Tag Archive: Wexford Co MI

Oct 31

Liber 3 page 326 , Wexford County, Michigan

This entry is part 1 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

This entry is part 1 of 99 in the series Deeds in the FamilyI am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update with each post. The …

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Oct 30

Granny’s Land Record Transcriptions

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI received a Facebook comment with regard to my land record spreadsheet. I asked permission and added the comment at the end of the post here on my blog. A Facebook comment is soon lost in the feed of status updates, link posts and …

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Oct 28

Liber 2 Page 403 What Does the Deed Tell Me?

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Land RecordsHere are the basic facts from the transcription of the deed recorded in Liber 2 page 403 of Wexford County Deeds. The Grantor, Erasmus D. Abbott, of Sherman, Wexford, County, Michigan The Grantee: George W. Burdick of Cedar Creek, Wexford County, Michigan The witnesses: …

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Oct 27

Liber 2 Page 403 Land Records, what next?

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI am writing a little about my experience working with deed records, using Wexford County, Michigan as an example. After I had collected a list of the names and location of the records, I started through the deed record books using my form. It …

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Oct 26

Wexford County Deeds, Part 2

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land RecordsNow I had a neat spreadsheet of land records I extracted from the Wexford County, Michigan index books. What should I do next?  There were so many deeds, and I was not equally interested in them.  Or, at least at the moment I created …

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Oct 23

Wexford County Deeds

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land RecordsSeveral years ago I read some deed indices in Wexford County, Michigan, looking for transactions for our ancestors. Papa had to travel to Cadillac, the county seat and our former home, for work, so I just hitched a ride and had him drop me …

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Jul 25

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Good Genealogy Luck

Randy Seaver says, “It’s Saturday Night – time for our weekly Genealogy Fun!” John Milton originally said “luck is the residue of design” (and Branch Rickey is often credited with the saying). However, the definition of “luck” is “the chance happening of fortunate or adverse events.” I saw a post on the Genealogy Insider blog …

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Feb 28

A Little about Charlie Tinker

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This entry is part 154 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 154 of 342 in the series Belle’s Box Tinker, Charles (Colfax Township, Wexford County, MI) Photograph. Digital duplication of an undated postcard image. Privately held by GrannyPam, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Troy, MI. 2009. Charlie Tinker was the second husband of Belle Lamunion. They married July 15, 1914. The Michigan Marriage …

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Jan 07

Fairveiw Cemetery, Manton, Michigan

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This entry is part 8 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 8 of 60 in the series Cemeteries Fairview cemetery is in the city of Manton,Michigan. A transcription which resides in the Cadillac-Wexford Library, Cadillac Michigan says Gertie W. Burdick is the oldest burial found in the cemetery. On lot 373, section 1, owner L.T. Fenton, according to the book, the remains …

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Oct 01

Belle’s Box – 36

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This entry is part 39 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 39 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxRead about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. A single thanks following a funeral Gratefully acknowledging and thanking you for the flowers and your kind expression …

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