Branch

First organized as a county in 1833. Named after John Branch, Secretary of the United States Navy under President Andrew Jackson.

Selected general works

Chapman Brothers.
Portrait and biographical album of Branch County, Michigan: containing full page portraits and sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States. 1888.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 P6 1888

Collins, Henry P.
A twentieth century history and biographical record of Branch County, Michigan. 1906.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 C6 1906

Branch County Historical Society.
History of Branch County, Michigan. 1979.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 H5z v 1-2

Johnson, Crisfield.
History of Branch County, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. 1879.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 J6 1879

Hazelbaker, Randall S.
Branch County. 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 H39 2005

Selected newspapers

Coldwater.
Coldwater daily reporter. 1895-1900:
1960-1978.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Quincy.
Quincy Herald. 1925-1949: 1965-1966.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Coldwater.
The Courier. 1906-1912.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Bronson.
Bronson journal. 1886-1889.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Union City.
The Union City register. 1875: 1887.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Branch County, Michigan. 2006.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 B69 2006

Branch County Genealogical Society.
Combined 1829-1929 land ownership atlas of Branch County, Michigan: showing original purchasers starting in 1829, & land ownership in the years of 1858, 1872, 1894, 1909, 1915 & 1929. 1996.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   Folio G1413.B7 C66 1996

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Branch County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413.B7 H5 1930

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard atlas of Branch County, Michigan: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patron’s directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information. 1915.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.18 no.45 r.18

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Branch County Genealogical Society.
Branch County, Michigan original land purchases: starting in 1829 from both the federal government & the state of Michigan. 1996.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 B73 1996

Branch County Genealogical Society.
Early marriage records of Branch County, Michigan / a project of the Branch County Genealogical Society. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F 572.B8 E27 1993 v.1-3

Branch County Genealogical Society.
Cemetery inscriptions and records, 1831-1990, Branch County, Michigan: index to volume I, Rural cemeteries / project of Branch County Genealogical Society. 1991.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 C45 1982, v.1, Index

Marshall, Dorothy Watts.
Branch County history, 1879 index. 1989.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 J62 1879 Index

Branch County Genealogical Society
Branch County, Michigan, state censuses for 1854 & 1874. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.B8 B75 1995

Selected government publications

Michigan Department of Commerce.
Profile of Branch County, Michigan. Publication 1988-1992.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC107.M5 A1 Branch

Martin, Helen M.
Outline of the geologic history of Branch County. 1958.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S QE126.B73 M37 1958

Office of Business Information, Michigan Department of Commerce.
Community profile: Coldwater. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.C65 C66 1986

Office of Business Information, Michigan Department of Commerce.
Community profile: Bronson. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.B766 C66 1986

Michigan State Highway Commission.
Highway and recreational information map. Branch County. 1973.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS FLAT FILE 2N  G4113.B7 1973 .M53

Updated 10/26/2018