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Survey of County Records [series]

The Survey of County records series, comprising 15 linear feet of material, is arranged alphabetically by county. record types inventoried for each county may include some or all of the following: Correspondence; Historical Material; Historical Material - Government Organization; Inventory of Government Department Holdings; Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records (which deals with storage and arrangement); Maps (of the counties); and Inventory of Maps in the Counties. The records reflect the fact that the field workers fully researched some counties while paying scant attention to others.

Correspondence between field workers in the counties and their supervisors in district offices or the state H.R.S. office contains descriptive and historical information about the counties as well as information concerning the workings of the H.R.S. project. In some areas the work went along quite smoothly, but in others the field workers faced numerous difficulties: getting permission to examine government records and to have a place to work, facing officials whose attitude ranged from indifference to outright hostility; attempting to inventory records which were poorly organized and stored in inaccessible places; and even obtaining adequate training and basic office supplies from the WPA Charles Johnson, a field worker in Ionia County, wrote articulately on the workings of the project and his letters make good reading (see roll 13). Three counties - Alger, Ingham, and Marquette - had H.R.S. district supervisors' offices, so their correspondence files contain information about whole regions as well as good descriptions of the project (letters which mentioned only one county have been transferred to that county's files). H.R.S. correspondence is also a source of information about county records. Sometimes it reveals what had happened to records which no longer existed when the survey was conducted and sometimes it is a source of inventory information - in the case of Ingham County the only source, since both the forms and the completed inventory (if there ever was one) are lost. Within each county, correspondence is arranged chronologically and anything of a routine or insignificant nature has been discarded. General instructions, issued to each field worker in the state, have not been retained for each county but only where they were first found in processing and so would tend to be concentrated at the beginning of the alphabetical listing of counties. Any researcher studying the H.R.S. project would want to consult all of the correspondence; therefore, in addition to each county's correspondence being microfilmed with its other material, all the correspondence has been preserved after filming and grouped together, arranged alphabetically by county.

Historical information is divided into two broad categories: Historical Material for general information and Historical Material - Government Organization (what the H.R.S. called "legal research") for that relating to the government departments. For both, like information has been gathered together and arranged, for the most part, according to the organizational scheme in the H.R.S. published guides.

For Historical Materials, broad-ranging essays or compilations of information are filed first, followed by specific topics: location, derivation of name, geography and geology, Indian occupation, French penetration, English succession, American emergence, the Territory of Michigan, creation of the county (including copies of early deeds and mortgages), the county seat of justice, first (and usually subsequent) county officers, politics, the circuit court, the courthouse(s) and other early county buildings, the townships, agriculture, the chief city or cities, prominent citizens, business and industry, education, arts, religion, population (including ethnic breakdowns as well as total numbers), special historic and scenic features, transportation (including routes as well as modes), and journalism. Sometimes, previously written guides or parts thereof were used as the basis for new ones, with revisions for the new guide made on a copy of the old one (e.g., Kalamazoo from Alger, Kent from Alger and Calhoun, and others).

Discarded from the historical materials were: masses of duplicates, including such things as notes that were written up into essays (if the collection contains the essays), rough drafts of published essays (the most advanced draft of an essay was retained if it had not been published, and if duplicates had conflicting or overlapping information, all were saved), and carbon copies; library notes from published works which the Bentley Library has in its collection or which are readily obtained elsewhere, e.g., county histories, censuses, directories, atlases, laws, to name just a few (although if it was too time-consuming to locate the source or if the notes were extremely clear, these notes were retained); information that was irrelevant; and illegible notes.

