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. *May be closed periodically.
Our staff can provide some assistance researching as their availability allows.
For research assistance you may contact the Eaton County Historical Commission.
Hours are: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday
The Genealogy Room/Historical Room
Old Courthouse/Museum (downtown Charlotte)
email your requests to them through their website.
In Eaton County the local city or township clerks manage the cemetery plots and information for their jurisdiction (unless it is privately owned)—you will need to contact them directly.
Eaton County Genealogical Society Cemetery Project (outside website, not managed by Eaton County)
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, otherwise a private record.
Death Records – 1867 to present
Gendix Genealogical Data (State of Michigan)
To find a person's year of death you might try searching an online Social Security Death Index.
Deaths outside of the US (National Archives)
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