Mackinac County
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Histories and Biographies

When researching records for this county please remember that it was originally part of Wayne County until 1818 under US rule. Before that time this county was part of Canada and under various rule according to their history. Other counties in Michigan were taken from Michilimackinac or Mackinac county.  Those are with the year: Chippewa in 1826, Cheboygan in 1840, Otsego in 1840, Presque Isle in 1840, Delta in 1843, Grand Traverse in 1851, Emmet in 1853, Manistee in part in 1855, Luce in part in 1887.

On This Site

The History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 1883 Mackinac CountyNew Files Online

American Fur Company Employees 1818-1819

American Fur Company 1821-1822 Invoicesnames of traders and locations

History of Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties 1873

Priests of Mackinac Area - 1670-1883 Have a record and need the place they served for your ancestor's marriage, baptism or death?

Timeline.....Events that shaped the history of the area.

Early Businesses and Trades

Merchant Certificates August 1780

Mackinac County Officials 1801-1883

Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers - list of names contained

War of 1812 - People Removed from Mackinac

History of the Northern Peninsula - Name Index - Houghton Co. MIGenWeb

 

Links to Other Sites

History of Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties : business and manufacturing statistics, soil, timber, prospects for settlers, &c. : a tourist's guide for Mackinaw Island and other places of interest to pleasure searchers.  by: Robinson, George published 1873 Offsite

Early Mackinac; a sketch, historical and descriptive  by: Meade C. Williams published 1912 Offsite

Volume 1 - Historic Mackinac the historical, picturesque and legendary features of the Mackinac country; illustrated from sketches, drawings, maps and photographs, with an original map of Mackinac Island, made especially for this work  by: Edwin O. Wood published 1918  Offsite Volume 1

Volume 2 - Historic Mackinac the historical, picturesque and legendary features of the Mackinac country; illustrated from sketches, drawings, maps and photographs, with an original map of Mackinac Island, made especially for this work  by: Edwin O. Wood published 1918 - This volume has the index - Offsite Volume 2

Old Mackinaw, or, The fortress of the lakes and its surroundings / by W.P. Strickland. Published 1860 Online at Making of America

Summer on the Lakes, in 1843. By S.M. Fuller. Online at American Memories - Library Of Congress Site - you will need to search for 'Mackinac'

History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan; a grammar of their language, and personal and family history of the author, by Andrew J. Blackbird, late U.S. interpreter ... Online at American Memories - Library Of Congress Site - you will need to search for 'Mackinac'


Also search The Making of America Project for many historical references to Mackinac.

Mackinac Co. MIGenWeb Site Links

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