For immediate research assistance you may contact:
The Genealogy Room/Historical Room, is located in the Old Courthouse downtown Charlotte, 100 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte. They house copies of Eaton County marriage (1838-1924) and death (1867-1954) indexes on microfilm. Their phone is 517-543-8792. Hours are: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Thursday. Their web address is: http://www.miegs.org/.
Or enail your requests to them through their website at: http://www.miegs.org/SendRequest.shtml
EATON COUNTY CLERK OFFICE, ON INDEPENDENCE BLVD, CHARLOTTE
Our research Hours: for the Eaton County Clerk vault are: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Identification requirements: Driver’s license or Personal Identification card.
Space allows for four genealogists at one time. We prefer children do not attend.
Certified copies, as of April 1, 2004, of birth, death or marriage certificates are: $12.00 and $5.00 for additional copies of the same record.
In Eaton County the local clerks are in charge of cemetery plots and information. For a directory of the clerks please click onto Township/City Clerk (Sexton) link.
Birth Records 1867 to present.
Anyone may obtain a copy of a birth record more than 110 years old.
If the desired record is less than 110 years old and the individual is deceased, an heir may obtain it by providing a copy of the death certificate. Birth indexes are not open to the public. Staff will assist in birth record searches as time permits.
Death Records – 1867 to present
Anyone can purchase a death certificate.
Marriage Records – 1838 to present
Anyone can purchase a copy of a marriage certificate. We index our marriages by maiden name and grooms name.
Adoptions that took place in Eaton County can be found by contacting the Juvenile Court Office, 822 Courthouse Dr., Charlotte MI 48813, 517-543-6003. If a person was adopted in another county you would have to contact that county.
Divorce Records – 1847 to present
Divorce Records are available through:
56th Circuit Court Clerk’s office
1045 Independence Blvd., 2nd Floor
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 543-4335
Certified copies of Divorce Records are: $10.00 for the first page and $1.00 each additional page.
STATE VITAL RECORDS
Gendix Genealogical Data at the State of Michigan. www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm
This searchable index contains, as of August 1999, information on 150,000 Michigan death records.
To find a person and year of death go online to Social Security Index through familysearch.org
Naturalization/Citizenship Records 1836-1959
The State Archives of Michigan has the naturalization/citizenship records of Eaton County for the years 1836-1959. We do maintain an index for these records in the Clerk’s Office. After 1959 these records were filed through the Federal Government.
State Archives of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1408
Fax: (517) 241-1658
Open Monday – Friday 10:00a-4:00p