Eaton County Clerk’s Office Records Vault
Located in the Clerk’s office on the first floor of the (New) Eaton County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte MI 48813
Research Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our staff can provide some assistance researching as their availability allows.
For immediate research assistance you may contact the Eaton County Historical Commission.
Hours are: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
The Genealogy Room/Historical Room
Old Courthouse (downtown Charlotte)
email your requests to them through their website at: http://www.miegs.org/SendRequest.shtml
In Eaton County the local city or township clerks manage the cemetery plots and information for their jurisdiction—you will need to contact them directly.
Find a Grave Online Search Resource (outside website, not managed by Eaton County)
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Birth Records – 1867 to present
Recorded in the county where the birth took place.
Public record if more than 100 years old.
Death Records – 1867 to present
Gendix Genealogical Data (State of Michigan)
This searchable online index contains information on 150,000 Michigan death records from 1867 through 1897. To find a person and year of death go online to Social Security Index through familysearch.org
Marriage Records – 1838 to present
Adoptions that took place in Eaton County can be found by contacting:
If a person was adopted in another county you would have to contact that county.
Divorce Records – 1847 to present
56th Circuit Court Clerk’s office (2nd Floor)
Naturalization/Citizenship Records 1836-1959
The State Archives of Michigan has the naturalization/citizenship records of Eaton County for the years 1836-1959. Eaton County does 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