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Useful Websites & Additional Information

These are links to websites that I have found helpful with my research in St. Clair County and in Michigan in general. Also, as people have offered to do look ups, I have listed their resources below.

Census
City Directories & Plat Book/Map
Deaths, Cemeteries & Obituaries
Handwriting Samples
Histories
History & Research Groups

Land Records
Maps
Marriages
Message Boards & Genealogy Websites
Miscellaneous Records & Newspaper Articles
Naturalization Records
Other Localities of Possible Interest
Parish Records
(includes index to Denissen's work)
School Histories / Records / Census



Census - *Column Headers for all Federal Census Reports

1820 Federal Census - Michigan - Transcription online - Look under Wayne County - St. Clair Co. didn't exist until 1822

1830 Federal Census - Michigan - Transcription online

1840 Federal Census - Michigan
- St. Clair County - INDEX
- Town of Port Huron - TRANSCRIPTION

1850 Federal Census Index - Michigan
- St. Clair County Townships & Villages -
INDEX - Request Lookup
- Village of Port Huron - TRANSCRIPTION

1860 Federal Census Index - Michigan
- St. Clair County Townships & Villages -
INDEX - Request Lookup
- City of Port Huron - Ward 1 - TRANSCRIPTION

1870 Federal Census - Michigan - Index and census pages (uses Adobe Acrobat)

1880 Federal Census - Searchable database with transcription. Also available: 1881 Canada & 1881 United Kingdom

1894 State of Michigan Census - St. Clair County

1910 Federal Census Index - The Wards of the City of Port Huron

Census Links - Choose Michigan or another state

Census Online - Choose Michigan or another state

Occupations Listed in Census Records - Look under "Old Time Jobs"

USGenWeb - Choose Michigan or another state



City Directories

Berlin Township Directories (1883, 1888, 1893-4, 1919) - Thank you, Jane Devlin!

Berlin Township Map/Plat: 1833, 1888, 1893-4, 1916 Plat Book - Thank you, Jane Devlin!

City / County Directories (1871-1904) - hosted by St. Clair County Public Library - (uses Adobe Acrobat) - CAUTION! Slow to load but worth the wait

Lynn Township: Index to 1876, 1896 and 1916 Maps - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!



Deaths, Cemeteries & Obituaries

1886 & 1892 - Newspaper Articles - Transfers from Pinewood to Lakeside Cemetery

1886 - Port Huron Deaths reported in the Port Huron Daily Times

1887 - St. Clair County Deaths reported in the Port Huron Daily Times

1888 - Deaths reported in Port Huron Daily Times
 - (Since June 1st) St. Clair County & (month of September) Port Huron City
 - (Since October) St. Clair County

1904 - Deaths listed in the Republican - Thank you, Joan Thomson!

1947-48 - Deaths listed in the Times Herald - Thank you, Kay Mitchell!

Causes of Death in the Late 19th Century - Just what did they die from?

Cemeteries

Algonac Cemeteries - Request Lookup - Thank you, Sandy Glover!

Clay Twp Cemeteries - Request Lookup - Thank you, Sandy Glover!

Mount Hope Cemetery - Thank you, Kay Mitchell!

Mount Sinai Cemetery - PHOTOS - Thank you, Fred & Kay Mitchell!

Rosehill Cemetery, East China Twp - Request Lookup - Thank you, Nancy Hernandez!

Find A Grave - Search 3.2 million graves

Funeral Homes - Find an address for funeral homes

Albert Falk & Sons Funeral Home - Request Lookup - Thank you, Kay Mitchell!

GENDIS - Michigan death records (1867-1897)

Old Medical Terminology - Describes historical ailments - Look under "Medical Terms"

Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA

Perpetual calendar - Input the month and year and find out what day of the week it was - [SLOW TO LOAD]

St. Clair County Cemetery Listings - St. Clair County cemetery transcriptions

St. Clair County Cemetery Listings - A few cemeteries offered by the St. Clair History & Genealogy website

State of Michigan - Applications for Vital Records

Times Herald - Posts last seven days of obituaries - An archive is available for previously posted obituaries for a fee
 - Times Herald Obituary Index - (2000-2005), (2005) - Thank you, Kay Mitchell!

WGRT - Port Huron area radio station which lists recent local obituaries and funeral home addresses - you will need to input an area zip code such as 48060 for Port Huron



Handwriting & Spelling

Deciphering Old Handwriting - gives some examples of odd characters used in writing, etc.

Handwriting Samples - extracted from the St. Clair County death index

The double "s" character - it might look like an "f", but it might be an "s"

Spelling - variations and abbreviations, some suggestions



Histories

The Michigan County Histories collection is a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library Directors. The collection is projected to provide access to 192 histories dating from 1866 to 1926. There are 172 volumes in 146 titles currently online. The collection is made possible, in part, through a generous Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

- includes the following texts from St. Clair County...

Biographical memoirs of St. Clair County - Bowen (1903)

History of St. Clair County, Michigan - Andreas (1883)

Local history and personal sketches of St. Clair... - Fuller (1926?)

St. Clair County, Michigan, its history and its people (part I) - Jenks (1912)
St. Clair County, Michigan, its history and its people (part II) - Jenks (1912)

Standard atlas of St. Clair County, Michigan - Ogle (1897)


Capac:
125 Years of the Capac Community: 1857-1982
- Index of names - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!

