Ingham

Ingham County was established in October 1829 from territory once part of Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties.  In 1838, its administration was detached from Washtenaw County and established its own county government.  It was named for Samuel D. Ingham, the Secretary of Treasury under President Andrew Jackson.

Mason is the county seat.  Contiguous counties are Clinton, Eaton, Jackson, Livingston and Shiawassee.  The state capital is in Lansing.

Selected general works

Turner, Frank N.
An Account of Ingham County from its organization. 1924
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I5 T8 1924

Durant, Samuel W.
History of Ingham and Eaton counties, Michigan… 1880
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I5 D9 1880

Cowles, Albert E.
Past and present of the city of Lansing and Ingham County, Michigan. 1905 [1998 reprint]
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572.I5 C68 2 vols.

Portrait and biographical album of Ingham and Livingston counties, Michigan… 1891
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572.I5 P6 1891

Heminger, Donna Dansby
Unlocking Locke:  Locke Township, Ingham County, Michigan. 1998
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572.I5 H46 1998

Selected newspapers

Mason
Ingham County News June 1859-1999, some missing years/issues
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Lansing
Lansing Journal 1879-1910, some missing year/issues
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Lansing
Lansing State Journal Aug. 1980-present
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Lansing
State Republican 1886-Jan 21, 1911
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Locke
Locke Star May 1898-Dec 5 1946
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Ingham County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more. 2007
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I5 B69 2007

Chadwick, C.W.
Chadwick farm atlas of Ingham County, Michigan. 1914
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N  UNDERSIZE G4113.I4 1914 C45

Hixson, W.W.
Plat book of Ingham County, Michigan. 1930?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.I4 H5z 1930

Rockford Map Publishers.
Atlas & plat book, [title varies], 1957, 1961, 1963,1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987-2005
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  G1413.I4 R635

Geological Survey, U.S.
Michigan (Ingham County) Mason quadrangle. 1911 and 1933 reprint
LIB OF MICH  US DOCS FLAT FILE I 19.81: REPRINT 1933

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Index to Ingham County, Michigan 1894 census. 1994
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F 572.I5 I52 1994 6 VOLS. 

Boughner, Mary Jane
Index, Ingham County pioneer families by George L. Hammell volumes 1-7. between 1960 and 1969
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F 572.I5 H356 1950AA INDEX REEL 1 

Carr, Julie
1876 to 1915 index to the Ingham County democrat newspapers: names of the deceased found in death related notices, obituary, burial, death…
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I5 C374 2007 

Druse, Joseph L.
Abstracts of the early probate records of Ingham County, Michigan, 1838-1869. 1980
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N  F572.I5 D7 1838z 

Mount Hope Cemetery (Lansing, MI)
Record of burials, Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1874-1976.  between 1970 and 1979
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F574.L2 R4 INDEX, 5 REELS

Selected government publications

Examination of the records and accounts of Ingham County for the calendar year of …   [titles varies]. 1954, 1957-58. 1960-61, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1971
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS  HJ 9259. 

Soil survey, Ingham County, Michigan. 1941
LIB OF MICH US DOC REFERENCE 2N S599.M4 S6 1941 and 1992 

Community profile, Ingham County, Michigan. 1967
LIB OF MICH US DOCS  PrEx 10.9/5:In 4 

Economic profile of Ingham County. 1975, 1977, 1986
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS  HC 107.M5 A1 Ingham  

Updated 12/4/2018