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Between 1763 and 1783, Michigan was part of Quebec Territory. Between 1787 and 1800, Michigan was considered to be a part of the Northwest Territory. Between 1800 and 1805, it was part of Ohio and Indian Territories. These facts can come into play when researching census records for Michigan ancestors.

Wisconsin was carved from Michigan Territory so when searching for ancestors from Wisconsin areas in early years, you will also need to consider searching in Michigan.

1810 Michigan Territorial Census Records are missing in entirety.

There is an 1827 Michigan Territorial Census. See 1827-1870 Michigan Census Records at Ancestry.

Federal Michigan Census Records are available to the public for the following census years: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

Soundex Indexes for Federal Michigan census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920.

Federal 1890 Michigan Census Records were lost in a 1921 warehouse fireSee A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census & Bridging the 1890 Census Gap for more information.

The 1890 Veterans and Widows census schedules for Michigan state did survive and are often used as a helpful census substitute. See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

Michigan State Census Records were enumerated every 10 years: 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884, 1894, & 1904.  Additional state census records were taken in some areas for 1837, 1845 and 1888.

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1884 Michigan State Census at World Vital Records

1894 Michigan State Census Index & Images at Ancestry

1894 Michigan State Census Index at FamilySearch.org

1894 State Census of Veterans Statewide

1904 Michigan State Census Volume 2 - Agriculture, Manufactures & Mines.

In 1888, the state of Michigan took a census of Civil War Veterans.  Details include the Michigan county, name of soldier, rank, military unit and the veterans post office address in 1888.  These records are located at the State Archives of Michigan.

Michigan Census & Voter Lists


Michigan Native American

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1885-1940 US Indian Census Rolls online at Ancestry

1836 Ottawa & Chippewa Census

1839 Census of Chippewa at Saginaw

1845 Swan Creek & Black River Indian Census

1907-1910 Durant Roll.

1909-1911 & 1913-1915 Bay Mills Indian Census


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Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online.  This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.


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201 Townsend Street, Capitol View Building, 3rd Floor

Lansing, MI 48913
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Birth, marriage and death records after 1867 are on file at the Michigan Dept. of Health above.  Many of these are also on file at the county level with the county clerk of each respective county.

Copies of most records before 1867 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred.

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Michigan Statewide Census Records Online

 1820 Census of the Entire Michigan Territory

 1827-1870 Michigan Census Records at Ancestry

 1830 Federal Census of Entire Michigan Territory

 1850 Federal Census Index

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1870 Federal Census Search with Census Images

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

 1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

 1880 Federal Census - Norwegians living in Michigan

 1883 Census of Pensioners

 1884 Michigan State Census Images

 1884 Michigan State Census at World Vital Records

 1894 Michigan State Census Index

 1894 Michigan State Census Images

 1894 Michigan State Census Records at Ancestry

 1894 State Census of Veterans Statewide

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1904 Michigan State Census Volume 2 - Agriculture, Manufactures & Mines

 1910 Federal Census Index

 1920 Federal Census Index

 1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 Michigan Genealogy Databases at World Vital Records

 Michigan Library - Michigan residents may access Heritage Quest Online freely.

 Michigan Statewide Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other MI Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 1821-1989 City Directories Search at Ancestry (NEW!)

 1840 Military Pensioners Census

 1917-1918 Polk's Michigan State Gazetteer & Business Directory

 Michigan School Census Records

 


MI Census Records Online by County

Aishcum County Census Records (formed 1840.  Originally named for a  Potawatomi Chief, it was renamed Lake County in 1843)

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.


Alcona County Census Records (formed 1840 from Alpena & Cheboygan)

1860 Federal Census Index for Black River Township

1860  Federal Census Records Transcript for Black River Township

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1880 Federal Census Index (partial - South Half of Comins District)

1880 Federal Census  (partial - South Half of Comins District)

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Alger County Census Records (formed 1885 from Schoolcraft)

1910 Federal Census Images

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Allegan County Census Records (formed 1831 from Kalamazoo)

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records Transcript (Use with above census index)

1850 Federal Census Records with 1850 Census Index

1850 Federal Census

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1860 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census of Allegan Village

1870 Federal Census of Salem Township Partial

1870 Federal Census of Dorr Township

1870 Federal Census of Hopkins Township

1870 Federal Census of Allegan Township

1870 Federal Census of Monterey Township

1880 Federal Census Selected Extracts

1880 Federal Census of Cheshire Twp.

1880 Federal Census of Salem Twp.

1920 Federal Census of East Salem Twp.

1920 Federal Census of West Salem Twp.

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

Civil War Veterans Buried in Allegan County

Indigent Srs

Indigent Soldiers' Wives

Early Birth Records


Alpena County Census Records (formed 1840 from Cheboygan as Anamickee County and renamed in 1843 as Alpena County)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1883 Pensioners

1883-1905 High School Students

1894 Civil War Vets

1920 City Directory of Alpena located here.

Alpena Death Records


Anamickee County (formed 1840 from Cheboygan.  Renamed Alpena County in 1843)

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.


