Kalkaska County, Michigan Records

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

Kalkaska County is bordered by Antrim County (north), Crawford County (east), Missaukee County (south), Grand Traverse County (west).

Kalkaska County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Kalkaska.

Kalkaska County Townships include  Bear Lake, Blue Lake, Boardman, Clearwater, Coldsprings, Excelsior, Garfield, Kalkaska, Oliver, Orange, Rapid River, Springfield.

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

Kalkaska County, Michigan Courthouse Records

Kalkaska County, Michigan Courthouse
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Kalkaska County, MI Courthouse

The Kalkaska County Courthouse is located in Kalkaska, Michigan. Some early records  prior to organization on January 27, 1871 may be located in Mackinac County, Grand Traverse County and Antrim 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 Kalkaska 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.

  • Kalkaska County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1871 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 Kalkaska County Clerk Information for Genealogists
  • Kalkaska County Register of Deeds has Land from 1853.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.
  • Kalkaska County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1874. 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.
  • Kalkaska 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.

Kalkaska County, Michigan Census Records

Kalkaska County, Michigan Vital Records

Kalkaska County, Michigan Resources

Kalkaska County, Michigan External Links

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