Government information was organized by the H.R.S. in two ways: in "legal research" files and in inventories of records held by the various government departments. Survey staff compiled the former in order to write the history of the government organization for each county and to show the workings of each government department. In the current arrangement of the collection, this type of information is called Historical Material - Government Organization. Luther Evans said to a U.S. Senate subcommittee, "It is necessary, if the reader is to understand the relation of each record to the government of the community and to other records, that he have a brief statement of the history, the organization, duties and function of each office of local government, and that he know what legal requirements exist for the keeping of records." The historical material on the government organization is filed separately from the inventory forms (as, indeed, the H.R.S. workers handled it, until it was brought together to produce a published guide), but both obviously cover the same departments: Board of Supervisors, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Superintendent of Abstracts/Abstract Department, Circuit Court, Circuit Court Commissioners, Friend of the Court, Jury Commission, Probation Officer, Probate Court, Probate Judge's Office, Juvenile Probation Officer, Sheriff, Concealed Weapon Licensing Board, Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney, Tax Allocation Board/Bureau of Taxation, County Treasurer, Controller, County Auditors, Sinking Fund, School Commissioner, Board of School Examiners, County Health Department/Board of Health, County Nurse, Superintendents of the Poor/Poor Commission, County Welfare Agent, Social Welfare Board/Department of Social Welfare/Bureau of Social Aid, Soldiers' Relief Commission, Board of Election Commissioners, Board of Canvassers, Road Commission, Drain Commissioner, County Plat Board, Surveyor, Board of Park Trustees/Parks Department, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Agricultural Agent, Humane Office, Dog Warden, and Game Warden. (n.b., no county had all of these departments, and sometimes there was historical information on a department but no inventory, or vice versa.)

Inventories of Government Department Holdings were recorded on Volume and Unbound Record Forms (12-13HR). These provide a wealth of information about the records: the title of the record series, inclusive dates, location and storage conditions, labeling, quantity, contents, arrangement and indexing, physical description of volumes, and more. Field workers would fill out one form for each type of record found and send the forms to the central editorial board in Detroit, where archivists and historians directed the editing. In reviewing these forms, the editors frequently had questions or wanted more information. They wrote their questions and comments on "rejection slips", which they then attached to the forms in question and returned to the workers for correction or completion. For accuracy, everything was rechecked. Usually, new information was added to the original forms, making the rejection slips redundant. These slips have been discarded. But if the information was written on the rejection slip instead of the form, both have been saved. Along with superfluous rejection slips, other unneeded items have been discarded as well: blank forms, superseded forms, and duplicates. Sometimes two or even three workers conducted their own separate inventories of the same records and in these cases the most complete form has been saved for each record. When a typed form accompanied a handwritten one, the most legible one has been retained, usually the typed one. There is undoubtedly some duplication still, for sometimes copies of the same records were found in more than one department and were inventoried in both places (for example, numerous departments would file copies of certain records with the county clerk's office and still retain their originals).

Both in the original survey and in its current form, arrangement was done at the folder level, with (in most cases) each government department having its own folder. The Survey workers assembled the forms for each department but usually did not put them in any particular order (that would come later, when it was time to publish the inventory). This original order has been retained. If there were very few inventory forms for a given county, they have all been placed in one folder and their departments not itemized in the contents list beyond the "Inventory of Government Department Holdings" listing.

Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records (or H.C.A.) was the heading the H.R.S. gave to their description if the storage and arrangement of records. It deals with the way the workers found the records or, if they were conscientious and industrious, the way they themselves organized them if the county officials gave them permission to improve their arrangement. Here the inventory was done by building and by room within a building, using Form 10HR, which was either the County Building Form or the Office or Vault Form. The County Building Form gives the address and location of the building, describes its physical attributes, and tells some of its history. The Office or Vault Form lists the government department to which the records belong; the location of the room within the building; storage conditions such as overcrowding, lighting, ventilation, and fire safety; and the quantity of bound and unbound records. Sometimes the County Building Form contains very detailed information about the buildings where the records were stored, both physical and historical, accompanied by diagrams of floor plans and building facades. An extreme example of this is Saginaw County, where even the fixtures in the bathrooms were described. Usually there was not much duplication, but if the information on the forms had been written into an essay, either published or unpublished, the forms have been discarded. Oversized floor plans and architectural drawings were not microfilmed and are filed alphabetically by county. Smaller ones have been retained in addition to being filmed and are interfiled with the others. Photographs of courthouses and some other early buildings have also been preserved. Researchers interested in the history or architecture of such buildings should consult these folders, the courthouse section of the Historical Material files, and the H.C.A. files. The transcripts of Board of Supervisors' minutes are another source of information on county buildings.

