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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.eatoncounty.org/ Eaton&nbsp;County Courthouse]<br>[http://www.eatoncounty.org/]1045 Independence Blvd.<br>Charlotte, MI 48813<br>Phone: (517) 543-7500<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1838, divorce and court records<br> from 1847 and some naturalization records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eaton County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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A brief history of Eaton County is available at the [http://www.eatoncounty.org/index.php/about-us.html county's web site].
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1829--'''Eaton County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory. It was&nbsp;attached to St.&nbsp;Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties prior to organization 29 December 1837. '''County seat:''' Charlotte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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*'''Cities:''' Charlotte . Eaton Rapids . Grand Ledge . Lansing. Olivet . Potterville  
 
*'''Cities:''' Charlotte . Eaton Rapids . Grand Ledge . Lansing. Olivet . Potterville  
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The Eaton County Clerk's Office has provided information about how to obtain genealogical records for their county on their portion of the [http://www.eatoncounty.org/index.php/genealogy-records.html county web site].
  
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=49731 Bunker Cemetery, Eaton Rapids] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51995 Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids] BillionGraves
  
 
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Civil War service men from Eaton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Eaton County.
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*Birth Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
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*Marriage Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
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*Death Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902&nbsp;-- '''Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
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*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;&nbsp;Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lansing Michigan Family History Center]]
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=199718&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Eaton&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org]<br>
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Eaton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://eaton.migenweb.net/ The Eaton County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
 
*[http://eaton.migenweb.net/ The Eaton County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
  
 
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Revision as of 23:40, 27 December 2012

United States > Michigan > Eaton County
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County Courthouse

Eaton County Courthouse
[1]1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 543-7500

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1838, divorce and court records
from 1847 and some naturalization records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

A brief history of Eaton County is available at the county's web site.

Parent County

1829--Eaton County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory. It was attached to St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties prior to organization 29 December 1837. County seat: Charlotte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Charlotte . Eaton Rapids . Grand Ledge . Lansing. Olivet . Potterville
  • Villages: Bellevue . Dimondale . Mulliken . Sunfield . Vermontville
  • Townships: Bellevue . Benton . Brookfield . Carmel . Cheste r. Delta Charter . Eaton Rapids . Eaton . Hamlin . Kalamo . Oneida Charter . Roxand . Sunfield . Vermontville . Walton . Windsor Charter
  • Communities: Ainger . Bismark . Brookfield . Carlisle . Charlesworth . Chester . Delta Center . Delta Mills . Five Points Corner . Gresham . Hoytville . Kalamo . Kelly . Kingsland . Little Venice . Millett . Needmore . Olivet Station . Oneida Center . Packard . Petreville . Sahytown . Stalls Corner . Waverly . West Windsor . Woodbury

Neighboring Counties

Barry | Calhoun | Clinton | Ingham | Ionia | Jackson |

Resources

The Eaton County Clerk's Office has provided information about how to obtain genealogical records for their county on their portion of the county web site.

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Eaton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Eaton County.

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch.  Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897  Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.   Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eaton County, Michigan page 345, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).