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Mason County

Mason County

Mason County Clerk
304 East Ludington Avenue
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: 231-843-8202
Fax: 231-843-1972

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Name, address, city, state, and drivers license number.


Certified Copy/Additional: $5.00/$2.00 (will rise to $7.00/$3.00 in January 2000)


Genealogy Record Copy: $3.00 per page (uncertified copy)


Other Copy Fees: n/a


Comments: Limited counter space allows for two genealogists at one time. No children are allowed.


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. An heir is defined as any relative of a deceased individual. Heirs must provide a copy of the record of death of the registrant and, also, documentation showing that they are an heir of the registrant. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.


Deaths: 1867 to present


Marriages: 1867 to present


Divorces: Record of Divorce File (form B-42) is not maintained in this office. If record is absolutely necessary, it must be retrieved from the Circuit Court divorce records.


Other: For additional local and state government records with potential genealogical value, see the Archival Circulars for records maintained at the Archives of Michigan.