Antrim County Census Records (formed 1840 from Grand Traverse)

1860 Federal Census Index with Census Transcript

1860 Federal Census

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1880 Federal Census Index A-G

1880 Federal Census Index H-N

1880 Federal Census Index O-Z

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Arenac County Census Records (formed 1883 from Bay & Saginaw)

1894 State Census of Civil War Veterans (PDF File)

1900 Federal Census (Heads of Household) for Adams Township

1900 Federal Census (Heads of Household) of AuGres Township

1900 Federal Census (Heads of Household) of Clayton Township

1900 Federal Census (Heads of Household) of Deep River Township

1900 Federal Census (Heads of Household) of Moffatt Township

1900 Federal Census of Adams Township (PDF File)

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

Book 1, Arenac County Birth Records  (Selected Records)

Book 1, Arenac County Marriage Records  (Complete)


Baraga County Census Records (formed 1875 from Houghton)

1880 Federal Census Index (partial - A-R surnames)

1880 Federal Census

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule @ MiGenWeb

1920 Federal Census of Hebard Lumber Camp

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

History and Early Settlers of Otter Lake or Tapiola


Barry County (formed 1829 from Kalamazoo & St. Joseph)

1850 Federal Census Records with Census Index (Towns Index)

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1894 State Census Records

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Bay County Census Records (formed 1857 from Midland & Saginaw)

1860 Federal Census Index and Complete Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1878 School Census of Union School District, Bay City

1878 School Census of Union School District, Bay City, Second Ward

1884 State Census  Mortality Schedule 2

1891 School Census of Bangor, Bay County

1892 School Census of Bangor, Bay County

1910 Federal Census of Children's Home at 1800 Columbus Avenue

1920 Federal Census Index for Pinconning Village and Garfield Township

1920 Federal Census Records Transcript for Garfield Township

1920 Federal Census Records Transcript for Pinconning Village

1920 Federal Census of Germans from Russia in Bay County, MI

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1847 Residents of Bay County

1881 Presbyterian Church Members

1871-1884 Deaths


Benzie County Census Records (formed 1863 from Grand Traverse & Leelanau)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census Pages: 
[1B-9A]    [9B-14A]    [14B-17A]    [17B-18A]    [18B-21A]
[21B-24A]    [24B-27A]    [27B-29A]    [29B-32A]    [32B-33A]

1870 Federal Census Records Transcript

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Berrien County Census Records (formed 1829 from Cass)

1830 Federal Census

1830 Federal Census Transcript

1840 Federal Census Index to Names in Bainbridge Township

1840 Federal Census Index to Names in Berrien Township

1840 Federal Census Index to Names in Buchanan Township

1840 Federal Census Index to Names in Oronoko Township

1840 Federal Census Index to Names in Weesaw Township

1850 Federal Census Index and Census Records Transcription

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1864 Registered Voters

1896 City Directory of Benton Harbor

1906 Index to Berrien County History by Orville William Coolidge

1909-1928 St. Matthews Lutheran Church Death Records

1929-1948 St. Matthews Lutheran Church Death Records


Bleeker County Census Records (formed 1861.  Renamed Menominee County in 1863)

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.


Branch County Census Records (formed 1829 from Lenawee & St. Joseph)

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Records Transcript  (Towns Index)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1880 Federal Census Index and Census Records Transcript

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1949-1950 City Directory for Coldwater located here.


Brown County (formed 1818.  Became part of Wisconsin Territory in 1836.  Today is Brown County, Wisconsin.)

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census

1820 Federal Census

1830 Federal Census


Calhoun County Census Records (formed 1829 from Kalamazoo & St. Joseph)

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Records Transcript (partial)

1860 Federal Census Index and Census (partial)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1880 Federal Census Records for Sheridan Township, MI

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1838 Goguac Prairie School Students

1839-1840 School Students

1840 School Students

1855 & 1866 Tax Rolls of Convis Twp.

