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How to use the Kalamazoo Gazette Index

For over 35 years, staff members from the Local History Room have been indexing the Kalamazoo Gazette.  This has been a wonderful contribution for genealogists, researchers and others just looking for information.  To use this valuable resource:

  • Go to www.kpl.gov   
  • Click on “catalog”
  • At the top of the page find “Local Information” and click on that link
  • Click on “Local Newspaper”
  • Then type the name or subject that you are researching

REMEMBER…what you are given is a citation. You will need to come to the Library and look at the Gazette on microfilm which can be found in the Tech Center.

If you need to find an article or obituary from a recent issue of the Gazette, talk to the staff in the Local History Room who will be more than happy to assist you.


Local Information Database
Lynn H


What a helpful blog post. Thanks, Lynn.