There are two files dealing with maps. The first, Maps, consists of maps of the counties drawn by H.R.S. workers on letter-size paper in preparation for publication in the guide for each county. Oftentimes there is a map of Michigan with the given county highlighted to show its location, followed by several maps of that county in varying levels of detail, drawn with some care, frequently in color. The best representative sample of each has been retained, with all duplicates discarded. After filming, these maps have been preserved and grouped together, arranged alphabetically by county. In addition, there are a few maps, too large to microfilm or not really related to the H.R.S., which have been removed to the Bentley Library's map collection.

The second file, Inventory of Maps in the County describes the maps that H.R.S. workers found in the counties. They used Form 15HR, the Maps and Photographs Form, to describe each map in some detail, noting features such as date, size, title or subject, area covered, scale, type of map, artist or author, publisher, place of publication, physical condition, location, and the name of the government department to which it belonged. H.R.S. workers inventoried an unusually large number of maps in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

 
Alcona County
Roll   1  
Correspondence
Roll   1  
Draft of Guide
Roll   1  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   1  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Alger County
Roll   1  
Correspondence
Roll   1  
Historical Material
Roll   1  
Maps
 
Allegan County
Roll   1  
Correspondence
Roll   1  
Historical Material
Roll   2  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   2  
Maps
Roll   2  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   2  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   2  
County Clerk
Roll   2  
Register of Deeds
Roll   2  
Circuit Court
Roll   2  
Probate Court
Roll   2  
Probate Judge's Office
Roll   2  
Sheriff
Roll   2  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   2  
Coroner
Roll   2  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   2  
County Treasurer
Roll   2  
Controller
Roll   2  
School Commissioner
Roll   2  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   2  
County Health Department
Roll   2  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   2  
Social Welfare Board
Roll   2  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   2  
Road Commission
Roll   2  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   2  
Agricultural Agent
Roll   2  
Board of Canvassers
 
Alpena County
Roll   3  
Correspondence
Roll   3  
Historical Material
Roll   3  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   3  
Maps
 
Antrim County
Roll   3  
Historical Material
Roll   3  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   3  
Maps
Roll   3  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   3  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   3  
County Clerk
Roll   3  
Register of Deeds
Roll   3  
Circuit Court
Roll   3  
Probate Court
Roll   3  
Sheriff
Roll   3  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   3  
County Treasurer
Roll   3  
School Commissioner
Roll   3  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   3  
Election Commission
Roll   3  
Road Commission
Roll   3  
Surveyor
 
Arenac County
Roll   3  
Correspondence
Roll   3  
Historical Material
Roll   3  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   3  
Maps
Roll   3  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   3  
County Clerk
Roll   3  
Register of Deeds
Roll   3  
Circuit Court
Roll   3  
Judge of Probate
Roll   3  
Coroner
Roll   4  
County Treasurer
Roll   4  
School Commissioner
Roll   4  
Department of Health
Roll   4  
Welfare
Roll   4  
Road Commission
Roll   4  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   4  
Agricultural Agent
 
Baraga County
Roll   4  
Correspondence
Roll   4  
Historical Material
Roll   4  
Maps
 
Barry County
Roll   4  
Historical Material
Roll   4  
Maps
Roll   4  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Bay County
Roll   4  
Correspondence
Roll   4  
Historical Material
Roll   4  
Maps
Roll   4  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   4  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
 
Benzie County
Roll   4  
Correspondence
Roll   4  
Historical Material
Roll   4  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   4  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   4  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Berrien County
Roll   4  
Correspondence
Roll   4  
Historical Material
Roll   4  
Historical Material-Townships
Roll   4  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   4  
Maps
Roll   4  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   5  
Branch County
Roll   5  
Historical Material
Roll   5  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   5  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   5  
Surveyor
Roll   5  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Calhoun County
Roll   5  
Correspondence
Roll   5  
Historical Material
Roll   5  
Maps
Roll   5  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Township Government Holdings
Roll   5  
Athens
Roll   5  
Battle Creek
Roll   5  
Clarendon
Roll   5  
Eckford
Roll   5  
Fredonia
Roll   5  
Homer
Roll   5  
Marengo
Roll   5  
Newton
 
