OtsegoGenWeb: Genealogy in Otsego County, Michigan
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Genealogy in Otsego County, Michigan
As County Coordinator I am asking for suggestions on what information you would like on this site. If possible, I will do my best to place it here. Likewise, if you have access to information or records that you would like to share with others, please E-Mail me: Peggy@gtlakes.com
OTSEGO COUNTY, first known as "Okkuddo" County, was created from Michilimackinac County in 1840. Three years later, the county was renamed Otsego County after Otsego County, New York.

Located in the north central Lower Peninsula, Otsego County is truly a four season playground. Such sports as fishing, hunting, golfing, and the winter sports: down-hill and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling all combine to make Otsego County a great place any time of the year. It is located on the 45th parallel, half way between the Equator and North Pole. Gaylord is the county seat.

There are five towns (with post offices) within its boundaries: Elmira, Gaylord, Johannesburg, Vanderbilt, and Waters. (see map)

Otsego County is comprised of nine townships: Bagley, Charlton, Chester, Corwith, Dover, Elmira, Hayes, Livingston, and Otsego Lake. (see map)

For more pictures of Otsego County, click here

  Otsego County Information (with Descriptions)  
  SEARCH ENGINE: To search for a name on the Otsego County GenWeb site, click on the link below:

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  Births - As taken from the records submitted by Glory Bialy of 25 years of compilation by her and her cousin, on people who have either lived in Otsego County, passed through, or are otherwise connected.
Cemeteries - Otsego County - Listing of all cemeteries in Otsego County and two cemeteries in adjoining counties; with map showing location of cemeteries. View picture of each cemetery. Some of the cemeteries have alphabetical listing of headstones and inscriptions. My hope is to have all of the transcriptions on line by the end of summer 2001.
County Clerk - Information pertaining to the County Clerk's office
Fact-Finders Genealogical Society
Graduates of Otsego County (under construction) - View list of graduates from schools in Otsego County. So far only Johannesburg (prior to merger with Lewiston) and St. Mary's in Gaylord are completed. UPDATED 5/19/02
Historical Photographs NEW
LDS Library - Gaylord - General information including office hours, link to Family Search Organization, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lookups - Contact these individuals for assistance in checking out a particular record. MORE LOOKUP VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Please contact Peggy@gtlakes.com if you have access to a particular record and would like to volunteer to do lookups for individuals.
Marriages - Dibean Marriages-Otsego County - View list of marriages that took place from approximately 1868 - 1908 as taken from the Dibean Records for Otsego County. These are in alphabetical order, referenced both under bride's name and groom's name. NOTE: Additional marriages for Otsego County from the personal records of David Koscielniak and Judith Gresham have been included and are indicated by a (dk) or (jg) respectively, following the date. You can E-Mail Judith at judo53@chartermi.net


Naturalizations in Otsego County 1865-1956
NEW Obituaries (NEW)- View archived obits from Otsego County. You may submit your family obituaries from Otsego County by E-Mailing me at Peggy@gtlakes.com
Pioneer Land Patents
?? Queries -- View past queries on Otsego County names or add your query to the Board at Rootsweb
1880 Federal Census Index - Otsego County
  1880 Census by Township - Otsego County
1890 Census Index of Veterans
1894 Soldiers and Marines

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FIND A GRAVE Photographed grave headstones of numerous cemetaries, including those of St. Thomas Parish in Elmira which were submitted by Jim Shearer. Note: On right hand side under Find Grave, choose "Search For A Cemetary" Type in name and choose Michigan. They will appear in alphabetical order by county.
Cousin Relationship Chart A good chart showing relationship between individuals within a family tree
GENDIS - Genealogical Death Index 1867-1897
Ellis Island Records Research immigration historical records of more than 17 million people who entered the United States through Ellis Island from 1824 - 1954.
Family Group Sheets - view specific information on Families by name.
Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau
Gaylord Herald-Times (recent obituaries can be viewed at Gaylord Herald-Times - under "Local News" click on obituaries)
(MEL) Michigan Electronic Library (MEL)
MIGenWeb Archives for Otsego County
  National Archives Access to Archival Databases at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Note: (site may be very busy)
Obituaries (Nelson Funeral Home Site)
Otsego County Library Home Page NOTE: Click on Newspaper Index. Library Catalog page will come up and click on Newspaper Index again. Community Resources will come up - under "Search" key scroll down to Newspaper Subject Browse. Key in last name you are looking for. When list comes up double click on name you want.
Traverse City Record Eagle
  Veteran's Graves in Michigan - a listing of veteran's graves in Michigan since the Civil War - by the Graves Registration for the Department of Michigan
  Grand Army Civil War Records
"Wars" Timeline
1883 Michigan Pensioners Online Database. Contains nearly 12,000 individuals who were receiving pensions in 1883. Searchable by surname and by county.
  Michigan Volunteers of 1898 (Spanish American War)

Global Search Engine


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