St. Clair County, Michigan
Genealogy Research Resources
This page contains a large listing of online research resources for St. Clair County history and genealogy, including a list of the vital records available through the County Clerk's office and contact information for the County Clerk. Many of the resources listed on this page have an index or transcriptions available online, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. Please inform the county coordinator of other resources YOU know of that are not listed on these pages. Your help in keeping the information on this page current is welcome. Please send any relevant information to your county coordinator. Thanks!
1895 U.S. Atlas - Michigan ~ This site contains information from the 1895 Atlas. It lists all the towns, etc, what county they were located in, their population, and whether they had a post office and railroad. Interesting if you are trying to track down a location that you can't find on a map.
Access Genealogy ~ A Free Genealogy Resource: This site has a wealth of information and databases, including a fantastic collection of resources for Native American research. well worth many visits!
Berlin Twp. ~ Listings from the 1883, 1888 & 1893/4 St. Clair Co. Directories: Michigan entries are towards the bottom of the Resource Files. Brought to you by Jane Devlin
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ~ Federal Land Patents: The BLM has a search engine at this site to search land patents.
Civil War Veterans: Ed Russell has put together a list of Civil War Veterans buried in Huron, St. Clair, and Sanilac counties. It is part of an ongoing project of The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Ed is a member of G.W. Howe Post #9 SUVCW in Port Huron. Visit Ed's web site for more on this valuable resource.
Cyndi Howe's List of Michigan Genealogy Resources: Perhaps the most extensive list of Michigan resources available, and updated regularly. This site is well worth a visit.
Downward Bound Great Lakes Shipping Genealogy Site: Were your ancestors involved with shipping on the Great Lakes? Whether they were American or Canadian, owned or worked on a ship, worked as a dock hand, shipyard worker, lighthouse keeper, U.S. Lifesaver, Coast Guard personnel, or the Merchant Marines, Pat's page may be able to give you some help. Many thanks to Pat Hamp for making this valuable resource available.
FamilySearch ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has a fantastic collection of genealogical materials, including family tree Ged com files. Be sure to include this site in your research materials! View actual records online as well - http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0
Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan: The Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics has provided Internet access to information from archived death records through the Genealogical Death Indexing System (GENDIS). This system allows the user to search for records using key pieces of information such as the decedent's name, father's last name, and year of death. well worth a visit!
"History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1881" ~ At least a few people moved from St. Clair County to Milwaukee in the 1860's to an area which is now a part of the city of Milwaukee, but then was the village of Bay View. They went to work at a rolling mill. This is another book edited by Andreas; the same Andreas who did the St. Clair County "Andreas Book". The index contains information on what to do to get more information if you find one of your ancestors listed. Thank you Maxine for sharing this resource with us.
Marriage Records for St. Clair County ~ The Dibean database ... an extremely valuable resource!
Marriage Records for other Michigan Counties ~ The Dibean database for other Michigan county marriage collections (it's always a good idea to expand your research into surrounding counties). You can also browse directly into the FTP site for these records: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/mi/
Memorial On Line Library: Many thanks to Pam Rietsch, "The List Lady" for this valuable resource. Pam requires that, "If you use any of the ... hundreds of bits of information I have put on the net for you, your obligation is to complete your "Hug Homework!"
Home of the 1895 atlas & many more historical maps & books for the U.S.
Michigan in the Civil War (this site is at AOL)
Michigan in the Civil War (looks like the same content as above, but not at AOL)
Michigan in the Civil War - Message Board Portal
Michigan Civil War Boards and Mail List: This is a set of web boards where you can post your Michigan Civil War veterans biographies and obituaries. These boards give researchers another resource to locate data and/or to give help to other researchers by posting their data.
Michigan Family History Network: quick links for St. Clair County births, deaths and Civil War records.
Michigan Historical Center: Information on the history of Michigan
Michigan Links: Provided courtesy of Fred Bonjour, former MIGenWeb state coordinator.
Michigan Marriages: Dibean database
Michigan Poor Houses
Michigan State Archives: Location, access, and content of this very useful resource.
Michigan State Archives: Naturalization Records for St. Clair County
Michigan USGenWeb Master Index: Listing of all Michigan counties, with links to online pages, queries, and lookups wherever they exist.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). View information about what's available, and obtain census and other records for viewing - free through your local library or for a nominal fee directly from NARA. This is a very good site and simply must be on your list of resources!
Obituary Central ~ contains a link to the Social Security Administration's Death Index System
Past Connections ~ A site that is dedicated to helping people find original items and memorabilia from
their family's past.This is a free service.
