1890 Census Substitute Details

The 1884 and 1894 State of Michigan Census for Oakland County and the Federal Census for 1890 for Michigan no longer exist, so replacement data is very useful to genealogical researchers. OCGS has paid to digitize these records from our Ruth S. Kennedy Fund for Preservation of Oakland County Records.

The indexes presented here were created, proofread and edited by volunteers associated with OCGS. There may be notes with regard to specific data which will assist your search, please read the information carefully to get the best results.

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The data currently included in the database was transcribed from the following sources:

The 1886 Assessment Book for Avon Township, Oakland County Michigan, held by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills is in extremely poor condition, making a complete copy impossible. Blank spaces in the extraction may be due to paper which has crumbled and is gone, stain or mold which covers the entries, or merely no entry ever made.  All entries which were readable have been copied. All of this property is in Township 3 N and Range 11E.

The 1890 Assessment Book for Avon Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

The 1884 , 1890 and 1894 Assessment Books for Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

The 1884, 1890 and 1894 Assessment Books for Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

The 1893 Assessment Book for Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

The 1884, 1890 and 1894 Assessment Books for Orion Township, Oakland County, Michigan.

The 1885, 1887 amd 1890 Assesment Books for Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan. Used by permission of Jan Roncelli, Bloomfield Township Clerk.

The  1887, 1888, 1889 amd 1891 Assessment Books for Avon Township.

Five Scrapbooks containing Obituary and Probate notices from the Pontiac Bill Poster. Originally collected by Dorothy Tyndall.