The Shiawassee County Obituary Index covers obituaries published in the Owosso Argus-Press. This index covers 1862-the present. Recently published obituaries are being added on a regular basis; full text of some obituaries are available on the Argus-Press' web site.
The Shiawassee County Surname File contains information from family group sheets from Shiawassee County Genealogical Society members and Shiawassee County cemetery records. This is maintained in cooperation with the Genealogy Society. Data Souce Codes refer to the individual providing the information; limited contact information may be available from the library upon request.
Genealogical Reference Policy
Genealogical questions will not be taken over the phone, but may be researched if requested in writing from people outside Shiawassee County. Shiawassee County residents will generally be expected to come into the library to do their own research. Research done by staff is limited to in-house materials. The library will not provide staff to look at census microfilm as this is available to local public libraries through a rental program or through various Internet accessible databases. Written requests may be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to Shiawassee District Library--Owosso Branch, 502 W. Main, Owosso, MI 48867.
The library does not charge for scanned files sent via e-mail. There is a charge of $1.00 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page sent via the mail to cover copy charges and postage. Copies are available in the library for 25 cents per page from microfilm and 10 cents per page from books.
Additional Genealogical Resources