Oceana County Michigan
Bibliography of Research Sources

This page contains an INCOMPLETE listing of Oceana County reference sources. These sources may be available through the LDS Family History Centers or through inter-library loan.
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Oceana County Researchers

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Oceana County Cemetery Books

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
Pentwater Cemetery, Pentwater Township (compiled by Pentwater Schools 7th grade history class) c 1985
Eagles Cemetery, Grant Township, Oceana County,Michigan Reidsma, Irene Vander Meulen I. V. M. Reidsma, [Holland, Mich.] : c1983. 13 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Lever Cemetery (county farm) / compiled by Tim Bennett and Betty Phillips. Bennett, Tim. [S. l. : s. n.], 1984. Photocopy of original [2] p.
Record of interments, 1800-1983: Bradyville Trinity Lutheran Church. Bradyville Trinity Lutheran Church. [S. l. : s. n.]. 63 p.
Recording of New Era Cemetery, Section 34, Redwood Avenue, New Era, Shelby Township, Oceana County, Michigan, township owned Reidsma, Irene Vander Meulen. I.V.M. Reidsma, [Holland, Mich.] : c1983. 16 leaves, [1] leaf of plates : map ; 28 cm.
Huftile Burying Plot, known as Randall Cemetery / compiled by The Oceana Center Grange. [S. l. : s. n.], 1984. 3 p.

Oceana County Vital Statistics
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Deed Books, Minute Books, Tax Lists

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
Record of inmates of poor-house, 1887-1948. Oceana County (Michigan). County Clerk. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Microfilm of originals at the State Archives in Lansing, Michigan. Includes a partial index.

Oceana County Census Records

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
1850 census, Huron County, Mason County, Midland County, Newaygo County, Oceana County, Tuscola County, Michigan / abstracted, indexed and typed by (Mrs. C. A.) Ruth Robbins Monteith. Monteith, Ruth Robbins. typescript at the State Library in Lansing, Michigan.
Census of Oceana County, Michigan, 1880. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. Microreproduction of ms.

Oceana County Church Records

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
Record of interments, 1800-1983: Bradyville Trinity Lutheran Church. Bradyville Trinity Lutheran Church. [S. l. : s. n.]. 63 p.

Oceana County Atlases, Gazeteers, Plat Books

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
Land atlas, plat book and sportsman's guide, Oceana County, Michigan; 1987. Rockford Map Publishers (Rockford, Illinois). Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [c1987]. Cadastral maps of townships. Title from cover. Distributed by Oceana County 4-H Youth Council, Hart, Michigan. Includes index.
Oceana County, Michigan : topography, biography, history, art folio, and directory of freeholders Standard Atlas Co., Battle Creek, Mich. : 1895. 157 p., [45] leaves of plates : ill., col. maps, ports. ; 46 cm. Includes index. "from recent surveys, official records, and personal examinations"
Standard atlas of Oceana County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, patrons directory, reference business directory... / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co.. Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., c1913. 1 atlas (83, xxiii p.) Includes names of land owners.
Triennial atlas & plat book, Oceana County, Michigan Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, Ill. : v. : maps. 28 cm.

Miscellaneous Oceana County Records

Reference Source Pub InfoComments
"Pages from the Past of Oceana County Michigan, Volumes 1 and 2". Muskegon County Genealogical Society, c/o Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 - $7.00 each Vol 1 - is a guide to the Sam Atherton collection (Hackley Library - Muskegon)
Vol 2 - a reprint of the 1895 Atlas and has great sketches of residents plus lists of landowners by township and lists of public office holders.
Contact: Deb Gosselin Deborajean@aol.com
List of residents of Pentwater, Weare, Crystal, Golden,Hart and Elbridge Townships, Oceana County, Michigan. Atkinson, Philadelphia, Pa., [1919?] 32 p. maps 28 cm. Incl. property owner, wife & children, address, etc.Excerpted from: How to do things ... pub. by Farm Journal.
Record of inmates of poor-house, 1887-1948. Oceana County (Michigan). County Clerk. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Microfilm of originals at the State Archives in Lansing, Michigan. Includes a partial index.
The lost city of Fruitvale, Michigan / by William P. Hansen. Hansen, William P. Paducah, Ky. : Turner Pub. Co., c1989. 1989 120 p. : ill., maps, ports. Fruitvale was an area in Muskegon and Oceana counties. Includes index.

Oceana County Biographies and Family Histories

Family History BookContactEmail
Pentwater 1853-1942 Florence Schrumpf (1942)
Unpublished manuscript
Contact: Tracey Morris morris@netusa1.net
History of Manistee County, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. H.R. Page & Co., Chicago : 1882. 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., map ; 31 cm. Issued with History of Mason County, Michigan. Chicago,1882 and History of Oceana County, Michigan. Chicago, 1882.
An index to History of Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties, Michigan : Chicago: H.R. Page and Co., 1882 / indexed by Roy Halladay, Lucille Lake, and Paula Wadel. Halladay, Roy E. Ludington, Mich. : Mason County Genealogical Society, 1991. 56 p. A surname index compiled from a reprint of the original publication.
History of Oceana County, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Tucson, Ariz. : W. C. Cox Co., 1974. Microreproduction of original published: Chicago : H. R. Page, 1882. 154 p. With: History of Manistee County, Michigan. Indexed in: An index to history of Manistee Mason and Oceana counties, Michigan.
Oceana County Pioneers and Businessmen of to-day : history, biography, statistics and humorous incidents / by L. M. Hartwick and W. H. Tuller. Hartwick, L. M. (Louis M.). Pentwater, Mich. : Pentwater News Steam Print, 1890. 432 p. : ill., map, ports. Includes index. Also on microfilm. Tucson, Ariz. : W. C. Cox Co
Contact: Deb Gosselin Deborajean@aol.com
Index to Oceana County pioneers and business men of to-day / indexed by Church Service Volunteers, Genealogical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. 43 leaves.
The lost city of Fruitvale, Michigan / by William P. Hansen. Hansen, William P. Paducah, Ky. : Turner Pub. Co., c1989. 1989 120 p. : ill., maps, ports. Fruitvale was an area in Muskegon and Oceana counties. Includes index.
Oceana County history 1880-1990. [Mich.?] : Oceana County Historical Society, c1991. viii, 636 p. : ill, ports. Cover title: Oceana County History 1990 Cover indicates: OCHS volume I Includes biographical sketches. Includes index.
Family History Book: Oceana County History 1880-1990, Vol. II. Contact: [Mich.?] : Oceana County Historical Society, c1992. vii, 374 p. : ill, ports. Cover title: Oceana County History 1992. Cover indicates: OCHS Volume II. Includes biographical sketches. Includes index.
Contact: D. L. Iford


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