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Wayne County Michigan
Genealogy and History

 

Wayne County was created in 1815, it is Michigan's only original charter county, named for General Anthony Wayne.
It is one of 83 Counties in Michigan, the county seat is Detroit. Wayne County is the 11th largest county in the
Nation by population. This is a very unique, very old, historic county with enough history to keep us busy for years.
Wayne County has 28 History Districts, there are 83 known cemeteries, 61 Libraries, and at least 14 Colleges.
The major ancestors group of Wayne County is African American - 42%, followed by those of German
origins at 11%

  Wayne County is up for adoption.

If you think you'd be interesting in hosting this county, or any other Michigan county -- please visit our
Volunteer Information Page for the details.

 If you don't care to be a host, you can still be a big help to our researchers. You are always welcome to
contribute information that you can find at your local library: Biographies, Obituaries, New Articles,
Cemetery Transcriptions, City ad Town histories, Pioneer stories, etc. are all of interest
to our researchers. All you need to do is transcribe the information and email it to us.
As new information comes in, we will post it to this website.

    WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
We don't have the time required to do a good job for you.

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SUBJECTS OF INTEREST

Banks & Financial Biographies
Births Business & Mfg.
Cemeteries Census/Directories
Churches Deaths
Deeds Detroit
Gallery Libraries & Historical Societies
Marriages Medical
Military News Articles
Obituaries Old Homes
Old Hotels
Pioneer Families Schools
Slavery/Underground State Fair
Surnames Wills & Estates

TOWNSHIPS 
Brownstown Canton Ecorse
Gratiot Greenfield Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe Huron Nankin
Northville Plymouth Redford
Springwells Sumpter Taylor
  Van Buren  

CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES 
Allen Park Belle Isle Beldon Belleville
Brownstown Canton Cateville Dearborn Heights
Dearborn Denton Duboisville Ecorse
Eloise Flat Rock Fort Wayne Gibraltar
Grosse Isle Grosse Point Hand (obsolete) Highland Park
Huron Inkster Martinsville (obsolete) Nankin
New Boston Northville Perrinsville (obsolete) Pikes Peak (obsolete)
Plymouth Ravenswood Rawsonville  
  Redford River Rouge Rockwood
Romulus Schwartzburgh Springwells Taylor
Trenton Waltz Wayne West Mound (obsolete)
West Sumpter (obsolete) Willow Wyandotte Zug Island

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SURROUNDING COUNTIES

 Macomb   Monroe   Oakland   Washtenaw


 


With Thanks to the memory of Christine Walters, host of this County for many years.

 




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