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Michigan Marriages, 1851-75

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Originally settled by French explorers, Michigan became a state in 1837. This database contains records of marriages within the state for the years 1851 through 1875. This update adds records of Wayne County to those of Branch, Hillsdale, Jackson, and Kent counties. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom, the date of the marriage, and the place of the marriage.

Branch County: Branch County was created in 1829 from unorganized land. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1875. Researchers should know that searching the records for St. Joseph County may also result in finding records for Branch County.

Original data: Branch County, Michigan Marriages, 1851-75. County court records located in Coldwater, Michigan or Family History Library microfilm #0930796-0930797.

Hillsdale County: Hillsdale County was created in 1829 from unorganized land. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1865. Researchers should know that searching the records for Lenawee County may also result in finding records for Hillsdale County.

Original data: Hillsdale County, Michigan Marriages, 1851-65. County court records located at Hillsdale, Michigan or Family History Library microfilm #0927425.

Jackson County: Jackson County was created in 1829 from Washtenaw County and unorganized land. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1867. Researchers should know that searching the records for Washtenaw County may also result in finding records for Jackson County.

Original data: Jackson County, Michigan Marriages, 1851-67. County court records located in Jackson, Michigan or Family History Library microfilm #0925964, 0941632-1941633.

Kent County: Kent County was created in 1831 from Michilimackinac County and unorganized lands. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1870.

Original data: Kent County, Michigan Marriages, 1851-70. County court records located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These records were extracted from WPA records at the Michigan State Library in Lansing.

Wayne County: Wayne County was formed in 1809 from the Washington County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1869.

Original data: Wayne County, Michigan Marriages, 1851-69. County court records located in Detroit, Michigan or Family History Library microfilm #1377620-1377622.

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