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Ingham County, Michigan
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Ingham County, Michigan Facts

When was Ingham County, MI Created?
Ingham County was created on October 29, 1829 from Shiawassee County and Washtenaw County and unorganized territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Ingham County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Shiawassee CountyLivingston CountyWashtenaw CountyJackson CountyEaton CountyClinton County.

Ingham County, MI Census Records

What Ingham County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ingham County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Ingham Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ingham Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ingham 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

Ingham County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Ingham County Courthouse

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

Ingham County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Ingham Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ingham Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Ingham Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ingham Co. MI General and History Websites

Ingham Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Ingham Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ingham Co. MI Military Records