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# Monday, October 18, 2010
Got Ancestors From Oakland County, Michigan?
Posted by Diane

The clerk’s office in Oakland County, Mich., has added an online genealogy search with an index of marriage and death records back to 1941. Older records will be gradually added.

Home to the city of Pontiac, Oakland County is just north of Detroit and considered part of the Detroit metro area.

You can search by name and the year of marriage or death if you know it. Marriage record matches give the couple’s names and marriage date; death record matches show the person’s name and date of death.

If you find an index entry for an ancestor, you can click to order a copy of the record ($15 for the first copy, $5 for additional copies, plus a $5 “enhanced access fee” for online orders).

If your ancestor married or died in Oakland County between 1935 and 1941, you can order records from the clerk’s office online even though they’re not yet in the index. If the marriage or death occurred before 1935, you must order records by mail or in person.

Oakland County also has birth records, but Michigan birth certificates created less than 100 years ago are restricted to all but the person named in the record and his or her parents. However, according to the state vital records office website, “an heir may request a copy of a birth record less than 100 years old if they can provide an out-of-state death certificate, or the death information if it was a Michigan death, with the request.” 


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Monday, October 18, 2010 4:57:31 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:16:42 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Thank you for this article! I have many ancestors that were born or lived in and around Oakland County. I am sure their new search will come in very handy!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 4:07:24 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
This is great. Oakland County is also the home of Birmingham and Royal Oak, Southfield, and Troy. Here's a list of the communities:

* Auburn Hills
* Berkley
* Birmingham
* Bloomfield Hills
* Clarkston
* Clawson
* Farmington
* Farmington Hills
* Ferndale
* Hazel Park
* Huntington Woods
* Keego Harbor
* Lake Angelus
* Lathrup Village
* Madison Heights
* Novi
* Oak Park
* Orchard Lake Village
* Pleasant Ridge
* Pontiac (county seat)
* Rochester
* Rochester Hills
* Royal Oak
* South Lyon
* Southfield
* Sylvan Lake
* Troy
* Walled Lake
* Wixom
Steverman
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