceana County and Mckinac County. The county was named for a Chippewa leader who signed the Saginaw Treaty of 1819. Learn More About State of Michigan History

Newaygo County is bordered by Lake County (north), Mecosta County (east), Montcalm County (east-southeast), Kent County (southeast), Muskegon County (southwest), Oceana County (west)..

Newaygo County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Fremont, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Hesperia.

Newaygo County Townships include  Ashland, Barton, Beaver, Big Prairie, Bridgeton, Brooks, Croton, Dayton, Denver, Ensley, Everett, Garfield, Goodwell, Grant, Home, Lilley, Lincoln, Merrill, Monroe, Norwich, Sheridan Charter, Sherman, Troy, Wilcox.

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

Newaygo County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Newaygo County, Michigan Courthouse
Newaygo County, MI Courthouse

The Newaygo County Courthouse is located in White Cloud, Michigan. Some early records  prior to organization on January 27, 1851 may be located in Kent County and Ottawa 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 Newaygo 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.

  • Newaygo County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1867 and Marriage Records from 1851. 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 Newaygo County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Newaygo County Register of Deeds has Land from 1840.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.
  • Newaygo County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1880. 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.
  • Newaygo County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1893. 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.

Newaygo County, Michigan Census Records

Newaygo County, Michigan Vital Records

Newaygo County, Michigan Resources

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