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Monroe County, Michigan
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Monroe County, Michigan Facts

When was Monroe County, MI Created?
Monroe County was created on July 14, 1817 from Wayne County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Wayne CountyWashtenaw County Essex County Ontario Canada, Lenawee County Lucas County OH.

Monroe County, MI Census Records

What Monroe County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Monroe County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Monroe County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Monroe County Courthouse

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

Monroe County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Monroe Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Monroe Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Monroe Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Monroe Co. MI General and History Websites

Monroe Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Monroe Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Monroe Co. MI Military Records

Monroe Co. MI Schools & Directories