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May 2024

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Phone: 517.997.0666    E-mail: Corresponding Secretary     © 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.

Phone - 517-997-0666

We are located at 100 Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte, Michigan.

Look for the Historical Courthouse.

Entrance is on the west side of the building, ground level.

Board members may be contacted.

Check the Officers page for a listing of their email addresses.

This page last updated: May 2024