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Michigan Blacksheep Ancestors

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Pardons Granted by the Governor of Michigan
1850 - 1867

List of Inmates in Michigan State Prison 1847-1885
List is only of prisoners sentenced to life in prison.

Hillsdale Jail
Index of prisoners extracted from 1920 census

Wayne County Jail
1850 index of prisoners

Ionia County Prisons
Ionia County is the home for five Michigan State Prisons. Many people searching their roots in Ionia find some connection with the prison industry. Many prison records are available at the State Archives in Lansing.

Michigan Outlaws & Criminals

Michigan Court Records

Arenac County Genealogical Court Records
  • Stokoszynski, Albert 1899
  • Stokoszynski, Leo 1899

    Clinton County Genealogical Court Records
    Jones, V. Dean 1837

    Hillsdale County Genealogical Court Records

  • Atwater, V. Kinman 1837
  • Tate, Vs Whitney 1837

    Jackson County Genealogical Court Records

  • Brandenberg Brandenburg, Anna Kramer 1921
  • Brandenberg, Charles S. 1927
  • Sherwood, Catherine A. Emmons 1926
  • Trendel, Rosa June 20, 1902

    Kalamazoo County Genealogical Court Records
    Probate Court Case: 1850, No. 253, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

    Lenawee County Genealogical Court Records

  • Carroll, V. Van Rensselaer 1837
  • Ogden Twp. Lawsuits

    Manistee County Genealogical Court Records
    Pomeroy, Joseph A. 1906

    Munroe County Genealogical Court Records

  • Bernard, Vs Bougard 1837
  • Bomier, Vs Caldwell 1837

    Oakland County Genealogical Court Records

  • Abstracts of Probate Files
  • Andrews, Kurt Stephen April 7, 1966

    Saginaw County Genealogical Court Records
    Clark, V. Saginaw City Bank 1837

    St Clair County Genealogical Court Records

  • Brown, V. Gardner 1837
  • Burtch, Vs Hogge 1837
  • Kern, Anton August 12, 1909
  • Kern, Edward Frank August 12, 1906

    Washtenaw County Genealogical Court Records

  • Ramsdell, V. Millerd 1837
  • Thayer, V. Lane 1837

    Wayne County Genealogical Court Records

  • Action of the Grand Jury Relative to Governor Hull
  • Declarations in Colonial Detroit
  • Contract to use the block house at Detroit as a jail

    Michigan State Genealogical Court Records
    Various Court Records from around the State.

    Court, Government, & Criminal Records
    Court records are an often overlooked, yet very valuable tool for finding information to assist you in your research. Land records, such as deeds, allow you to tie an ancestor to a specific place at a point in time. Other court records like those dealing with finances and estates often list related family members or give interesting details like the total value of property owned by your ancestors to add interest to your family history.

    Michigan Executions

    Executions in Michigan
    1683 - 1938
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