Local History

Scroll down to access our Digital Archives of local newspapers from the 1870’s to 2010’s, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks and more! 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 Area Historical Society

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


Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story. For a limited time we now have REMORE access.  Please email questions@gladl.org for the password or watch our Ancestry tutorial.  

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”

Ernst Floeter Photograph Collection

Explore almost 15,000 photos from 1964 to 1986 from Ernst Floeter.  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 and the digitization project please click here.  To access the collection search or browse below in our digital archives.