Keweenaw County Michigan

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Birth Records

Government birth records for Keweenaw County start in 1867.  The early births are available on film, or the County Clerk if over 100 years old. If a record is less than 100 years old special requirements have to be met to obtain a copy of a birth record in Michigan.

Research HelpsOnline Records

FHL or LDS Family History Center Film available to order near you.  These films are actual images of the ledger pages kept at  the county seat.

Important Note: It is best to check all the sources available. While transcribing the county records I have noted that the state has records the county does not have and the county has records the state does not have. Remember that the county records are also turned into the state so there may be more transcriptions errors. The county received theirs from the township, medical staff, and family members, so there may be errors in their records also. The original birth record at townships, doctors, etc. are very hard to obtain as many have been lost in various ways over time.

Research Helps

Index to Births, Volume 1 FHL 1310166  or County Clerk
Index to Births, Volume 2 FHL 1310166  or County Clerk
Record of Births, Volume 1, 1867-1879 FHL 1310166  or County Clerk
Record of Births, Volume 2 (Liber B), 1879-1891 FHL 1310166  or County Clerk
Record of Births, Volume 3A, 1892-1910 FHL 1310167  or County Clerk
Record of Births, Volume 3B, 1910-1919 FHL 1310167  or County Clerk
Record of Births 1920 to present County Clerk
Birth Records at FamilySearch.org 1867-1902 Michigan State Birth Returns
Area Newspaper Birth Announcements MTU Archives on microfilm or Daily Mining Gazette
Baptismal Records None Online
Bible Records  

Online Records

Visitor Submitted Births - from various sources off site

Births in Keweenaw to Cornish Parents

News Articles transcribed and online from 1869 to the 1900s. Contains birth announcements.

Transcriptions - 1867 and 1868