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Michigan County Clerks Directory


Below is a directory of Michigan’s County Clerks. Click on a county and the following information will be provided about each of the 83 offices: address, phone number, FAX number (where available), e-mail address (where available), genealogy research hours, identification requirements for use of records, cost of certified copy/additional copies, cost of genealogical records copies, other copy fees, comments such as whether the records are microfilmed or whether there is seating capacity for genealogists, and a list of available records and inclusive dates of the records.


Alcona County

Alcona County Clerk
106 Fifth Street, PO Box 308
Harrisville, MI 48740-0308
Phone: 989-724-9410
Fax: 989-724-5838

Genealogy Research Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3:00 p.m.

Identification Requirements: Drivers license or other pictured ID

Certified Copy/Additional: $5.00/$2.00

Genealogy Record Copy: $1.00 each copy/ page

Other Copy Fees: $.25 per page (if other than county record)

Comments: Documents are not on microfilm. Can serve two genealogists; no children allowed. Since no room in office, researchers will use a table in the hallway. Patience is requested because daily duties must take precedence and may be short of staff.

Births: 1869 to present–only to person on record, parents of registrant, legal guardian, legal representative or an heir. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.

Deaths: 1869 to present

Marriages: 1869 to present. Indexed by man’s name. Partial index by woman’s name. Certificates missing from 1880 to 1889. Information is still available.

Divorces: 1869 to present. Please indicate time period.

Other: Immigration/Naturalization: 1869-1930s. Old War Records: World War I to present. School Head Tax Records from early 1930s.



NOTE: Please call before visiting or mailing fees to confirm hours and other specifics. This information is current to December 2001. If you find differences between the information here and the practices or holdings of the County Clerk’s office, please ask the Clerk to inform the Archives of Michigan about needed revisions.

Anne Norlander, Calhoun County Clerk-Register, and Toni Fritz, the Clerk-Register’s Administrative Assistant, conducted a survey of offices in 1993 in order to make this information available to the public. Calhoun County printed the 1994 Michigan County Clerks Genealogy Directory, prepared as a product of this inventory. The Archives of Michigan revised this on-line edition of the directory in 2001.