Port Huron High School Alumni ~ a site maintained by Port Huron High School
Port Huron Times Herald Community Pages: Here you will find information on all the communities in St. Clair County, including township borders, current demographics, community officials, schools, etc. It is particularly helpful in genealogical research for its geographic content, as it contains maps showing the locations of the townships, etc.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness ~ Researchers Everywhere waiting to help you find that information you need!
ROOTS-L Michigan ~ Genealogy Resources: Provided by the ROOTS-L mailing list folks, a very comprehensive list of databases and resources.
Rootsweb ~ Probably the most valuable site of all for locating resources and online databases chock-full of genealogical information, including how-to books, a scrap book for collecting information, and untold other resources. You simply must visit this site, over and over and over again!
Social Security Death Records Index ~ This link is at Ancestry.com, but is a free search engine. You can search for persons for whom the Social Security Administration has paid death benefits or who were officially listed as deceased on SSA records. Once you have the information from this index, you can request a copy of the person's original application form from SSA. The application usually shows birth date and parents' names. There is a fee for the actual copy of the record, but you can generate the application directly through the web site (hint, click on the ancestors name to go to the ordering screen).
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War also has a Graves Registration Database
St. Clair County Clerk:
County research information for genealogists and researchers from the State Archives of Michigan
201 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone 810-9985-2200 / Fax 810-985-4796
St. Clair County Directories ~ These directories contain a wealth of information. Where did your ancestors live? What type of business were they engaged in? Who else with that name lived in the same town, on the same street or even in the same household? Be sure to browse these valuable records! These are pdf (Adobe Acrobat) documents, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
St. Clair County Indices ~ Angie's Web Site Table of Contents
History of St. Clair County: Containing an Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources, its War Record, Biographical Sketches, the Whole Preceded by a History of Michigan. Chicago, A.T. Andreas & Co., 1883; 790 pages, with some portraits and maps. Also available on microfiche, it contains biographies of prominent citizens and historical information. We are all grateful for Angie making this resource available on the world wide web.
St. Clair County Michigan, its People and its History; a Narrative Account ...: William Lee Jenks, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912 Two volumes. Original copies exist; also available on microfiche. This online Index of names is available courtesy of Angela Wesch.
- Michigan Historical Collection for St Clair Co.; extracts from memorial lists ranging from 1887 to 1899. The information includes names, death dates, place and age.
- Standard Atlas of St. Clair County, Michigan: Geo. A. Ogle & Co. 1916. Angie's index pages contain over 7,000 names. Online Index transcribed by Angela Wesch 1999.
St. Clair Memorial Lists from the Michigan Historical Collection: Between the years 1887 and 1899 the representative to the Pioneer Society Meeting presented a memorial list of residents who had passed away. Angie has transcribed the names and personal information located in these records; the originals are in the Michigan Historical Collection at the main branch of the St. Clair County Library. If you find a match with someone, you can contact the county clerk of the place of death for a certificate. Angela Wesch, compiler, 1999. A transcription of names is available courtesy of Angie.
St. Clair County Marriages, Deaths, Personal Pages & More: Many thanks to Suzette Bromley for the indices she has compiled and made available to the rest of us on the world wide web. An absolute must visit site!
Standard Atlas of St. Clair County, Michigan - Angie's index pages contain over 7,000 names. If an individual owned multiple pieces of land in a township, his or her name is only mentioned once. Online Index transcribed by Angela Wesch, 1999. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. 1916
Vital Records: How to obtain vital records, such as birth, marriage and death certificates, from the State of Michigan. The State Registry has been in place since 1867, though full compliance was not achieved until after 1900. Michigan now offers vital records service over the internet. You can request copies on-line from a link on this page..
1870 Census Index at the Library of Michigan: An extremely valuable resource
1883 Michigan Pensioners Online: It consists of the pension number, full name of the pensioner, city of residence, cause for which the pension was issued, amount of pension and date on which the pension was issued. This valuable database contains nearly 12,000 individuals who were receiving pensions in 1883. The database is searchable by surname and by county. Donna Hoff-Grambau
1894 Census for St. Clair County: You can now read both the index to the census and the census records for several townships. I am working on posting the census records that I have already completed. Only the townships listed with indexes have been completed so far. Suzette
1894 Veterans Census Online: It lists all veterans residing in the State of Michigan at that time, whether they received a pension or not. Donna Hoff-Grambau
1910 Census - Port Huron Ward 1 ~Thanks to Nancy Carpenter
USGenWeb Census Project: Please visit the site if you are interested in transcribing any county of any federal census records. A copy of all transcriptions done for this project are submitted to the appropriate state File Manager for inclusion in the USGenWeb Archives. The USGenWeb Census Project is pleased to announce the completion of the following census transcription.
This page was last updated Saturday, October 04, 2008