St. Clair County Library

The link listed is the homepage for the St. Clair County Library. The site does not offer much in the way of online genealogy databases, but it does list some interesting tidbits under "Ready Reference", such as the first paved road in Port Huron (1912).

St. Clair County Public Library

How to Request Research


Listed below is the information from their "Genealogy Materials" handout.


"Genealogical materials are located in the Reference Section on the main floor and in the Michigan Room on the lower level. Materials in Reference are designated by an "R" before the call number, those in the Michigan Room by "MR". Ask at the desk for material labeled "Special". Newspaper, census and county records on microfilm may be used any time the library is open. Microfilm readers and reader-printers are available on the main floor.


Main Branch Hours: 9-9 Monday thru Friday; 9-5:30 Saturday, closed on Sunday
Michigan Room Hours: (Call for an Appointment) 9-4:30 & 5:30-8:30 Monday, 9-4:30 Tuesday thru Friday, 9-12 & 1-4:30 Saturday, closed on Sunday

Microfilm Records:


St. Clair County Records:

Deed Index, v. 1-4 (1821-1868) Index to Deaths 1868-1880
Deed Index, v. 5-6 (1856-1878) Index to Deaths 1880-1904
Deed Index, v. 7-9 (1877-1892) Index to Deaths 1890-1974
Probate Calendars, v. 1-2 (1828-1871) Index to Marriages 1838-1884
Probate Calendars, v. 3-4 (1871-1891) Index to Marriages 1867-1887
Probate Calendars, v. 5-6 (1891-1902) Index to Marriages 1884-1923
Probate Index, A-Z (1838-1975)  

Michigan Census:

1830: Territory of Michigan
1840: Lapeer, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne
1845: St. Clair
1850: Hillsdale, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Lapeer, Macomb, Marquette, Mason, Mackinac, Midland, Ottawa, Ontonagon, Saginaw, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Sanilac, Shiawasee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne
1860: Clinton, Genesee, Huron, Ingham, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola, Van Buren, Wayne
1870: Genesee, Houghton, Huron, Lapeer, Leelanau, Macomb, St. Clair, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Tuscola, Wayne
1880: Huron, Ingham, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb (Armada-Ray Twp.), Manistee, Manitou, Marquette (Part), St. Clair, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Wayne
1890: Special Census schedules of Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War
1894: Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac
1900: Boston, MA; Houghton, Huron, Keweenaw, Lake, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee (Arcadia-Filer Twp.), Manistee City, (Wards 1, 2 and part of 3), St. Clair, St. Joseph, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Wayne
1910: Hillsdale, Huron, Ionia, Iosco, Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren (part)
1920: Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Leelenau, Lenawee (Fairfield-Woodstock Twp.), Luce, Macomb, Saginaw (part), St. Clair, St. Joseph, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Wexford

Ontario Records:

Index to Ontario Birth Records, 8 reels: 1869-1896
Index to Ontario Marriage Records, 9 reels: 1873-1911
Index to Ontario Death Records, 9 reels: 1869-1921
(Consult magazine holdings notebook for details on Ontario film reels)

Newspaper Microfilm: The Times Herald and other Port Huron daily papers from 1872 to date; incomplete holdings of other city and county papers. See the magazine holdings directory at Reference for a complete listing.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Adrian-Alpena: includes Algonac (1895-1907-1924-1930) & Almont; Caledonia-Charlotte: includes Capac (1909-1926) & Caro, Carsonville; Dexter-Evart: includes Dryden (1926), Emmett (1912-1926); Linden-Marine City: includes Marine City (1880-1895-1900-1907-1913-1924 corrected to 1946); Marion-Middleville: includes Marlette (1909-1924), Memphis (1926); Port Austin-Rogers City: includes Port Huron (1880-1892-1898-1903-1911-1911 rev. to 1945); St. Charles-Scottville: includes St. Clair (1880-1890-1895-1900-1907-1913-1925 corrected to 1940); Trenton-Zeeland: includes Ubly, Yale (1893-1909-1924-1937)

Indexes to Census: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1870 for Michigan; 1845 for St. Clair County, 1860 for Detroit and Wayne County, St. Clair County; transcript of the 1870 census for St. Clair County; 1880 Macomb County R929.3774 (MR 929.3774)

Newspaper Indexes: Indexes available in MR and Reference
Port Huron Commercial, 6/28/1851 - 4/24/1856
Port Huron Times, 6/25/1869 - 12/31/1870
Port Huron Weekly Times, 1/6/1871 - 3/21/1872
Port Huron Daily Times, 3/23/1872 - 9/30/1911
Port Huron Times Herald, 10/1/1911 - 1923
Sarnia Observer, 1853-1974 (MR 929.71327)

Birth Records: Columbus Twp. 1906-1949 (MR 929.3); Kimball Twp. 1907-1946 (MR 929.3); Wales Twp. 1906-1951 (MR 929-377441)

Marriage Records: 1839-1857; 1857-1866; 1843-1893; 1887-1898 (3 vols.) (MR 929.377441 Sa2)

Marriages by Justice of Peace, St. Clair County, Michigan: 1913-1962 (MR 929.3774 Sa2)

Marysville City Vital Records: Births 1900-1903; Marriages 1852-1898; Deaths 1921-1966 (MR 929.3 M36)

Early Macomb County Marriages: 1818-1838 (MR 929.3 Ea7e)

