Keweenaw County Michigan
Keweenaw Co. Death Records
Government death records for Keweenaw County start in 1867. The early deaths are available on film, or the County Clerk. Other records that contain information are burial records, obituaries, newspaper death announcements, cemetery records, SSDI and funeral home 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 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 death record at townships, doctors, etc. are very hard to obtain as many have been lost in various ways over time.
EARLY 1900's OBITUARIES FROM THE MINING GAZETTE
Dick and June Ross photocopied many obituaries from the Mining Gazette. While doing these they not only copied Cornish but other names as well. Indexed by surname's beginning letter.
News Articles transcribed by Dick and June Ross and online from 1869 to the 1900s. Contains death announcements.
Cemeteries of Keweenaw County- List of cemeteries and links to online transcribed stone readings and records.
Gendis - Keweenaw Early Deaths 1867-1897 Index by the State of Michigan
SSDI - Social Security Death Index on Rootsweb
Michigan Death Database - Includes Keweenaw Co. Deaths - this will bring up the Keweenaw deaths in a new browser page as it is off site. You can go on to do other searches from there.