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Out of Kalamazoo County by Richard BishopUnder the Radar Michigan: The First 50 by Tom DaldinFamily History Made Easy by Loretto SzucsAutotram: Clark Equipment Company's Aluminum Railcar by Robert Myers

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The New HeritageQuest

If you haven’t logged into HeritageQuest lately, you’re in for a big surprise! The database that KPL and other libraries have been providing for years for genealogical research has gone through a major change. Through a partnership with Ancestry, HeritageQuest is now able to provide more advanced search functionality (very similar to searching in Ancestry) and increased content....


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Beth TimmermanDavid DeVriesPatrick JouppiJerry SmithRuth Wilson