Michigan Genealogy Trails Website
The area was originally known as Ojibiway Besse, meaning "the place of the Chippewa".
Set off as a county in 1831, and organized in 1859, it was named after Queen Isabella I of Castile.
As of 2010 Census, population is 70,311
Isabella Indian Reservation is located within the county and has a area of around 217 miles. It is the major land base of the federally recognized Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Part of the county seat of Mount Pleasant is located within the reservation.
I am your host,
Nancy Bliven. Although I live in Southeastern Michigan, I
spent a fair amount of time in Isabella County at a summer home I share
with my sister and brother. Because of this, I have access to
historical and genealogical data that I will be transcribing and adding
to this website. This is our goal, to help you track your
ancestors through time by locating and placing genealogical and
historical data online and keeping it free for use of all researchers.
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