1872-1903 Marriages, Births & Deaths in the Homer Index Newspapers - Surnames A-K   Surnames L-Z

1883 Pioneer Deaths

1889 Pioneer Deaths

1893 Pioneer Deaths

Calhoun County Poor House / Alms House Deaths 1850-1870

WWII Veterans


Cass County Census Records (formed 1829 from Lenawee)

1830 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census

1830-1880 Federal Census Records and Census Indexes for various townships of Cass County

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index for Marcellus

1850 Federal Census Transcript for Marcellus

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1872 Land Owners

1881-1895 Necrologist Reports

1960-Present Death Records Index


Charlevoix County (formed 1869 from Emmet)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census of Charlevoix Township

1870 Federal Census of Evangeline Township

1870 Federal Census of Eveline Township

1870 Federal Census of Marion Township

1870 Federal Census of Norwood Township

1870 Federal Census of South Arm Township

1880 Federal Census

1900 Federal Census Extraction of Dutch Families

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1886-1905 Enumeration of Post 66

1895-1902 Clerks Record Book

1901 Plat Book of Peaine Twp.

1901 Plat Book of St. James Twp.

1914 Study Club Members

1917 Draft Lottery


Cheboygan County Census Records (formed 1840 from Mackinac)

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription  (Township Index)

1860 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Census of Pensioners

1890 Reconstructed Census

1894 State Census - Soldiers, Sailors & Marines

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1884 Cheboygan Directory

1894 Civil War Veterans List

1897-1898 School Directory

1907 Dun and Bradstreet Listings for Cheboygan

1910 & 1916 R. L. Polk City Directory

1944 Cheboygan / Indian River / Wolverine Telephone Book


Cheonoquet County Census Records (formed 1840 and named after a well-known Chippewa Chief.  Renamed Montmorenci / Montmorency County in 1843)

No known census online.  Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory.


Chippewa County Census Records (formed 1826 from Mackinac)

1827 Census of Sault Ste Marie Township

1830 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Index with Census Transcription

1830 Federal Census Records Transcript

1836 Treaty Census of Chippewa & Ottawa

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census

1850 Federal Census Index with Census Transcript of Sault Ste. Marie Township

1850 Federal Census of Sault Ste. Marie Twp.

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1880 Federal Census 1% Sampling

1883 Census of  Pensioners

1894 State Census, Soldiers, Sailors & Marines

1909-1911 & 1913-1915 Bay Mills Indian Census

1930 Federal Census Index of Bay Mills

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1870 - April Voters List for Sault Ste. Marie Township

1870 - November Voters List for Sault Ste. Marie Township

First Settlers of Stalwart

Sugar Island - Registration Book for Men Voters

Sugar Island - Registration Book for Women Voters


Clare County (formed 1810 from part of Mackinac County and unorganized territory and named Kaykakee County after a Sauk Indian Chief until 1843. Clare County was attached to Isabella County for judicial purposes in 1859 and remained under Isabella County jurisdiction until March 16, 1871 when the name was officially approved as Clare County.)

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1883 Census of Pensioners

1894 State Census, Soldiers, Sailors & Marines

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records


Clinton County Census Records (formed 1818 from Kent & Shiawsee)

1850 Federal Census Index with 1850 Census Transcript  (Towns Index)

1850 Federal Census Townships:
[Bath-Dallas]    [Dewitt-Essex]
[Greenbush-Ovid]    [Riley-Westphalia]

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index and Images

1910 Federal Census of Bingham Township - Selected Families

1930 Federal Census Images for Clinton County, MI

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

1864 Land Plat Index

Civil War Roster of Co G, 5th Michigan

1927 Bath School Disaster includes list of dead and injured

Indigent Soldiers and Sailors Burials


Crawford County Census Records (formed 1818 from Antrim, Cheboygan & Kalkaska)

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Records Transcription

1820 Federal Census for Village of Prairie Du Chien

1830 Federal Census

1880 Federal Census Extended Index

1880 Federal Census Index for Beaver Creek, Center Plains & Maple Forest Township

1880 Federal Census Transcript for Beaver Creek

1880 Federal Census Transcript for Beaver Creek Township

1880 Federal Census Transcript for Center Plains

1880 Federal Census Transcript for Maple Forest Township

1883 Census of Pensioners

1894 State Census, Soldiers, Sailors & Marines

Other Records

1807-1907 General Land Office Records

 

 

 

 

Michigan Census Finder Index

Counties:

Aishcum-Crawford

Mackinack-Missaukee

Delta-Ionia

Monroe-Osceola

Iosco-Luce

Oscoda-Wexford

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