- A Pictorial History of Capac, Michigan: 1840s-1970s - Index of names - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!

- A Short History of Capac Homes and Buildings - Index of names - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!

- Capac Then and Now, 1857-1957 - Index of names - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!

- St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Confirmation Reunion - Index of names - Thank you, Sue Battel!

Ira: The Heritage of Ira - Index of early settlers - Thank you, Sandy Glover!

Great Lakes: Maritime History of the Great Lakes - Were your ancestors sailors?

Lynn: A Township Named Lynn - Index of names - Thank you, Sue Stuever Battel!

Port Huron: Olde Town Historic Neighborhood, Inc. - architectural & area histories

- The Pioneers of Port Huron - Article in The Port Huron Daily Times, June 17, 1872

St. Clair Co: Biographical Memoirs of St Clair Co, MI - B F Bowen, 1903 - Thank you, Angie Wesch!

- Civil War - View lists of local Civil War soldiers - St. Clair History & Genealogy website

- History of St. Clair Co, MI - A. T. Andreas, 1883 - excluding biographies [partial]

- History of St. Clair County, MI - A.T. Andreas, 1883 - Biographies - Thank you, Angie Wesch!

- The History of St. Clair County, MI, Vol 2 - Request Lookup - Thank you, Nancy Hernandez!

- That Noble Country - Request Lookup - Thank you Tom Kephart!

- St Clair Co, MI: Its history and its people - William Lee Jenks, 1912 - Thank you, Angie Wesch!



History & Research Groups

St. Clair County Family History Group



Land Records

St. Clair County Register of Deeds - (their Research Fees; $35 per search, 12 cents per page) - Office hours are 8:00-4:30. Records go back to 1822. If researching in person, you may make copies for $1.00 a page. - A Times Herald article claims that the County Register of Deeds is putting 20 years of records online.



Maps

St. Clair County 1876 Plat Atlas - Uses Adobe Acrobat

St. Clair County 1897 Plat Atlas (Part 1) - Uses Adobe Acrobat

St. Clair County 1897 Plat Atlas (Part 2) - Uses Adobe Acrobat

St. Clair County 1897 Plat Atlas (Part 3) - Uses Adobe Acrobat

City Locater - Find out which county a city is located in



Marriages & Divorces

Dibean Marriage Collection - Marriage index for around the state

Divorces Granted (1888 & 1889), listed in the Port Huron Weekly Times

State of Michigan - Applications for Vital Records



Message Boards & Genealogy Websites

FamilyHistory.com - Message Boards by surname

FamilySearch.org - Church of Latter Day Saints - You can search the IGI database with just the last name and one of the following batch numbers for St. Clair County marriages: M518781, M518782 and M518783 - Although the search form insists you use a first name, with a batch number it isn't necessary.

Michigan GenWeb - County websites, including area histories, etc.

St. Clair County Message Board (Rootsweb)

St. Clair County GenForum - Message board for the St. Clair County; you can also check other counties

St. Clair County History & Genealogy - Useful site with some links listed on this page

Ursula's Genealogical Homepage - Contains histories & links for southern area, ie. Adair, Casco, Columbus Twp, Richmond



Miscellaneous Records & Newspaper Articles

1855 - Board of Supervisors Meeting (October), many early county names


Naturalization Records & Immigration

"Men Who Cannot Vote" [new immigrants] - (November 1888)

Michigan Naturalization Index - Counties available (August 2005): Allegan, Antrim, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Grand Traverse, Huron, Iosco, Kent, Lenawee, Mackinac, Macomb, Marquette, Mason, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Otsego, Ottawa, St. Clair, Sanilac

State of Michigan Archives - Heard positive feedback on their assistance in obtaining naturalization records



Other Localities of Possible Interest

Canada
The Olive Tree Genealogy - Canada Section

Our Roots - Canadian Local Histories

Canada - Ontario
Granny's Genealogy Garden - Information pertaining to our Canadian neighbors

Germany - Mecklenburg
German Genealogy - general information, history, internet resources, etc.

MFP - more resources for Mecklenburg (in German)

MFP ContactDataBase - database of submitted Mecklenburg surnames

Germany - Pommern
Pommernkontakte - contact others researching in this province



Parish Records

Burton Historical Collection - Lists the genealogy holdings in the Detroit Public Library
- The Collection includes Holy Cross and Immaculate Conception records

The Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-1936 - Christian Denissen - Thank you, Lisa Masters!

Father G. J. Boheme's Record Book, Mission of the St. Clair River - includes early records pertaining to such families as Brindamour, Chartier, Drouillard, Duchene, Meny, Petit and Yax - Thank you, John Brandimore!



School Records

Marysville: Marysville High School Commencement - Class of 1934 - Thank you, Marsha!

Port Huron: Port Huron Junior College Commencement - May 24, 1939 - Thank you, Kathy Carlisle White!

St. Clair Flats: St. Clair Flats School - Census Records (1904-1918) - Thank you, Sandy Glover!

Township School Census Records: 1 & 2 - includes Brockway, Clyde, Grant, and Kimball - Thank you, Kay Mitchell