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St. Joseph County

St. Joseph County

St. Joseph County Clerk
Courthouse, 125 West Main Street
Centreville, MI 49032
Phone: 616-467-5602
Fax: 616-467-5628

Genealogy Research Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Identification Requirements: Drivers License


Certified Copy/Additional: $10.00/$3.00


Genealogy Record Copy: n/a


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


Comments: It is not recommended that genealogists bring children.


Births: 1867 to present. Birth records that are not 110 years old 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: 1867 to present


Marriages: 1832 to present


Divorces: 1900 to present. Circuit Court records prior to 1900 are available at the Archives and Regional History Collections, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Naturalization: 1854 to mid 1960s


Other: St. Joseph County GenWeb Project is:


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



NOTE: Please call before visiting or mailing fees to confirm hours and other specifics. This information is current to July 2002. 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.

Click Archives of Michigan to visit the Archives of Michigan home page.

Click Michigan County Clerks for other entries in the Michigan County Clerks Directory.

Archives of Michigan
Michigan Library and Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 373-1408

Updated 08/08/2006

Michigan Historical Center, Department of History, Arts and Libraries
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