Genesee

Genesee County was named after Genesee County, NY, which had been named for a Seneca Indian word, Gen-nis-hee-yo, meaning ‘the beautiful valley’.  It was created in 1835 from territory taken from Lapeer, Shiawassee and Saginaw counties but was attached to Oakland County for judicial purposes.  It was organized as a county in 1837

The county seat is Flint.  Contiguous counties are Lapeer, Tuscola, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Livingston and Oakland.

Selected general works

Biographical history of Genesee County, Michigan. 1908.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G3 B6 1908 and MICROFILM 2S F566.C67 1973 r.26 no.80/80A

Wood, Edwin Orin.
History of Genesee county Michigan: her people, industries and institutions. 1916. 2 vols.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G3 W55 1916 and MICROFILM 2S F566.C67 1973 r.29 no.86/86A

Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties, Michigan. 1892.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G3 P8 1892 and MICROFILM 2S F566.C67 1973 r.28 no.85/85a

Memory lane: a pictorial history of Genesee County, Michigan. 1997.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G3 M46 1997

Genesee County, 1900-1960. 2006
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G3 M463 2006

Selected newspapers

Flint
Flint Daily Journal; Flint Journal. 1903-1935; 1935-present.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Fenton.
Fenton Independent; the Independent May 1868-April 1906; Oct 1831-Feb 1971; June 1971-June 1993.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Clio
Clio Messenger. Aug 1932-Aug 1995 [incomplete run].
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Davison.
Davison Index. 1932-Aug 2006.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Rockford Map Publishers.
Atlas & plat book, Genesee County, Michigan [title varies].  1959, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1986/87, 1991-2000.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN G1413.G4 R63

Beers, F.W.
Atlas of Genesee Co., Michigan: from surveys and records. 1873.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N FOLIO G1413.G4 B4 1873 and MICROFILM F566.C67 1973 r.26 no.79

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Genesee County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. 2006
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN F572.G3 B69 2006

Hixson, W.W.
Plat book of Genesee County, MI. 1930?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN G1413.G4 H5 1930

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Genesee County (Flint) [no. 25 in the Inventory of the County Archives of Michigan series]. 1940
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   CD 3307. G3 G45 1941

Flint genealogical quarterly index. 2000
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN F574.F55 F558 2000

Genesee County death index. 2002
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN F572.G3 G465 2002

Index to Genesee County, Michigan, cemetery records, volumes I-II. Between 1900 and 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN F572.G3 G47z Index

Selected government publications

Genesee County, MI.
Examination of the books and records of Genesee County for the calendar year of… [titel varies] 1950-54; 1957-58; 1960-61; 1964; 1969; 1972; 1975-76
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL HJ9259.G46 E93

Soil survey, Genesee County, Mich. 1972.
LIB OF MICH US DOC REF 2N and MICHIGAN S599.M5 H64 1972

Updated 11/9/2018