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Benzie County Clerk
Genealogy Research Hours: Monday-Friday,
Identification Requirements: Drivers License
Certified Copy/Additional: $7.00/3.00
Genealogy Record Copy: n/a
Other Copy Fees: $ .50 per page (record copy); $1.00 per page (circuit court); $2.00 each (D.B.A.)
Comments: Children are allowed.
Births: March 1868 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 supply the date and place of death of the registrant when requesting a copy. This policy is in accordance with MCL 333.2882.
Deaths: April 1868 to present. Public record - anyone can obtain a copy or view the index.
Marriages: May 1869 to present. Public record - anyone can obtain a copy or view the index.
Divorces: Not separated from Circuit Court Journals.
Other: Supervisors/Commissioners: April 1869. Military Discharges: March 1919. Naturalization: February 1871
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 December 2001. 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.
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