Cass County
Roll   5  
Correspondence
Roll   5  
Historical Material
Roll   5  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   5  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   5  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Charlevoix County
Roll   5  
Historical Material
Roll   5  
Historical Material-Government Organization
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   5  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   5  
Register of Deeds
Roll   5  
Circuit Court
Roll   5  
Judge of Probate
Roll   5  
Probation Officer
Roll   5  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   5  
County Treasurer
Roll   5  
School Commissioner
Roll   5  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   5  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   5  
Road Commission
Roll   5  
Surveyor
 
Cheboygan County
Roll   6  
Correspondence
Roll   6  
Historical Material
Roll   6  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   6  
Maps
Roll   6  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Chippewa County
Roll   6  
Correspondence
Roll   6  
Historical Material
Roll   6  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   6  
Maps
Roll   6  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Clare County
Roll   6  
Correspondence
Roll   6  
Historical Material
Roll   6  
Maps
Roll   6  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
 
Clinton County
Roll   6  
Correspondence
Roll   6  
Historical Material
Roll   6  
Maps
Roll   6  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
 
Crawford County
Roll   7  
Correspondence
Roll   7  
Historical Material
Roll   7  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   7  
Maps
Roll   7  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   7  
Judge of Probate
Roll   7  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Delta County
Roll   7  
Correspondence
Roll   7  
Historical Material
Roll   7  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   7  
Maps
 
Dickinson County
Roll   7  
Correspondence
Roll   7  
Historical Material
Roll   7  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   7  
Maps
Roll   7  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   8  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   8  
County Clerk
Roll   8  
Register of Deeds
Roll   8  
Circuit Court
Roll   8  
Judge of Probate
Roll   8  
Sheriff
Roll   8  
Coroner
Roll   8  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   8  
County Treasurer
Roll   8  
School Commissioner
Roll   8  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   8  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   8  
Road Commission
Roll   8  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   8  
Agricultural Agent
Roll   8  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Eaton County
Roll   8  
Correspondence
Roll   8  
Historical Material
Roll   9  
Historical Material (cont.)
Roll   9  
Maps
Roll   9  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
 
Emmet County
Roll   9  
Correspondence
Roll   9  
Historical Material
Roll   10  
Maps
Roll   10  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   10  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   10  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Genesee County
Roll   10  
Correspondence
Roll   10  
Historical Material
Roll   10  
Maps
Roll   10  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Gladwin County
Roll   10  
Correspondence
Roll   10  
Historical Material
Roll   10  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   10  
Maps
Roll   10  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Gogebic County
Roll   11  
Correspondence
Roll   11  
Historical Material
Roll   11  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   11  
Maps
Roll   11  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Grand Traverse County
Roll   11  
Correspondence
Roll   11  
Historical Material
Roll   11  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   11  
Maps
Roll   11  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   11  
List of Offices and Field Forms for Each
Roll   11  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   11  
County Clerk
Roll   11  
Register of Deeds
Roll   11  
Circuit Court
Roll   11  
Probate Court
Roll   11  
Sheriff
Roll   11  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   11  
Coroner
Roll   11  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   11  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   12  
County Treasurer
Roll   12  
School Commissioner
Roll   12  
Poor Commissioner
Roll   12  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   12  
Road Commission
Roll   12  
Plat Board
Roll   12  
Surveyor
 
Gratiot County
Roll   12  
Correspondence
Roll   12  
Historical Material-Circuit Court
Roll   12  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   12  
Register of Deeds
 
Hillsdale County
Roll   12  
Correspondence
Roll   12  
Historical Material
Roll   12  
Maps
Roll   12  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   12  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings (Draft of Guide)
 
