MANISTEE COUNTY
Lookup Volunteers

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CENSUS

1860 Manistee Co. Census
Online

1870 Manistee County Census
1870 MI Census Index
Online

1880 Manistee County Census
There is no index of names available for this 1880 census. So, you must have some idea of WHERE in the county they lived. For example, Arcadia, Bear Lake, Brown Twp, Manistee City, Manistee 1st Ward, Stronach, etc. This is a huge census, so searching for a needle in a haystack is not an option. Also, do not ask the volunteer to send you all of the "Smith's", etc. I truly appreciate her volunteer efforts, so please lets not overload her with requests that are impossible.

1880 Census Lookup

Example: Christian Hanson, Manistee 3rd Ward
Tip: Use Census, birth, marriage and death certificates for locality reference

1890 Manistee County Census
This census was destroyed by fire

1900 Manistee County Census
1900 Manistee County Census - Partial Transcription
USGenWeb Census Project
Transcribed by Jim Ellefson for the USGenWeb Census Project
1900 Census Lookup
Conditions: No more than three names per e-mail
must include given names,
and have some idea of township or vicinity

1910 Manistee County Census
1910 Census Lookup
Conditions: No more than three names per e-mail
must include given names,
and have some idea of township or vicinity

1920 Manistee County Census
1920 Census Lookup
Conditions: No more than three names per e-mail
must include given names,
and have some idea of township or vicinity

1930 Manistee County Census
Now available
Check with your local library or LDS center for film rental,
or at Ancestry.com if you have a paid subscription.

CEMETERY

Cleon Township Cemetery Surname List

Harland / Dunkard Cemetery Surname List
Cleon Township

DEATH INDEX

Michigan Death Index
Covers the years from 1971 to 1996 only. Send an E-mail including the name you are looking for. This does not include any other years other than what is listed here (1971 - 1996)

DIRECTORIES

'How to Do Things'
Published 1919
A sort of rural area directory which includes residents of
Arcadia, Bear Lake, Brown, Filer, Manistee, Maple Grove, Onekama, Pleasanton and Stronach Townships.
PLEASE NOTE: You need to state which township to search - use  the list of township names in this box for reference - Thanks!

FAMILY HISTORIES

'Schimke Family History'
By Gerald E. Schimke, published 1979.
The family history of the Schimke family in America.

LOCAL HISTORY

'Arcadia 1880-1980'
Published 1980
Brief histories of businesses, organizations, and surnames in Arcadia.

WW1 DRAFT REGISTRATIONS

WW1 Civilian Draft Registrations
A list of men who registered for the draft in World War 1, and gave "Manistee" as either their place of birth or current residence. Many of the men never officially entered the military. Send an E-mail including the name you are looking for.

YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHS

Yearbooks - 1929 and 1938 from Manistee High School
I have the two yearbooks listed above, and will scan and E-mail copies of student photographs where available. The individual class sections will have a notation if photographs are available...

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