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French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815 by Robert EnglebertSecrets of Tracing Your Ancestors by W. Daniel QuillenOut of the Darkness and Into the Blue: Surprising Secrets, Tactics, and Training Concepts: A Memoir from One of Kalamazoo's Top Cops by Robert T. ChristensenThe Family Tree Historical Maps Book: A State-by-State Atlas of U.S. History, 1790-1900 by Allison Dolan

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History room entryThe New History Room

If you haven’t been to the history room recently, come by for a visit! You’ll notice something different as soon as you get to the second floor when you see our beautiful new entrance. But that’s just the beginning. The local history room has gone through a lot of changes over the last few months. From time to time we were noisy, a little dusty, and sometimes even closed; but the disruption has really paid off! We now have twice as much space, and everything we need to help with local history and genealogy research is easily accessible. Improvements to the history room include:...


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Meet the Local History Staff

Beth TimmermanDavid DeVriesPatrick JouppiJerry SmithRuth Wilson