If you need to order any type of documents from the Livingston County Clerk's Office that previous to this had to be ordered either by letter or by phone call they can now be ordered on line!
I hope that this will speed up your tree climbing efforts!
EARLY LIVINGSTON COUNTY LAND RECORDS 1828-1870'S
This book is something I have coveted for years since my friend Milt Charboneau spent years compiling the land records that make this 850 page book up. Although Milt organized the surnames in alpha order I soon realized that in about 4 out of 5 records that one could find the married names of daughters, the heirs of the land owners, who they were the heirs of or perhaps who they purchased the land with. I decided that people would not be able to find a "C" name in an "S" listing so I spend months creating an all name index and then I am sure my brain died when I decided to also add an all place name index to the project. The surname index includes over 32,000 names and there are about 20,000 place names which include 36 states and I am not sure how many counties. I ran a sort by State, City & County so you can search by whatever is most comfortable by you. I hope that I got all the entries but I cannot guarantee it.
IMAGE of 1877 Howell VILLAGE
This beautiful drawing is courtesy of Duane Zemper at the Howell Carnegie Library Archives. I have resized it so it does not take forever to load any longer.
1868 History of Howell
A very interesting quick history read with an all name index by Milt Charboneau.
1875 Livingston County Plat Atlas
Complete with Township maps and a state map of Michigan and a map of the United States at the time and North America. Also includes residential listings by Milt Charboneau.
FOWLERVILLE, Livingston COUNTY
This is a great compilation of extractions by Dianne Richards, Linda Philbern & Kernie King for the years 1874-1879. They cover Births, Weddings, Deaths inside Livingston County, Deaths outside Livingston County (Many all over the state of Michigan) and Miscellaneous News. There is an all name index also.
1880 History of Livingston County MI
By Everts & Abbott 1880 - 462 pages.
This truly an important read for those researching
in Livingston County. The Township sections have fascinating details about
people, places and events in each area of the county.
All name index by Milt Charboneau & associates.
1891 Portrait & Biographical Album for Ingham & Livingston Counties, Michigan
871 pages of
the stories of the people that made these two counties what they are today.
Chicago - Chapman Bros. - All name index by Pam Rietsch
Livingston county MARRIAGE Index
Livingston county Death Index
1895 Plat Atlas of
Livingston County Michigan
Complete with township maps and a state map of
Michigan and residential listings
by Milt Charboneau. Some really great information for those who are researching!
VOLUNTEER Infantry SOUVENIR BOOK
Printed in 1898, I am so excited about this particular book. I had been doing some Nebraska items and I knew people were wanting me to do some Livingston County items when I came across this little book for the Michigan 35th Volunteer Infantry for the Spanish American War. Little did I realize that this was the very division that was stationed here in Livingston County at Island Lake. So I kill several birds with one stone, so to speak. I did take the webmaster's authority and re-alphabetize the lists of the privates in each company, either the author did not know the alphabet or I dunno, but they were pretty mixed up. Some neat photos! I also created an all name index, over 1400 names.
Miss Mary Bush's Autograph Book
This is a neat
little book brought to the library with the help of Linda Preece, who purchased
it at an auction many years ago and wanted to share it with those interested in
Livingston County, Michigan History. Printed in Howell in 1905 or earlier there
are about 35 pages and numerous pictures and sadly several have no names, so if
you happen to know who these unidentified people are I would certainly
appreciate it. I made an index of those names included and while not many, it
may help researchers.
1911 History of
& Township of Howell
The pioneer history of the area by A. Riley Crittenden and an all name index by Pam Rietsch. Very interesting stories of the later settlers to the county and the Howell area.
1915 Plat Atlas
of Livingston County Michigan
Complete with township maps and a state map of Michigan and residential listings by Milt Charboneau. This atlas even has some neat family images and farm images. Really cool.
WWI Honor Roll of
Livingston County MI
If you think your relative may have been in the "Great War" and from Livingston County MI, or the surrounding area, then this book is for you! There are hundreds and hundreds of portraits and bios of the soldiers who kept us free. Complete with an all name index by Pam Rietsch.
Howell High School
This neat photo
was in the window of at the time one of the oldest stores in Howell, Garland
Clothiers. As they were going out of business I convinced them to let me
purchase it so I could scan it and put it on the site. Now a number of years
later I was able to enhance the photos and take away a lot of blemishes and
Michigan state SANATORIUM
HOWELL TUBERCULAR SANATORIUM
I just redid this section of the Livingston County Historical & Genealogical Project and have added another great section to the MSS section. I recently got a photo album that was taken by I do not know whom and many of the images I do not know who they are. Where there was information on the page I added that to each photo.
Michigan Selections of the MARDOS Memorial Library
© 2010 ~ Pam MARDOS Rietsch
Livingston County MI Historical & Genealogical Site