Houghton County
Roll   12  
Historical Material
Roll   12  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   12  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   12  
County Clerk
Roll   12  
Register of Deeds
Roll   12  
Circuit Court
Roll   12  
Probation Officer
Roll   12  
Sheriff
Roll   12  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   12  
Coroner
Roll   12  
County Treasurer
Roll   12  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   12  
Health Department
Roll   12  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   12  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   12  
Board of Election Commissioners
 
Inventory of Maps
Roll   12  
Houghton County
Roll   12  
Houghton
Roll   12  
Ripley
Roll   12  
Calumet
Roll   12  
South Range
Roll   12  
Hancock
 
Huron County
Roll   13  
Correspondence
Roll   13  
Historical Material
Roll   13  
Maps
Roll   13  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   13  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   13  
County Clerk
Roll   13  
Register of Deeds
Roll   13  
Circuit Court
Roll   13  
Circuit Court Commissioners
Roll   13  
Probate Court
Roll   13  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   13  
County Treasurer
Roll   13  
School Commissioner
Roll   13  
Health Department
Roll   13  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   13  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   13  
Drain Commissioner
 
Ingham County
Roll   13  
Correspondence
Roll   13  
Historical Material
Roll   13  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   13  
Maps
 
Ionia County
Roll   13  
Correspondence and N.Y.A. Workers
Roll   13  
Historical Material
Roll   13  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   14  
Maps
Roll   14  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   14  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   14  
County Clerk
Roll   14  
Register of Deeds
Roll   14  
Circuit Court
Roll   14  
Friend of the Court
Roll   14  
Probate Court
Roll   14  
Probation Officer
Roll   14  
Sheriff
Roll   14  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   14  
Coroner
Roll   14  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   14  
County Treasurer
Roll   14  
School Commissioner
Roll   14  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   14  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   14  
County Welfare Agent
Roll   14  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   14  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   14  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   14  
Road Commission
Roll   14  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   14  
Surveyor
Roll   14  
Agricultural Agent
 
Inventory of Township Government Department Holdings
Roll   14  
Boston
Roll   14  
Easton
Roll   14  
Keene
Roll   14  
Lyons
Roll   14  
North Plains
Roll   14  
Orleans
Roll   14  
Otisco
Roll   14  
Ronald
 
Inventory of Municipal Government Department Holdings
Roll   14  
Belding
Roll   14  
Hubbardston
Roll   14  
Ionia
Roll   14  
Lyons
Roll   14  
Muir
Roll   14  
Pewamo
Roll   14  
Inventory of Maps in County
Roll   14  
Inventory of Artifacts in County
 
Iosco County
Roll   15  
Historical Material
Roll   15  
Maps
Roll   15  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Iron County
Roll   15  
Correspondence
Roll   15  
Historical Material
Roll   15  
Maps
Roll   15  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   15  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Isabella County
Roll   15  
Historical Material
Roll   15  
Maps
Roll   15  
Inventory of Maps in County
Roll   15  
Inventory of Newspapers in County
 
Jackson County
Roll   15  
Correspondence
Roll   15  
Historical Material
Roll   15  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   15  
Maps
Roll   15  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Kalamazoo County
Roll   15  
Correspondence
Roll   15  
Historical Material
Roll   15  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   15  
Maps
Roll   15  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   15  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
 
Other County Records
Roll   15  
Salaries of County Officers 1834-1940
Roll   15  
Assessments 1839-1939
 
Kalkaska County
Roll   16  
Correspondence
Roll   16  
Historical Material
Roll   16  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   16  
Maps
Roll   16  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Kent County
Roll   16  
Correspondence
Roll   16  
Historical Material
Roll   16  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   17  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   17  
Maps
 
Keweenaw County
Roll   17  
Correspondence
Roll   17  
Historical Material
Roll   17  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   17  
Maps
Roll   17  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   17  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Lake County
Roll   18  
Correspondence
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   18  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   18  
County Clerk
Roll   18  
Register of Deeds
Roll   18  
Circuit Court
Roll   18  
Probate Court
Roll   18  
Sheriff
Roll   18  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   18  
County Treasurer
Roll   18  
Road Commission
Roll   18  
Plat Board
Roll   18  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Lapeer County
Roll   18  
Correspondence
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   18  
Maps
 
