Welcome to the Alcona County, Michigan site of the USGenWeb.
This county site is up for adoption. I don';t live in the county or even close, so I am not able to help with local research. Any questions you may have regarding research tips, etc., should be posted on the query link listed below. I monitor this regularly and will be glad to respond to those queries that I may be knowledgable about.Please bear with me as I work on making changes to the site and add new
and exciting (I hope) links.
For those of you without a traditional map, place your left hand in front of you
and point to the last knuckle on your index finger.
Now move down a tiny bit.
Yep, right about there. (Okay, we like humor around here.) It was originally set off from its parent counties of Alpena and Cheboygan in 1840 and called Negwegon County. In 1843, the name was changed to Alcona county. It was officially organized in 1869. The earliest settlers were primarily fishermen and trappers and were soon followed by woodsmen. The timber in this region was vast. But soon enough, it was gone. Some folks followed the timber west. Others stayed on and tried to make a go of it at farming. Many great farms dot the landscape of this county and have been in families for generations. Eventually, tourism became a big draw to this entire area. With its abundance of natural resources, beautiful shoreline, picturesque towns and fine quality of people, Alcona County has managed to thrive while still maintaining its rural heritage. No, I don't work for the local chamber of commerce. I just love Alcona County and its wonderful history. My hope is that I can point you in the direction toward some of the wonderful resources available to help you in your search for your Alcona roots. And then you'll grow to love this place as much as I do...if ya' don't already!
here is a link to the previous version of the Alcona County site. Remember, the links below will eventually connect to new pages
as I create them. And when you're done checking out this site,
visit our friends and neighbors:
Alcona County Genealogical Society
Alcona County ALHN
Alpena County GenWeb
Oscoda County GenWeb
Iosco County GenWeb