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Livingston County, Michigan
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Livingston County, Michigan Facts

When was Livingston County, MI Created?
Livingston County was created on March 21, 1833 from Shiawassee County and Washtenaw County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Livingston County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Genesee CountyShiawassee CountyWashtenaw CountyOakland CountyIngham CountyJackson County.

Livingston County, MI Census Records

What Livingston County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Livingston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Livingston County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Livingston County Courthouse

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

Livingston County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Livingston Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Livingston Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Livingston Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Livingston Co. MI General and History Websites

Livingston Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Livingston Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Livingston Co. MI Military Records

Livingston Co. MI Schools & Directories