The GAYLORD FACT-FINDERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except July & December) at 7:00 p.m. at the Otsego Historical Society Museum, 320 W. Main Street, Gaylord (enter through back door). Guests are welcome! Mailing Address: Gaylord Fact-Finders, Donna Marrs, President - P.O. Box 1524, Gaylord, MI 49734 Phone: 231-584-2625, E-Mail: dmarz@avci.net The FACT FINDERS WEB SITE is http://www.otsego.org/factfinders

 

(Informational brochure prepared by the Gaylord Fact-Finders Genealogical Society) For lookup assistance see lookups.html

"WHERE TO GO TO FIND GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION IN OTSEGO COUNTY MICHIGAN"

OTSEGO COUNTY COURT HOUSE - REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE:

Index to maps & plats

Plat Restrictions

Plat Books from 1975

Mortgages & Index from 1872

Deeds & Index from 1867

Tax Notices from 4 Dec. 1905

Sheriff's Deeds from 1880

State Deeds from 1897

Tax Liens from 1926

Grantor & Grantee Index from 1890

Township Maps

County Surveys from 1877

Naturalization:

Intention Petitions beginning 1875

Petitions from 1907

Records & Index from 1894

Records stored for Courts:

Circuit Court Cases

Criminal Cases

Chancery Records & Index

Records stored for County Clerk

Assumed Names Certificates & Co-Partnerships from 1950

Notaries Public Registry from July 1969

Concealed Weapons Applications from 1983

 

OTSEGO COUNTY COURT HOUSE - COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE:

Birth Index & Records from 1875

Marriage Index & Records from 1887

Death Index & Records from 1875

Divorce Records (part of Civil Court Records)

Assumed Names & Co-partnerships from 1950

Notaries Public Registry from July 1969

Concealed Weapons Applications from 1983

Some Articles of Incorporation

 

OTSEGO COUNTY COURT HOUSE - PROBATE COURT CLERK'S OFFICE:

Guardianship Records from 1876

Probate Records from 1876

 

OTSEGO COUNTY LIBRARY

Reference Section:

Genealogists' Address Book

Parishes of Canada

D.A.R. Patriot Index - 3 Vol.

Michigan Soldiers & Sailors Index (Civil War)

Michigan Surname Index - 2 Vol. (Research in MI)

All Michigan Printed Census Indexes - 1710-1870

Printed Massachusetts Census of 1790

Vertical Files:

Otsego County Naturalization Records Index

Otsego County 1880 Census (Alphabetical)

Otsego County 1890 Census (Alphabetical)

Gaylord Fact-Finders' Surnames List

Otsego County Cemetery Head-stone (County Wide)

Otsego County Historical Society Records

Micro-film: (bottom drawer of micro-film cabinet)

Otsego County Herald Times (January 2, 1903 to December 7, 1995)

Entire 1890 Michigan Census - Veterans Schedule L

Otsego County Birth and Deaths (Index & Records) 1875 to 1914

Otsego County Census from 1880 to 1920

Located in Back-room:

Historic Michigan - 3 Vol.

History of Northern Michigan - 3 Vol.

Michigan Pioneer & Historical Collection - 40 Vol.

Michigan History Publications - from March 1952

Michigan & the Civil War Years


In addition to the above guidelines the following publications are offered for sale and can be ordered from the Gaylord Fact Finders, P.O. Box 1524, Gaylord, MI 49734-5524: (Please add $1.50 for postage per order)

1. Otsego County Naturalization Record Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00

2. Otsego County 1880 Federal Census - Every Name Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00

3. Otsego County 1890 Federal Census - Index to schedules Enumerating Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.50

4. Otsego County Cemetery Head-stone listing (County Wide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00

5. Delayed Death Records Index for Otsego County 1934-1947 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.50

6. Listing of Michigan County & Township Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00

7. 1995 MGC Seminar Syllabus (Speaker & Attendee Information) . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00

8. Antrim County Michigan Headstones (Covers 32 cemeteries-417 pages, 15,817 headstones transcribed in 1997-1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00


NOTE: FAMILY HISTORIES ARE UNDER WAY FOR SOME OTSEGO COUNTY FAMILIES, AND CAN BE FOUND AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM