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May 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.

Shirley Hodges was honored!
at the Eaton County Day at the Library/Archives of Michigan
Saturday, May 18, 2024

To see pictures of this event honoring Shirley, go to the Scrapebook tab which can be found at the top now. This was also our monthly meeting including tours and a much appreciated refresher on the holdings that they have, too.

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.

Eaton County Day at the Library/Archives of Michigan

(tours and speakers from both the Library and Archives)

You need to pre-register in order to participate in this event. We will need a county of how many will be attending. This will include a lunch also. Further details will be coming!

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: May 28, 2024