Leelanau County
Roll   18  
Correspondence
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   18  
Maps
Roll   18  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Lenawee County
Roll   18  
Correspondence
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Draft of Guide
Roll   18  
Maps
 
Livingston County
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Maps
Roll   18  
Inventory of Government Department Holdings (Draft of Guide)
 
Luce County
Roll   18  
Historical Material
Roll   18  
Maps
 
Mackinac County
Roll   19  
Correspondence
Roll   19  
Historical Material
Roll   19  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   19  
Maps
Roll   19  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Macomb County
Roll   19  
Historical Material
Roll   19  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   19  
County Clerk
Roll   19  
Register of Deeds
Roll   19  
Circuit Court
Roll   19  
Friend of the Court
Roll   19  
Probate Court
Roll   19  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   19  
Coroner
Roll   19  
Treasurer
Roll   19  
School Commissioner
Roll   19  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   19  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   19  
Road Commission
Roll   19  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   19  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Manistee County
Roll   19  
Historical Material
Roll   19  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   19  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   19  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   19  
County Clerk
Roll   19  
Register of Deeds
Roll   19  
Circuit Court
Roll   19  
Probate Court
Roll   19  
Sheriff
Roll   19  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   19  
Coroner
Roll   19  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   19  
Treasurer
Roll   19  
School Commission
Roll   19  
County Health Department
Roll   19  
Poor Commission
Roll   19  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   19  
Road Commission
Roll   19  
Drain Commission
Roll   19  
County Plat Board
Roll   19  
Agricultural Agent
 
Marquette County
Roll   20  
Correspondence
Roll   20  
Historical Material
Roll   20  
Maps
 
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   20  
County
 
Townships
Roll   20  
Champion
Roll   20  
Chocolay
Roll   20  
Ely
Roll   20  
Ewing
Roll   20  
Forsyth
Roll   20  
Humboldt
Roll   20  
Michigamme
Roll   20  
Negaunee
Roll   20  
Powell
Roll   20  
Sands
Roll   20  
Skandia
Roll   20  
Tilden
Roll   20  
Turin
Roll   20  
West Branch
 
Municipalities
Roll   20  
Marquette
Roll   20  
Ishpeming
Roll   20  
Negaunee
 
Mason County
Roll   20  
Correspondence
Roll   20  
Historical Material
Roll   20  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   20  
Maps
Roll   20  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Mecosta County
Roll   20  
Correspondence
Roll   20  
Historical Material
Roll   20  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   20  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   20  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   20  
County Clerk
Roll   20  
Register of Deeds
Roll   20  
Circuit Court
Roll   21  
Probate Court
Roll   21  
Sheriff
Roll   21  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   21  
Coroner
Roll   21  
Treasurer
Roll   21  
School Commissioner
Roll   21  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   21  
County Health Department
Roll   21  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   21  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   21  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   21  
Road Commission
Roll   21  
Drain Commission
Roll   21  
Surveyor
Roll   21  
Agricultural Agent
 
Menominee County
Roll   21  
Correspondence
Roll   21  
Draft of Guide-Historical
Roll   21  
Historical Material
Roll   21  
Draft of Guide-Government Organization
Roll   21  
Maps
Roll   21  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Midland County
Roll   21  
Historical Material
Roll   21  
Maps
 
Missaukee County
Roll   21  
Correspondence
Roll   21  
Historical Material
Roll   22  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   22  
Maps
Roll   22  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Monroe County
Roll   22  
Correspondence
Roll   22  
Historical Material
Roll   22  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   22  
Maps
Roll   22  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Montcalm County
Roll   22  
Correspondence
Roll   22  
Historical Material
Roll   22  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   22  
Maps
Roll   22  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Montmorency County
Roll   22  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   22  
Maps
 
Muskegon County
Roll   22  
Correspondence
Roll   22  
Historical Material
Roll   22  
Maps
Roll   22  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Newaygo County
Roll   22  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   22  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   22  
County Clerk
Roll   22  
Register of Deeds
Roll   22  
Circuit Court
Roll   22  
Probate Court
Roll   22  
Sheriff
Roll   22  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   22  
County Treasurer
Roll   22  
School Commissioner
Roll   22  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   22  
County Health Department
Roll   22  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   22  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   22  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   22  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   22  
Surveyor
 
