Finding Your Washtenaw County Ancestors

The boundaries of Washtenaw County were established in 1822 from parent counties of Wayne and Oakland. The first settlements were established in 1823-24. Washtenaw County was officially established on  January 1, 1827. The county seat is Ann Arbor.


Archives and Libraries

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Atlases and Maps

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Bible Records

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Cemetery Records

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Census Records

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Church Records

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City Directories

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Courthouse Records

Birth, marriage, and death records (see Vital Records) are found in the Clerk's office. Wills and estates are at the Probate Court office. Records begin in 1827. Deeds and mortgages (see Land Records) are found in the Register of Deeds office.

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Families of Washtenaw County

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Genealogy and Historical Societies

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Land Records

Washtenaw County deeds and mortgages begin in 1827 and are found in the Register of Deeds office.The GSWC Library has microfilm copies of  grantor/grantee indexes 1827-1905.

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Local Histories

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Military Records

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Newspapers & Obituaries

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Queries and Look-ups

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Research Assistance & Where to Write

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Vital Records

Birth, marriage and death records are recorded at the Washtenaw County courthouse. Birth and death records begin in 1867,  marriage records begin in 1833.

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Washtenaw County Bibliography & Etc.

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Washtenaw County Cities, Villages, and Townships

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Washtenaw County Sites

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This page last updated on 13 Feb 2014