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Benzie County, Michigan
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Benzie County, Michigan Facts

When was Benzie County, MI Created?
Benzie County was created on February 27 1863 from Leelanau County.

What is the County Seat of Benzie County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Beulah also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Benzie County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Leelanau CountyGrand Traverse CountyManistee County.

Benzie County, MI Census Records

What Benzie County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Benzie County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Benzie Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Benzie Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Benzie Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Michigan Census Records Research Guide

Benzie County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Benzie County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Benzie County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Benzie County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Michigan courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Michigan residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Benzie County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Benzie County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Benzie County, MI?
A list of Benzie County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Benzie County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Benzie County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Benzie County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Benzie Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Benzie Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Benzie Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Benzie Co. MI General and History Websites

Benzie Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Benzie Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Benzie Co. MI Military Records