Oakland County
Roll   22  
Correspondence
Roll   22  
Historical Material
Roll   22  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   22  
Maps
 
Oceana County
Roll   23  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   23  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   23  
County Clerk
Roll   23  
Register of Deeds
Roll   23  
Circuit Court
Roll   23  
Probate Court
Roll   23  
Coroner
Roll   23  
County Treasurer
Roll   23  
Board of Election Commissioners
 
Ogemaw County
Roll   23  
Historical Material
Roll   23  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   23  
Maps
Roll   23  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Ontonagon County
Roll   23  
Historical Material
Roll   23  
Maps
Roll   23  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   23  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   23  
County Clerk
Roll   23  
Register of Deeds
Roll   23  
Circuit Court
Roll   23  
Probate Court
Roll   23  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   23  
Coroner
Roll   23  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   23  
Treasurer
Roll   23  
School Commissioner
Roll   23  
Superintendent of the Poor
Roll   23  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   23  
Road Commission
Roll   23  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   23  
Surveyor
 
Osceola County
Roll   23  
Correspondence
Roll   23  
Historical Material
Roll   23  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   23  
Maps
Roll   23  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Oscoda County
Roll   24  
Historical Material
Roll   24  
Maps
Roll   24  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   24  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   24  
County Clerk
Roll   24  
Register of Deeds
Roll   24  
Circuit Court
Roll   24  
Circuit Court Commissioners
Roll   24  
Concealed Weapon Licensing board
Roll   24  
School Commissioner
Roll   24  
County Treasurer
Roll   24  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   24  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   24  
Road Commission
 
Otsego County
Roll   24  
Correspondence
Roll   24  
Historical Material
Roll   24  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   24  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   24  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   24  
County Clerk
Roll   24  
Register of Deeds
Roll   24  
Circuit Court
Roll   24  
Probate Court
Roll   24  
Sheriff
Roll   24  
Concealed Weapon Licensing Board
Roll   24  
Coroner
Roll   24  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   24  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   24  
Treasurer
Roll   24  
Sinking Fund
Roll   24  
School Commissioner
Roll   24  
Board of School Examiners
Roll   24  
Department of Social Welfare
Roll   24  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   24  
Road Commission
Roll   24  
Agricultural Agent
Roll   24  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Ottawa County
Roll   24  
Historical Material
Roll   24  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   24  
Maps
Roll   24  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   24  
County Treasurer
Roll   24  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Presque Isle County
Roll   25  
Historical Material
Roll   25  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   25  
Maps
Roll   25  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   25  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   25  
County Clerk
Roll   25  
Register of Deeds
Roll   25  
Circuit Court
Roll   25  
Probate Court
Roll   25  
Sheriff
Roll   25  
Coroner
Roll   25  
Treasurer
Roll   25  
School Commissioner
Roll   25  
Superintendent of the Poor
Roll   25  
Road Commission
 
Roscommon County
Roll   25  
Correspondence
Roll   25  
Historical Material
Roll   25  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   25  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   25  
County Clerk
Roll   25  
Register of Deeds
Roll   25  
Probate Court
Roll   25  
Sheriff
Roll   25  
County Treasurer
Roll   25  
School Commissioner
Roll   25  
Road Commission
 
Saginaw County
Roll   25  
Correspondence
Roll   25  
Draft of Guide-Historical
Roll   25  
Historical Material
Roll   26  
Historical Material (cont.)
Roll   26  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   26  
Maps
Roll   26  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
Roll   26  
Inventory of Maps
 
