Local History

We have indexes of births, deaths, marriages from 1874 to 2010 from the Grand Ledge Independent. You can search, download, and print from our Digital Archives. More content being added as volunteers work. This access is made available through the continued support of the Friends of the Grand Ledge Area District Library. We also want to thank the members of the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society who volunteer their time to assist with digitization projects to preserve so many community treasures.

  • Grand Ledge Independent from 1874 – 2010’s
  • GLHS Yearbooks 1900s – 1989
  • Grand Ledge Chair Company Catalogs
  • Scrapbooks, Photos, and more!
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Digital Archives

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Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Explore their photo gallery, learn about area history, and view historic buildings with the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society.

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In Library Use Only

Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story.

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My Heritage from MEL

Search census records, newspaper articles and multiple databases of historical records at My Heritage through MeL.

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Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal

Browse hundreds of newspapers from all across Michigan.  Organized by the Clarke Historical Library of Central Michigan University.

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Find A Grave

“World’s largest gravesite collection.  Over 180 million memorials created by the community since 1995”

Eaton County Cemeteries

MIGenWeb Eaton County — Locations, directions, listings, and indexes

Eaton County Genealogical Society — Eaton County Cemetery Record Index

Ernst Floeter Photograph Collection

Explore almost 15,000 photos from 1964 to 1986 from Ernst Floeter in our Digital Archives above. 

This collection is made possible by the generosity of the Floeter Family, a grant from the Eaton County Historical Commision and the continuing support of the Grand Ledge Area Historical Society.  For more information about Ernst, the digitization project, our partners, and to learn more about items in our collection.