304 pages with 65 total maps Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Calhoun County, Michigan, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person's name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 5198 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 34 Cemeteries plus . . . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc. What YEARS are these maps for? Here are the counts for parcels of land mapped, by the decade in which the corresponding land patents were issued: DecadeParcel-count 1830s4701 1840s218 1850s252 1860s7 1870s4 1900s1 1930s9 1960s2 1970s2 1980s2 What Cities and Towns are in Calhoun County, Michigan (and in this book)? Albion, Albion Landing, Athens, Babcock, Battle Creek, Beadle Lake, Bedford, Bentleys Corners, Brownlee Park, Burlington, Ceresco, Charlotte Landing, Clarence Center, Clarendon, Condit, Duck Lake, East Leroy, Eckford, Greenfield Park, Homer, Joppa, Lakeview, Lee Center, Level Park, Maplehurst, Marengo, Marshall, Morgan Corners, Morgan Corners, Oak Park, Old Mill Gardens, Orchard Park, Partello, Pennfield, Pine Creek, Rice Creek, Sonoma, Springfield, Springfield Place, Stanley Corners, Sunrise Heights, Tekonsha, Urbandale, Verona Park, Walnut Point, Wattles Park, West Leroy, Wrights Corners
Michigan Genealogy identifies records on the state and regional level and then the county level, providing details of vital records, court and land records, military records, newspapers, and census records, as well as the holdings of the various societies and institutions whose resources and facilities support the special needs of the genealogist. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition lists, county by county, the names addresses, websites, e-mail addresses, and hours of business of libraries, archives, genealogical and historical societies, courthouses, and other record repositories; describes their manuscripts and record collections; highlights their special holdings; and provides details regarding queries, searches, and restrictions on the use of their records.