Alpena County, Michigan Records

Alpena County, Michigan (Map It) was created on April 1 1840 from Mackinac County.. The county was named for Pseudo-Native American name created by Henry Schoolcraft.

Alpena County is bordered by Presque Isle County (north), Alcona County (south), Montmorency County (west).

Alpena County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Alpen.

Alpena County Townships include  Alpena, Green, Long Rapids, Maple Ridge, Ossineke, Sanborn, Wellington, Wilson.

A Map of Alpena County, Michigan contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Alpena County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Alpena County, Michigan Courthouse
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Alpena County, MI Courthouse

The Alpena County Courthouse is located in Alpena, Michigan. Some early records  prior to organization on February 7 1857 may be located in Mackinac County and Cheboygan County. Learn More About State of Michigan Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Alpena county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

  • Alpena County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1869 and Marriage Records from 1871. The County Clerk is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, issuing and filing marriage licenses, gun permits, notary bonds and processing passports. The date listed for each category of record is the earliest record known to exist in that county. It does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and certainly does not indicate that all such events that year were actually registered. See also Alpena County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Alpena County Register of Deeds has Land from 1858.The County Register of Deeds is the official recording officer for all legal documents pertaining to the transfers and encumbrances of all real estate property within the County. The Register also provides permanent storage for approved original subdivision plats, condominiums, land surveys and section corners.
  • Alpena County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1858. The County Clerk of the Probate Court responsibilities include adjudicating and disposes of cases involving property of persons who have died or become incompetent, interprets wills and trusts, commits the mentally ill when necessary and appoints guardians and conservators for minors, incapacitated individuals and individuals with developmental disability.
  • Alpena County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1871. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court provides a variety of functions for the court such as, but not limited to: filing and maintaing the official record for all cases that come before the court; providing staff to assist in the operation of the court; working with the Jury Commission and notifying all potential jurors to appear for jury duty; and, processing felony criminal cases bound over from the District Court.

Alpena County, Michigan Census Records

Alpena County, Michigan Vital Records

Alpena County, Michigan Resources

Alpena County, Michigan External Links

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