St. Clair County
Roll   26  
Historical Material
Roll   26  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   26  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   26  
County Clerk
Roll   26  
Register of Deeds
Roll   26  
Circuit Court
Roll   26  
Probate Court
Roll   26  
Probation Officer
Roll   26  
Sheriff
Roll   26  
School Commissioner
Roll   26  
Superintendent of the Poor
Roll   26  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   26  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   26  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
St. Joseph County
Roll   26  
Historical Material
Roll   26  
Maps
Roll   26  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Sanilac County
Roll   27  
Correspondence
Roll   27  
Historical Material
Roll   27  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   27  
Maps
Roll   27  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Schoolcraft County
Roll   27  
Historical Material
Roll   27  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   27  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   27  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   27  
County Clerk
Roll   27  
Register of Deeds
Roll   27  
Probate Court
Roll   27  
County Treasurer
Roll   27  
School Commission
Roll   27  
County Health Department
Roll   27  
Superintendent of the Poor
Roll   27  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Shiawassee County
Roll   27  
Draft of Guide
Roll   27  
Historical Material
Roll   27  
Maps
 
Tuscola County
Roll   27  
Correspondence
Roll   27  
Historical Material
Roll   28  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   28  
Maps
Roll   28  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   28  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   28  
County Clerk
Roll   28  
Register of Deeds
Roll   28  
Probate Court
Roll   28  
County Treasurer
 
Van Buren County
Roll   28  
Correspondence
Roll   28  
Historical Material
Roll   28  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   28  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   28  
County Clerk
Roll   28  
Register of Deeds
Roll   28  
Probate Court
Roll   28  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   28  
County Treasurer
Roll   28  
School Commissioner
Roll   28  
Superintendent of the Poor
Roll   28  
Road Commission
Roll   28  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   28  
Agricultural Agent
Roll   28  
Inventory of Maps in County
 
Washtenaw County
Roll   28  
Correspondence
Roll   28  
Historical Material
Roll   28  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   28  
Maps
Roll   28  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   28  
County Clerk
Roll   28  
Register of Deeds
Roll   28  
Circuit Court
Roll   28  
Sheriff
Roll   28  
County Treasurer
Roll   28  
Poor Commission
Roll   28  
Road Commission
 
Wayne County
Roll   28  
Correspondence
Roll   28  
Historical Material
Roll   28  
Historical Material-Government Organization
Roll   28  
Maps
Roll   28  
Housing, Care, and Accessibility of Records
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   28  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   28  
County Clerk
Roll   29  
County Clerk (cont.)
Roll   29  
Register of Deeds
Roll   29  
Abstract Department
Roll   29  
Circuit Court (including Old Territorial Court, Old County Court, Old Superior Court of Detroit, Old Justice Court, and Common Pleas Court)
Roll   29  
Circuit Court Commissioners
Roll   29  
Friend of the Court
Roll   29  
Jury Commission
Roll   29  
Probate Court
Roll   29  
Sheriff
Roll   29  
Coroner
Roll   29  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   29  
Bureau of Taxation
Roll   29  
Tax Allocation Board
Roll   29  
County Treasurer
Roll   29  
County Auditors
Roll   30  
County Auditors (cont.)
Roll   30  
Controllers
Roll   30  
Sinking Fund Commission
Roll   30  
Superintendent of Schools
Roll   30  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   30  
Social Welfare Department-County Agent
Roll   30  
Wayne County Training School
Roll   30  
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Roll   30  
Board of Election Commissioners
Roll   30  
Board of Canvassers
Roll   30  
Road Commission
Roll   30  
Port of Detroit Authority
Roll   30  
Drain Commissioner
Roll   30  
Surveyor
Roll   30  
Library Commission
Roll   30  
Agricultural Agent
 
Wexford County
Roll   31  
Correspondence
Roll   31  
Historical Material
Roll   31  
Maps
 
Inventory of Government Department Holdings
Roll   31  
Board of Supervisors
Roll   31  
County Clerk
Roll   31  
Register of Deeds
Roll   31  
Circuit Court
Roll   31  
Sheriff
Roll   31  
Concealed Weapons Licensing board
Roll   31  
Prosecuting Attorney
Roll   31  
County Treasurer
Roll   31  
School Commission
Roll   31  
Superintendents of the Poor
Roll   31  
Road Commission
Roll   31  
Drain Commissioner