As part of The Michigan USGenWeb
The USGenWeb Project, this web page
is designed to act as a clearinghouse for genealogical information related
to Jackson County. Visitors will be able to read and post queries and
surname lists, as well as view lists of reference sources. Eventually,
source materials may be available directly through these pages. Links to
existing family genealogies and/or other related information is planned as
Welcome To The Jackson County Michigan USGenWeb Project
If you would like to contribute information to these pages or submit a query or know of
other appropriate links, please contact the Coordinator,
General County Information
Jackson County is located in the south central part of Michigan.
Jackson County was formed in 1832 from Washtenaw County. A description of the organization can be found
The county seat is Jackson.
Other communities include Brooklyn, Cement City, Clarklake, Columbia,
Concord, Grass Lake, Hanover, Horton, Liberty, Michigan Center, Munith,
Napoleon, Norvell, Parma, Pulaski, Rives Junction, Spring Arbor,
Springport, Stockbridge, Tompkins Center, and Vandercook Lake.
Bordering counties are
Genealogical and Historical Societies
Jackson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 188
Jackson, MI 49204
Jackson County Genealogical Society Library
211 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI 49201
- Send postal mail for the Library to the mailing address for the Jackson County Genealogical Society and email to email@example.com.
Jackson Historical Society
c/o Jackson District Library
244 W. Michigan
Jackson, MI 49201
Grass Lake Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 53
Grass Lake, MI 49240
- Runs the Coe House
Museum. Visitor and membership information is on the page.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Austin Blair Camp #7
Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society, Inc.
Conklin Organ Museum
Hanover MI 49241
Phone: (517) 563-8927
- Runs the Lee Conklin Antique Organ Museum, houses a collection of Reed Organs,
historical memorabilia, photos, Stoney Point ghost town artifacts, a classroom
restored to turn of the century appearance, a switchboard, and a rug loom.
- In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the
Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry
point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the
databases would be indexed and
cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be
located in the index.
This is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to
coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the
database. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to
participate, please contact Jan Cortez, the Michigan Coordinator,
request the sample web page be sent to you. If you
would like to contribute your data, or are just curious, feel free to
subscribe to one of the information lists through the
Michigan genealogy lists:
Michigen (MICHIgan GENealogy); To subscribe, go to Onelist
at http://www.onelist.com/ and find it via 'Find a List'. I have put
the list in the 'Family' category. You need to register in order to
subscribe. If you subscribe to a Onelist list already simply open up
your account and then go to 'Find a List', locate the list, and find the
Postings should focus on any genealogy-related matter related to Michigan
and may include anything genealogy-related matter even if the subject
of the posting went through the state or territory of Michgan.
There will be an archives as well as a digest version of Michigen.
MI-WI-ROOTS-L. Discussions of genealogical and historical research in
Michigan and Wisconsin. Mailing address for postings is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the following to
email@example.com: SUB MI-WI-ROOTS-L firstname lastname
MIHILLSD-L Hillsdale Co MI Mailing List
To subscribe in mail mode:
Send a message to
that contains the word "subscribe" and nothing else. (no signature, no
quotes) If you prefer digest mode, send the command instead to
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