Timeline of Alpena County


1820

1830

  • 1830 Michigan Census(courtesy of Kent County MIGenWeb)

    1830 Michigan Census (courtesy of FamilySearch)

    Alpena County officially was not in existence at this time. It would have been considered a portion of Michilimackinac County.   

    • Censuses available from Berrien, Brown, Cass, Chippewa, Crawford, Iowa, Lenawee, Macomb, Michilimackinac, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.

    • Some land patents can be found this early at the Bureau of Land Management.  See index (1807-1907) at USGW Archives.

  • 26 January 1837 - Michigan becomes a state.

1840

 

  • 1840 Michigan Census (courtesy of FamilySearch)

  • 1 April 1840 - Anamickee County is approved in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives

  • Again, officially Alpena was not Alpena County YET. At this time it was known as Anamickee County, formed from Cheybogan County in 1840. I believe the records can still be found under Michilimackinac County for the censuses.

    • Censuses available from Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Chippewa, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Michilimackinac, Monroe, Oakland, Oceana, Ottawa, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

    • William Morrison has graciously offered lookups from this census.

1850

 

1860

  • The federal government FINALLY got around to changing things over and the first records for ALPENA County in the census appear!

  • 1864 - Church records begin in Alpena County with the recording of baptisms, marriages and burials at St. Bernard Church (Catholic).

  • 1867 - Birth, death and marriage recordings officially begin by the State of Michigan

1870

1880

1890

 

1900

 

 

1910

 

 

 

1920

 

 

1930

 

  • 1930 US Census (courtesy of FamilySearch)

  • 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen (courtesy of FamilySearch)

  • 1938 - 1946 - US World War II Draft Registration Cards (courtesy of FamilySearch)

  • 1938/39 - Alpena High School Fire

  • 1940

     

    1950

     

    1960

     

    • Census coming in 2032

    1970

     

    • Census coming in 2042

    1980

     

    1990

     

    • Census coming in 2062

    2000

     


    2010

     



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