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Branch County

Branch County

Branch County Clerk
Courthouse, 31 Division Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: 517-279-4306
Fax: 517-278-5627

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Identification Requirements: Drivers License

Certified Copy/Additional: $15.00/$5.00 (effective January 2002)

Genealogy Record Copy: n/a

Other Copy Fees: $1.00 per page (Court records)

Comments: Office space allows for two genealogists at one time. No children are allowed as there is not enough room to accommodate them. The public library, next door to the courthouse, has a Heritage Room where researchers have access to cemetery records, old newspapers on microfilm, census records on microfilm, death indexes and marriage indexes.

Births: 1867 to present. Birth records are available only to the individual named on the birth record (registrant), the parents of the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, a legal representative of the registrant or an heir of the registrant. However, birth records 110 years and older are open to the public. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.

Deaths: 1867 to present. We have our entire Death Index on our web page:

Marriages: 1833 to present

Divorces: 1867 to present

Naturalization: Various years