Funeral Home Records:
Arthur Smith, Port Huron 1919-1955 (MR 929.377441)
Jones, Avoca 1896-1962 (MR 929.377441)
Pollock-Randall, Port Huron 1899-1945 (MR 977.377441)
Albert Falk & Sons, Port Huron, 1919-1975 (MR 929.377441 A/1)

Cemetery Records:
Huron County (MR 929.377444) (part)
Macomb County (MR 929.377439) (Richmond only)
St. Clair County (MR 929.37741)
Sanilac County (MR 929.377443)

Obituary Files: 1975-1995, Michigan Room

Obituary and Death Notice Index: 1991 to date, Reference Department

Directories: City Directories 1871 - present (MR 977.441); County Directories 1883-1928; 1941 (Rural); 1947 (River District) DIRECTORIES FROM 1950 TO DATE MAY BE USED ON THE MAIN FLOOR. NOTE: DIRECTORIES NOT AVAILABLE FOR EACH YEAR, NO DIRECTORIES 1893-1898; 1942-1945

Lineage Books: National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (MR 929.3)

Plat Atlases: Lambton County, Ontario 1880
Macomb County, 1859, 1875, 1895 (MR 912.77439)
Macomb and St. Clair Counties, 1859 (MR 912.77441)
St. Clair County, 1876, 1897, 1916 (MR 912.77441)
Sanilac County, 1906

Ship Passenger Lists: Wuerttemberg Emigration Index (R 929.34347); Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (R 929.373); Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York (R 929.3); Germans to America (56 vol.) (MR 929.3 G); Famine Immigrants (MR 929.3 F21)

Naturalization Records: Index to Naturalizations, Declarations of Intent and Final Oaths, District Court, Eastern District of Michigan - Detroit 1837-1897 Bound with Index to Naturalizations, Declarations of Intent and Final Oaths, Circuit Court, Eastern District of Michigan - Detroit 1837-1906

For records 1854-1982, contact State Archives, 717 West Allegan, Lansing, MI 48918-1837, (517)373-1400. For records prior to 1854 contact National Archives & Records Administration, 7358 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629. For records after 1982 contact U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Federal Building, 333 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48027


Genealogy Name Index File: File of surnames researched by members of the Family History Group and correspondents. Family charts on file. It is possible to add your own information to the file and exchange data with others.

FamilySearch: CD-ROM records of the LDS Church allows researchers to access millions of names in a matter of seconds. Includes Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, Family History Library Catalog, Social Security Death Index, and Military Index…ask at the first floor Reference Desk.

Other CD-ROM of interest include General Land Office: Automated Records Project - Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Payments (I 53.57 - we have FL, LA & MI); NetPhone, a nationwide listing of phone numbers and addresses, arranged by region

Church Records:
Congregational Church, St. Clair 1841-1876 (MR 285.8)
First Free Methodist Church of Port Huron 1904-1958 (MR 287.6)
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Marine City 1863-1982 (MR 287.6)
Forestor, Port Sanilac, Port Huron District - Methodist Episcopal Church (MR 287.6)
Free Methodist Church at Marine City Mission 1877-1918 (MR 287 F84)
Lakeport Methodist-Episcopal Church 1862-1890 (MR 929.3 L11)
Marysville United Methodist Church (MR 287.6)
Methodist Episcopal Church, Marysville 1866-1944 (MR 297.6)
Mills Memorial Church (MR 297.6)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1885-1985 (MR 282)
St. Rose Church, St. Clair (MR 929.377441)
Salem and Emmanuel Congregations of the Marine City Circuit M.E. Church: Record 1878-1926 and Membership Roll 1929-1964 (MR 287.6)
South Park Methodist Church (MR 287.6)
Sturges Memorial Congregational Church 1890-1949 (MR 285.5)
For Catholic Church records (Archdiocese of Detroit) contact Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202-4093

Yearbooks:
Holy Cross H.S., Marine City 1976-1983, 1985
Marysville H.S., 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963-1965, 1986
Port Huron Catholic H.S. 1968, 1971
Port Huron Central H.S. 1972-1978
Port Huron H.S. 1903-1941, 1945, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1963, 1965, 1968-1975, 1978-1982, 1984, 1986, 1988-1991
Port Huron Junior College 1925-1933, 1955-1961, 1965, 1966
St. Clair H.S. 1923-1926
St. Stephen H.S. 1931, 1958, 1959, 1961

Items of Local Interest:
Biographical Memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan (R 920)
Blue Water Reflections (Burnell & Marcaccio) (R 977.441)
First Land Owners of St. Clair County, Michigan (MR 929.377441)
Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region (R 929.377434)
History of Port Huron in Pictures (Smith) (R 977.441)
History of St. Clair County, Michigan (Andreas) (R 977.441)
Marriages by Justice of the Peace, St. Clair County 1913-1962 (MR 929.3774 Sa2)
Marysville City Vital Records: Births 1900-1953; Marriages 1852-1898; Deaths 1921-1966 (MR 929.3 M36)
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections (R 977.441) and (MR 977.441)
Michigan Surname Index, vols I & II (MR 929.4)
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (MR 973.3)
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies (MR 973.7)
Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War (MR 977.4)
St. Clair County, Michigan: Its History and People (Jenks) (R 977.441)
A Story of Port Huron (Enlich) (R 977.441) and (MR 977.441)
That Noble Country (Mitts) (R 977.441) and (MR 977.441)

Rev. #3 - August 1998