(This website has no official connection to Isabella County, Michigan, Central Michigan University,
or the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)
|Isabella County was formed in 1831 from parent counties, Saginaw
and Midland. The county is located close to the geographic center of the
lower peninsula of Michigan. While primarily rural in nature, Isabella
County is also noted for it's oil and gas production and the manufacturing
of machinery for industry, food service and wood products. Mt. Pleasant
is the county seat and also the home of Central Michigan University and
the Clarke Historical Library, the second largest genealogy and historical
library in the state. Central Michigan University was opened in 1893 as
the Central Normal School and Business Institute. The school was operated
by the city of Mt. Pleasant until 1895 when it was taken over by the State
of Michigan and became Central Michigan Normal School. CMU became a four
year institution in 1918 and a university in 1959. The county also encompasses
the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation, home of the Soaring Eagle Casino.
Act of the
State Legislature Establishing Isabella County
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TOWNSHIP RECORDS: Old voter registrations, early marriage and death records, school records, etc.
PHOTOS: Pictures of schoolhouses or classes, sports teams, etc. with their names and years.
OTHER: Old family letters, local
businesses, and more.
These would need to be the early years until about 1940 time period. Birth Records, if they are family records, are fine. If they are from official records, then they need to be 100 years old. Death and Marriage Records to the present. If you send photocopies or scanned photos and articles, we would appreciate them. OR if you have material that you would loan us to scan or transcribe to put on the website, please let us know. Simply e-mail Donna Hoff-Grambau.
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