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Oceana County, Michigan
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Oceana County, Michigan Facts

When was Oceana County, MI Created?
Oceana County was created on March 2, 1831 from Michilimackinac County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Oceana County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Mason CountyNewaygo CountyMuskegon County.

Oceana County, MI Census Records

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

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

Oceana County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Oceana County Courthouse

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

Oceana County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Oceana Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Oceana Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Oceana Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Oceana Co. MI General and History Websites

Oceana Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Oceana Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Oceana Co. MI Military Records