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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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Grand Traverse County, Michigan Facts

When was Grand Traverse County, MI Created?
Grand Traverse County was created on April 7, 1851 from Omeena County.

What is the County Seat of Grand Traverse County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Traverse City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Grand Traverse County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Antrim CountyKalkaska CountyWexford CountyBenzie CountyLeelanau County.

Grand Traverse County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Grand Traverse County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grand Traverse County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Grand Traverse County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Grand Traverse County, MI Census Records

What Grand Traverse County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grand Traverse County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Grand Traverse Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grand Traverse Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grand Traverse 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

Grand Traverse County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Grand Traverse County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Grand Traverse County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse 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.

Grand Traverse County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Grand Traverse County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grand Traverse 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.

Grand Traverse Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grand Traverse Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Grand Traverse Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grand Traverse Co. MI General and History Websites

Grand Traverse Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Grand Traverse Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grand Traverse Co. MI Military Records