Lapeer County, Michigan Records
Lapeer County, Michigan (Map It) was created on September 10, 1822 from Oakland County and St. Clair County and unorganized territory. The county was named for An Americanization of the French la pierre meaning flint.
Lapeer County is bordered by Sanilac County (northeast), Tuscola County (northwest), St. Clair County (east), Genesee County (west), Macomb County (southeast), Oakland County (southwest).
Lapeer County Cities, Towns & Villages include Brown City, Imlay City, Lapeer, Almont, Clifford, Columbiaville, Dryden, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake.
Lapeer County Townships include Almont, Arcadia, Attica, Burlington, Burnside, Deerfield, Dryden, Elba, Goodland, Hadley, Imlay, Lapeer, Marathon, Mayfield, Metamora, North Branch, Oregon, Rich.
A Map of Lapeer County, Michigan contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lapeer County, Michigan Courthouse Records
Lapeer County, MI Courthouse
The Lapeer County Courthouse is located in Lapeer, Michigan. Some early records prior to organization on February 2, 1835 may be located in Oakland 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 Lapeer 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.
- Lapeer County Clerk has Births & Deaths from 1867 and Marriage Records from 1831. 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 Lapeer County Clerk Information for Genealogists
- Lapeer County Register of Deeds has Land from 1835.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.
- Lapeer County Clerk of the Probate Court has Probate from 1838. 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.
- Lapeer County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court from 1835. 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.
Lapeer County, Michigan Census Records
- Learn More: State of Michigan Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Census Substitutes Index, 1827-1870
- State Population Schedules: 1845, 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884 and 1894
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lapeer County, Michigan Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Michigan Vital Records
- Birth, Marriage and Death Records: from 1867 to present. Some of the records, especially pre-1906 births, pre-1897 deaths and pre-1926, were not filed with the state
- Divorce Records: from 1897. See County Clerk for ealier records.
- Locations: Michigan Office of Vital Statistics, 201 Townsend Street Capitol View Building 3rd Floor Lansing MI 48913; (517) 335-8666
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Lapeer County, Michigan Resources
- State of Michigan Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Michigan
- Dryden Historical Society
- Lapeer County Genealogical Society
- Lapeer County Historical Society
- Lapeer County Michigan Message Boards
- Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy Boards
Lapeer County, Michigan External Links
- Michigan Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lapeer County, Michigan Books - Amazon
- Lapeer Co., Michigan - FindaGrave
- Michigan Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lapeer County, Michigan Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Michigan (1837 - 1995)
- Lapeer Co. MIGenweb
- Lapeer County, Michigan Ancestry Database Collections
- Lapeer County, Michigan Military Records