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Lapeer County, Michigan
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Lapeer County, Michigan Facts

When was Lapeer County, MI Created?
Lapeer County was created on September 10, 1822 from Oakland County and St. Clair County and unorganized territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lapeer County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Sanilac CountyTuscola CountySt. Clair CountyGenesee CountyMacomb CountyOakland County.

Lapeer County, MI Census Records

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

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

Lapeer County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Lapeer County Courthouse

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

Lapeer County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lapeer Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lapeer Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Lapeer Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lapeer Co. MI General and History Websites

Lapeer Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Lapeer Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lapeer Co. MI Military Records