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Ogemaw County

Ogemaw County

Ogemaw County Clerk
806 West Houghton Avenue
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: 517-345-0215
Fax: 345-7223

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License


Certified Copy/Additional: $5.00/$2.00


Genealogy Record Copy: $ .50 per page


Other Copy Fees: n/a


Comments: Counter space allows for one or two genealogists at one time. The genealogists must complete “Procedures Governing the Inspection of Vital Records Documents” form.


Births: 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 supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.


Deaths: 1876 to present


Marriages: 1876 to present


Divorces: Staff checks the indexes for the genealogists.


Naturalization: Staff checks the records for the genealogists.


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