Lookup Public Records in Ionia CountyMichigan. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Ionia County, Michigan

Ionia County is located in the state of Michigan. The county was formed 1831 and organized in 1837; it is named for Ionia, a Grecian province.  Ionia is the largest city in the county and also the county seat; other cities include Belding and Portland. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 63,905 people and a total area of 580 square miles, of which 8.7 square miles is water and 571 square mile is land. Ionia County borders the following counties: Gratiot County to the northeast, Montcalm County to the north, Clinton County to the east, Kent County to the west, Eaton County to the southeast, and Barry County to the southwest.

The Ionia County Register of Deeds Office is the keeper of all records that relate to the transfer of real estate in the county. The office records, files, maintains, and retrieves all documents. The Register of Deeds is an elected position currently held by Diane Adams, as of 2015.  When documents are received by the Register of Deeds, they are receipted, time stamped, assigned document numbers, and indexed by name and property descriptions.  The records maintained by the Register of Deeds date back to 1833, and they can be retrieved or copied by the public. Some of the records maintained by the County Register of Deeds include but are not limited to mortgages, liens, plats, and military discharges.

Records dating from 1989 forward are available on computer indices, with digital images of documents to view or print. To access them, visit the Register of Deeds Office in person at Administrative Office, 100 West Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00a.m- 4:00 p.m. A web service also allows users to view/print directly from the Register of Deeds real-time web index. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Ionia County Register of Deeds Website.

Ionia, MI Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200974,743
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,418
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009172
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009382
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009726
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20098,732
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009433
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,838
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200919,944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009224
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,898
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,308
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009666
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,581
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009777
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009208
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,051
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200911,419
Ionia County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ionia County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage License – Ch. 551, 551.101 – 551.111 and Barring of dower; antenuptial pecuniary provisions – Ch. 558, §558.16
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Ionia County Marriage License
Location:Ionia County Clerk, 100 Main Street, Ionia, Michigan, 48846
Phone:616-527-5322

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 100 W Main St, Ionia, MI 48846, United States
Phone: 616-527-5322

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