Gratiot County Michigan  
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Gratiot County Courthouse circa 1909

"Gratiot County Michigan, Historical, Biographical, Statistical"

Going Online

Published in 1913 and written by the owner, editor of the Gratiot County Herald, Willard Tucker, this book is a very interesting history of the county. One of the best references for starting your ancestor search in Gratiot County.  


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Biographies Previously Submitted and now on Ancestry

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Gratiot Co. USGenWeb

Gratiot Co. WWW Links

Local Societies Online

Tax Assessments - 1918 Sumner Twp.  newly added.  Fulton Twp. 1894 entries started.

Place Names - Historical and present day place names with the township listed that they are in.

Hamlets 'Formerly' with Extinct Post Offices historical information included

1860 Mortality Schedule

Searchable Database of North West County Cemeteries  The above contains 4,336 readings and records of Seville and Sumner Townships so far. 

1914 Chadwick Farm Atlas images Completely Indexed with 5,202 names!

Yearbooks & School Records
new year books added October 2005 - Ithaca 1924 - Normal School 1924 - Alma HS 1927

Submit Your Family Sheets

1884 Railroad Map  

Gratiot - Beyond Vitals - list of records available on film

Gratiot Co. Atlas 1901 -Complete 5,624 names with links to map images

Photo Gallery - submitted by visitors - 

1889 Atlas of Gratiot - List of Patrons

Gratiot Co. Births  temporarily offline

Gratiot Co. Deaths  temporarily offline

Marriage Transcription Project and Dibean Marriage Collection 

Gratiot County by Township records that pertain to just the township

Veterans of Gratiot Co.  includes Civil War to Vietnam. New Doings of Battery B files added from WWI.

Queries before Jan. 06, 1999

Lookup Volunteers

Addresses For Research

Gratiot Co. Cemeteries  List with link to records online.

Search the Gratiot Co. USGenWeb Archives  OR MIGRATIO Archives

Land Patent Index

Gratiot County Notables Biographies

Resources on Gratiot Co. 

1863-4 Michigan State Gazetteer-Gratiot County

News article

Alma College Archives Online Photograph Collection

Family Group Sheet Project  Forms available for submission onsite and includes all of Michigan.

The Farm Journal Illustrated Journal of Gratiot County 1917 - off site

Gratiot Co. Poorhouse Births & Deaths online - links on this page 

Michigan Yesteryear history through pictures

Current Gratiot Co. Map

Census Maps - The history of the formation of counties in Michigan using maps images.  

Obits of over 500 Gratiot County People

8th Michigan Infantry Co. C Reenactors

Alma College, in Gratiot County, MI.

Central Michigan University Library

MOA (Making of America) Journal and Books Online

The Michigan Digital Historical Initiative

Clarke Library at CMU University

Library of Michigan Search Engines

Michigan Historical Center

Funeral Home Search Page

Genealogical Death Indexing - Michigan

1870 Federal Census Index -Michigan

The Independent News


Gratiot County Historical Society -events and books

Elsie Historical Society

St. Louis Historical Society

Rootstalkers -The Genealogy Place

USGenWeb Links

MIGenWeb Project

The MIGenWeb Archives Index

Isabella Co. MiGenWeb
Shepherd being just north of Gratiot Co. has records online of Gratiot Co. citizens.

US GenWeb

USGenWeb Project Archives

MIGenWeb Archives Search Engine

WorldGenWeb Project

GenConnect System Search System

USGenWeb Census Project

USGenWeb Tombstone Project

Gene Starks GenWeb Index--WWW Genealogical Index

My Personal Family Files

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Take a look at Surrounding Counties

It is best to also check records in surrounding counties for your ancestors also. Some of the reasons are: New counties divided out of old larger counties as the population grew. Many of Gratiot Co. residents traveled to lower counties for business and legal matters. Some records are there because they had family in that county and when they visited they stayed for long periods due to transportation, and a major life event would take place such as births, deaths, illness. Another reason is a family lived on the edge of Gratiot Co. and were closer to a larger town in the next county, and went there to register a vital event.

Saginaw Co.  Montcalm Co.  Midland Co.   Ionia Co.  Clinton Co.  Shiawasee Co.
Isabella Co.

The Michigan GenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the MIGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all Michigan counties, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

My name is , and I am the person responsible for Gratiot County. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let me know. If you would like to host a county, contact State Coordinator MIGenWeb Project

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