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February 2024

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Phone: 517.997.0666    E-mail: Corresponding Secretary     © 2020 Eaton County Genealogical Society


We have recently moved but still within the Old Courthouse building. With this move, we now have a NEW phone number.

Our NEW number is 517.997.0666. Feel free to leave a message on it, speaking slowly and leaving your name and phone number.

Regularly Scheduled Room Hours

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    New Hours as of August 2023 are Tuesdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm except the first Tues of each month

    Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursdays from 10:00am-2:00pm

    Please call ahead especially if you're coming from a long distance to ensure room is open.

    Appointments can be made for other hours also by contacting us. At least 72 hours in advance notification is required.

    For research requests, visit the Send A Request page.


Our society is run entirely by volunteers. We enjoy providing a limited amount of research for you from our library resources and will get to yours as soon as volunteers are available. For a list of people who may be able to help you with more research (for a fee), see our Researchers page.

ECGS Annual Membership Renewal Notice

2024 membership dues can now be paid!

Hello Eaton County Genealogical Society members,

Another new year is approaching us as we all prepare to celebrate the holidays with our friends, families and loved ones.

We want to thank you for your loyal support this past year by renewing your membership, donating money and/or participating in our monthly meetings. We were excited to have new existing members joining our board this past year. We also had an unexpected office move which forced us to do some housecleaning and lose our phone number. We grumbled about it, but were happy to still be in the same building on the same floor and the housecleaning of materials actually was needed. We now have a new office phone number, too (517.997.0666).

We hosted both in-person and zoom for our monthly meetings and will be continuing this option. Our fall open house was a success as we held both in-person and zoom options.

We have been talking about a trip to the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, IN. If you are interested in this, please let us know. Knowing there is an interest will help us set something up.

We listen to our members for their requests and suggestions for what they are interested in. When you are renewing your membership and you have any thoughts or suggestions that we can help you with, please let us know. This includes the monthly speakers, too.

As we invite you to renew your membership, we are aware that we live in the computer age and that we can gather a lot of genealogical information from the Internet. Truth is, it’s really only a small percentage of genealogical records on the Internet. So, the best place to find your family’s information is in the records where your ancestors lived. Our resource rooms are filled with records on people who lived in Eaton County. We encourage you to continue to support us and utilize your local genealogical society. If you don’t live in this area, we want to encourage you to send an email to our corresponding secretary with your detailed query and she’ll be glad to research your request according to our policy and send you the results.

To renew your membership, please print off the form from our website, . It can be found under the Membership page. Simply fill it out and mail it back to our office along with a check payable to ECGS.

Thank you for renewing your annual membership with us as we seek to better serve you.


ECGS Executive Board

PS, Our dues are still the same, $25 per household; $20 per volunteer household

Where are the Eaton County Digitized Newspapers?

The Charlotte Public Library is now hosting the Eaton County Digitized newspapers on their website at Many digitized Eaton County newspapers have been uploaded to the Internet with more to come. On their site, go to Local History then scroll down to the widget's search box. You can search from here or click on the X in the upper right corner to close this window and look through the individual newspapers.

The Grand Ledge Independent newspapers after January 1924 can be searched on the Grand Ledge Library's website at Look for them under the Local History section.

The Eaton County newspapers are still available for searching at

If you wish to donate to the effort to digitize more Eaton County newspapers, please send contributions to us at: ECGS, PO Box 337, Charlotte, MI 48813

Instructions for Eaton County Old Probate Packets on Family Search

Are you looking for the old probate packets from Eaton County? They're now on Family Search. Here's a set of directions on how to access them now: Search for Older Eaton County Probate Packet images on Family Search! And here's the link to Family Search to access these records: Family Search.

This page last updated: 07 December 2023