Request copies of obituaries or newspaper articles. ($2.00 charge for each obituary or article)
An easy to follow guide for those just starting out.
Books in the library collection that provide a foundation for beginning genealogical research.
Search the Local Information Database for items from the Kalamazoo Gazette Index, local magazines, and more.
Excellent genealogical resources outside KPL's collection.
Frequently asked questions about genealogy and the library's resources.
Find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.
If you're doing genealogical research on ancestors from New England, this is a key resource. In Central Library only.
Includes Access to Ancestry.com for Fee Databases Powered by Ancestry.com, allows family researchers access to search through a database comprised of an array of public records. Provided via ProQuest, includes Census Records, Passenger Lists, etc. In library use only.
Biographical information of contemporary & historical figures.
Access to index of the Kalamazoo Gazette and local magazines, library photograph collection and Local History Room materials.
MyHeritage is the leading destination to discover, share and preserve your family history. Trusted by millions of families, its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. MyHeritage empowers families with an easy way to share their story, past and present, and treasure it for generations to come.
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine
Daughters of the American Revolution Newsletter
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine
Everton's Genealogical Helper
Kalamazoo Valley Family Newsletter
New England Ancestors
New England Historical and Genealogical Register
General resources, plus societies, history and culture, vital records and more.
Uses current advances in science and genetic technology to provide a bridge to the past for people of African descent searching to identify their ancestral homeland.
Finds and makes available information and services that help people explore and appreciate African American family history with a focus on national/international resources.
Census and Vital Records
Provides a geographical search tool for determining the ED for the 1910-1930 censuses.
Provides a geographical search tool for determining EDs for the 1940 census.
Access the 1940 U.S. census through the National Archives.
Marriage and death records database provided by the Kalamazoo County Clerk. Includes marriages from 1942 to the present and deaths from 1934 to the present.
Search the Social Security Death Index at Ancestry.com's web site.
Learn about the surname to soundex code system established by the National Archives to index the U.S. censuses.
Looking for a Soundex converting site. Here it is for your genealogical research.
This website is a directory of online death indexes listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. Also included is information about searching the Social Security Death Index online.
Where to obtain vital records such as birth, death, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees from each state, territory, and county of the United States.
As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people.
Provides documents and tools to interpret the results of DNA tests taken for genealogical guidance.
Provides a user-friendly online tool for chromosome mapping.
GEDmatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists.
Information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, before Ellis Island opened.
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Thousands of valuable web resources for genealogy research here. A useful place to start, also includes a list of appropriate societies.
Search immigration records and learn about Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Learn how to start doing family history research through this site, powered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Publicize your family trees.
Provides products and services needed by member societies, and marshals the resources of its member organizations.
A free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members.
Genealogical records, including census indexes, introductory how-to guides, African American resources, and federal records.
Access various kinds of documents and records, including The U.S. Constitution, genealogical resources, and The Bill of Rights.
For beginning and veteran genealogists interested in networking with other family history organizations and individuals through publications, conferences, and online technology.
A gateway to state and county public records.
Have you ever wondered about your great-grandparents? Or have you wanted to work on your family history, but you had no idea how to get started? If you answered yes to these questions, this free interactive tutorial is for you.
An American Red Cross program that reconnects family members who have been separated internationally due to war, disaster, migration or other humanitarian crisis. This includes a special service for WWII and Holocaust survivors interested in searching for missing family members or obtaining documentation on wartime and post-wartime experiences.
If you're doing genealogy research on a specific location, type the name in the box, hit the enter key on your keyboard, and a list of people researching that location will be returned.
Contains extensive interactive guides and numerous research tools for tracing family histories.
This site is dedicated to providing internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
General resources,vital records and more.
General resources, plus societies, history and culture, vital records and more.
Resources for those searching for their Cuban roots.
Burial by cemetery.
Deeds database provided by the Kalamazoo County Clerk. Includes deeds from 1994 to the present.
Kalamazoo County Genealogical Records.
The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society serves family historians who live in or are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley in southwest Michigan.
Access genealogical information and resources
from the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan research portal.
Digitizing Michigan's hidden past. Local history materials from Michigan libraries.
Digital collections from the Michigan eLibrary.
Access great Michigan specific genealogy records, resources, and research materials.
A cumulative index,including some of the following Michigan sources: Cemetery Transcripts; County Histories; Plat Maps and so much more.
This site represents a compilation of published cemetery transcriptions located at the Library of Michigan and links to Michigan cemetery websites. This database also identifies the location of over 3,700 cemeteries in Michigan. It is NOT intended to include a list of personal names.
County clerk information for genealogists and
family history researchers.
This collection is a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library Directors. The collection is projected to provide access to 192 histories dating from 1866 to 1926.
Michigan Department of Health has provided internet access to information from archived death records through the Genealogical Death Indexing System.
Online indexes to naturalization records for selected counties in Michigan provided by the Archives of Michigan.
Locate an array of state records from the State of Michigan's web site, including vital, natal, and mortality statisitics.
With documents dating back to 1792, the State
Archives of Michigan houses much of Michigan's record heritage. Find 80 million
state and local government records and private papers, 300,000 photographs,
500,000 maps, and more.
Search the archives of the State of Michigan for photographs, maps, spoken histories, documents and records including Michigan death records, 1897-1920.
Online archive of the Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan newspaper - The Commercial Record. Includes issues beginning in 1868 and continuing through 1961.
Resource for historical and genealogical information for Allegan County.
Portal to Michigan related genealogical sites and resources.
A resource and exchange for genealogical and historical information about Kalamazoo County.
Vicksburg Historical Society's site containing area history and cemetery transcriptions.
Locate genealogical resources specific to counties in western Michigan, as well as newsletters, publications, and meetings.
Indian tribes of the United States, includes records, biographies, census, cemeteries, plus more.
General resources, plus tribal information, vital records and more.
This site and the organization is dedicated to reforming adoption laws, providing support for adopted persons to gather information about their birth parents, and advocating for the rights of adoptees.
A diverse collection of memorabilia containing an array of family photographic materials. Includes family and military photos, family recipes, and family narratives.
The original service records of Union and Confederate Civil War Soldiers and the pension records of Union veterans are maintained at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, where they are available for research.
Find information about American cities and towns. Includes cemeteries, airports, libraries, newspapers, and demographics. Information about common misspellings of American place names plus more than 5,000 former place names of communities in 37 states.
Access thousands of valuable web resources for genaology research here, including land records, deeds, and Homesteads.
A genealogy and aid to veterans resource.