Genealogy

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The library has available the following resources for in-library use.

* Local newspapers, including the Charlotte Republican-Tribune and Charlotte Shopping Guide, on microfilm and in-print dating back to the late 1800’s.
* A variety of local history books and materials.
* Local cemetery records.
* Charlotte High School yearbooks dating back to the early 1900’s.
* City directories dating back to the 1900’s.


Obituaries

Local obituaries compiled from the Charlotte Shopping Guide are available at the library. We have recently begun digitizing some obituaries. Links to these obituaries are provided below.

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Historical Research

Genealogical and historical research is available upon request. Current research fees are $10.00 per hour. If interested, please call, mail or email inquiries to:

Charlotte Community Library
226 S. Bostwick
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517)543-8859
Email: charlib@ameritech.net


Local Charlotte History Information

Charlotte Chair Company – Text document concerning Charlotte Chair Company history.
Charlotte Chair Company – Documentation with photos.

Francis C. Flaherty Information – Three documents relevant to local World War II hero who died during attack on Pearl Harbor.
* Francis C. Flaherty 1
* Francis C. Flaherty 2
* Francis C. Flaherty 3


Other Genealogy Resources

Family Search – A free genealogy search engine
Cyndi’s List – Directory of genealogical websites
MI GenWeb – Michigan history and genealogy files
Ellis Island – Port of New York passenger records
Genealogy Research – Library of Michigan Genealogy Research
Eaton County Genealogical Society – Genealogy information and records for Eaton County, Michigan
Seeking Michigan – Access to unique historical information that promotes Michigan’s cultural heritage