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Phone 517-543-8792 E-mail: Corresponding Secretary Website:     © 2020 Eaton County Genealogical Society

About Us

Membership History

The Eaton County Genealogical Society began with an overwhelming response to an Everton's Genealogical Workshop in April of 1988, hosted by the Eaton County Historical Commission. The first organized meeting was May 18, 1988.  At that time, the Historical Commission, located in the Old Eaton County Courthouse, kept many historical books and records.  The Historical Commission allowed the newly formed Society to use these books and provided a room in the Old Courthouse for housing these records and a space for research.  These numerous documents and books, which were stored all over the courthouse (in the attic, in the 'jailor's' house next door and elsewhere) needed to be sorted, cataloged, and placed in the fireproof vault in the ground floor of the courthouse. Drouscella Halsey was elected the first president in January 1989.  On March 8, 1989, the Genealogy Room opened regularly on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Society hosted its first workshop on May 6, 1989. Donations of books and materials began to come in and the room soon became too small.  The Historical Commission moved the Society to the present ground floor level, where access to several more vaults was gained to house the growing holdings.

Today's News

At present our holdings are numerous and we continue to receive more on a steady basis. We are working on digitizing some of our holdings and in some cases, these scanned images are available on our Members page.


Some of our projects we are currently working on are: (See our Project page for more details) Probate Packet Scanning on Tuesday 2-5pm.

This page last updated: December 2014