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Alpena Newspaper Necrology Listing (1871-1899)
Alpena Michigan Newspaper Obituaries (1901-1994) By William Freese (used by permission).
A-Atk, Atk-Bee, Bee-Boi, Boj-Bru, Bru-Bye, Bye-Cla, Cla-Cou, Cou-Dav, Dav-Dor, Dor-Eag, Eak-Fer, Fer-Fle, Fri-Gla, Gla-Gro, Gro-HarHar-Him, Him-Irv, Irv-Jos, Jos-Kim, Kim-Kow, Kow-Lan, Lan-Lea, Lea-Lut, Lut-Mar, Mar-Mcd, Mcd-McP, McP-Mon, Mon-Ner, Ner-Ols, Ols-Per, Per-Pre, Pre-Ren, Ren-Rou, Rou-Sch, Sch-Sie, Sie-Sni, Sni-Ste, Ste-Tat, Tat-Tro, Tro-War, War-Wil, Wil-Yak, Yak-Z
Alpena Newspaper Necrology Listing (1995-1996) by William And Rose Mary Freese (used by permission) .

Catholic Church Records, Alpena, MI (1864 – 1925)
Introduction:  This is a chronological extraction of Catholic Church Records from 1864 to 1925.  St Bernard Church, the only Catholic Church until 1883, contains the earliest extracted baptisms, including godparents, marriages, and burials.  St Anne (French) and St Mary’s Churches (Polish) began in 1883.  Baptisms 100 years or older were allowed to be included, so they only are shown until 1894 for St Bernard and 1896 for St Anne.  St Mary only allowed burials to be extracted.  The original records were mostly in Latin or French.  When possible, the page of the original record is indicated.
1864-1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894,1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925

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Birth: Alcona county 1869-1904, Alpena County 1869-1911 Delayed Birth (1870-1974), Montmorency County 1881-1934, Presque Isle County 1871-1899 (1911)
Death: Alcona County 1869-1972, Alpena County 1871-1993, Montmorency County 1881-1934, Presque Isle County 1871-1918
Marriage: Alcona County 1869-1974, Alpena County 1871-1954, Montmorency County 1881-1974, Presque Isle County 1871-1929


Alpena County: 1900 Census, Census Surnames

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1830 Territory of Michigan
1850 Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Marquette, Mason, Mackinac, Midland, Newaygo, Oakland (part), Oceana, Ontonaga, Ottawa and Saginaw.
1860 Michigan Counties: Alpena, Alcona, Allegan, Cheboygan, Delta, Eaton, Emmett, Livingston, Mackinac, Montcalm, Muskegeon, Ontonagan, Ottawa, Presque Isle
1870 Michigan Counties
1880 Michigan Counties
1890 Special Civil War Schedules enumerating union vets and widows Michigan Counties:

 Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Muskegeon, Newaygo, Oakland, Saginaw, St. Clair, Washtenaw.
1900 Michigan Counties


Alpena County: Calvary Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Greely Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery Sexton Records, Alpena Mi, 2nd ed. 1870-1998, Hubbard Lake Cemetery, King Settlement Cemetery, Leer Lutheran Cemetery, Long Rapids Cemetery, Marcia Simmons Collection, Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn Twp. Cemetery, Spratt Cemetery, St. Catherine Cemetery

Alcona County: Flynn Valley Cemetery, Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. calvary Cemetery, Mount Joy Cemetery,
Pleasant View Cemetery, St. Anna Cemetery, Springport Cemetery, Twin Lake Cemetery, West Cemetery

Presque Isle County: Bearinger Township Cemetery, Belknap Township Cemetery, Belknap Towship Burials with Unknown Burial sites, Case Township Cemetery, Cline Farm Burial, Elinwood Cemetery, Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lake May Burial, Memorial Park Cemetery, Metz Old Cemetery, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, North Allis Cemetery, Old Bismark Township Cemetery, Old Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery, Rogers Township Cemetery, St. John Lutheran Cemetery, St. Michael Lutheran Church Cemetery, St. Paul Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery


Alpena County: Naturalization & Declarations of Intentions Index

What is the difference between a Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization and a Certificate of Naturalization?
Prior to 1952, a two-step process was required before an immigrant could become a U.S. citizen. Filing a Declaration of Intention was the first step. The Declaration is sometimes referred to as the “first papers.” The Declaration could be filed anytime after the immigrant arrived. Generally, the law required that the immigrant reside in the U.S. 5 years before the Petition for Naturalization, or “second papers” could be filed. After the formal proceedings by the court, when the immigrant signed the oath of allegiance, a Certificate of Naturalization was given to the immigrant as proof of citizenship. The Declaration and Petition remained on file at the court. Note: After 1952, a Declaration was no longer mandatory although some immigrants filed them.

What kind of information is included on the Declaration of Intention?
Declarations of Intention usually include: name, address, occupation, physical description, age, birth date, birth place, date/port of arrival, port of departure from which the person left for the U.S., last foreign residence (usually city and Country), signature and date filed.

What information is included in the Petition for Naturalization?
The Petitions after 1906 included all the information required in the Declaration plus information on the applicant’s spouse and children. This document also included the names, addresses and occupations of two witnesses provided by the applicant. Data included sometimes differs from and is sometimes more accurate than the data on the Declaration.  For more information visit the Natural Archives Naturalization Records.