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December 2008

The Official Guide to Ancestry.com by George MorganThe Official Guide to Ancestry.com
Morgan, George
ISBN: 9781593313197
Call Number: H 929.10285 M8482 2008
2008
This second edition includes new sections on Ancestry DNA, MyCanvas, and the new search, as well as information on a variety of databases, dynamic family trees, and our worldwide community of family historians. - From back cover of book.
The Online Genealogy Handbook by Brad and Debra ScheppThe Online Genealogy Handbook
Schepp, Brad and Debra
ISBN: 9781402752551
Call Number: H 929.10285 S325
2008
Comprehensive and easy to use, this invaluable handbook will help you sort through the mountain of genealogy information that's now available online. Brad and Debra Schepp have evaluated hundreds of resources to write this book, and in these pages they recommend the best ones. What's more, the Schepp's offer proven advice for moving the research along and verifying facts. - From back cover of book.
Portage Central High School Roundup Yearbook 1968 by  Portage Central High School Roundup Yearbook 1968
Call Number: H 371.8976 R8598
1968
Portage Central High School yearbook from 1968.
Great Architecture of Michigan by John GallagherGreat Architecture of Michigan
Gallagher, John
ISBN: 9780981614403
Call Number: H 720.9774 G1625
2008
From the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan features great architecture in every style and period.  This book celebrates that built environment in photos by acclaimed photographer Balthazar Korab and text by noted architectural writer John Gallagher.
The Bronson I Knew: Gone but not Forgotten by Dick Vander MolenThe Bronson I Knew: Gone but not Forgotten
Vander Molen, Dick
ISBN: 0976341328
Call Number: H 610.73 V2284
2005
The author recounts his 60 years of experiences working at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Portage Northern High School Legend Yearbook by  Portage Northern High School Legend Yearbook
Call Number: H 371.8976 L511
1980
Portage Northern High School Legend yearbooks for years 1980, 1982, and 1983.
Went Missing Redux: Unsolved Great Lakes Shipwrecks by Frederick StonehouseWent Missing Redux: Unsolved Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Stonehouse, Frederick
Call Number: H 977 S881.4
2008
Went missing redux tells the exciting tales of ships lost on the Great Lakes with all hands and still missing. Their dead hulls still rest somewhere out in the stormy waters, undiscovered by searchers, past and present. [The book] takes a look at nine of these "went missing" ships and tries to piece together rational explanations for their loss and offer suggestions for the location of the wrecks--P. [4] of cover.
Shipwrecks and Rescues: Forgotten Great Lakes History by Wes OleszewskiShipwrecks and Rescues: Forgotten Great Lakes History
Oleszewski, Wes
Call Number: H 977 O45.3
2008
A book of the true adventures aboard Great Lakes vessels. Every story details an actual event. Every name is that of a real person who was caught up in the wrecks, rescues and sometimes just everyday adventures on the fresh water seas. Nothing contained in this book is fictional. These thrilling adventures are all a part of Great Lakes maritime history and are told as they actually happened--P. [4] of cover.
Portage High School Roundup Yearbook by  Portage High School Roundup Yearbook
Call Number: H371.8976 R8598
1957
Portage High School yearbooks for years 1956, 1957, 1962, and 1964.
Great Lakes Collisions, Wrecks and Disasters by Wayne KadarGreat Lakes Collisions, Wrecks and Disasters
Kadar, Wayne
Call Number: H 977 K11.3
2008
Describes accidents and disasters which ships of 400-feet in length and larger have been involved. These are some of the largest ships to sail the Great Lakes--P. [4] of cover.
Barry County, Michigan: History and Families 2008 by  Barry County, Michigan: History and Families 2008
Call Number: H 977.416 B279
2008
A complete history of the county including many individual and family biographies and photos.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Ascent Yearbook by  Kalamazoo Valley Community College Ascent Yearbook
Call Number: H 378.774 K18
1970
1970 Kalamazoo Valley Community College yearbook.

November 2008

Strange Michigan: More Wolverine weirdness by Linda GodfreyStrange Michigan: More Wolverine weirdness
Godfrey, Linda
ISBN: 9781931599849
Call Number: H 917.74 G583.1
2008
A giant white rabbit inhabiting Michigan woods, maverick artists, ancient earthworks, the Dogman, blue rain, spook lights, bat-eating lumberjacks, fairy rings and, naturally, Bigfoot...all of these things and more are why Strange Michigan had to be written. There is simply too much going on in the Wolverine State that would otherwise slip by the day-to-day consciousness of the ordinary citizen. - From book introduction
Ross H. Coller card file collection by Ross CollerRoss H. Coller card file collection
Coller, Ross
Call Number: H Microfilm 977.418 R8231
2000
Microfilm of card file from the Archives at Western Michigan University that indexes information on local people and events as well as information on prisoners of war and people killed in action during WWII.
Michigan History Directory, 2008 by  The Historical Society of MichiganMichigan History Directory, 2008
The Historical Society of Michigan,
Call Number: H 026.9 H673.1 2008
2008
Directory of historical societies, museums, archives, historic sites, agencies and commissions.
Directory of Allegan, Mich. by O.E. LueddersDirectory of Allegan, Mich.
Luedders, O.E.
Call Number: H 917.7414 L9487 1924
1924
Three historical and pictorial directories from 1924 for Allegan, Sturgis and Three Rivers.

October 2008

Records Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees by  United States National Archives and Records AdministrationRecords Relating to Personal Participation in World War II: American Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees
United States National Archives and Records Administration,
ISBN: 0160502004
Call Number: H 940.547 U5872 2008
2008
This reference information paper is one of a series that describes some of the many records pertaining to personal participation in World War II held at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This volume concerns records of military personnel and civilians held by the Axis powers during the war. - From book introduction
South Junior High School Falcon Yearbook by  South Junior High School Falcon Yearbook
Call Number: H 371.8976 S726
1977
1977 South Junior High School Falcon yearbook.
Driving Michigan: Mile by Mile on I-75 by Leslie MertzDriving Michigan: Mile by Mile on I-75
Mertz, Leslie
ISBN: 9781933926087
Call Number: H 917.74 M5759
2008
From the Michigan border with Ohio, to Sault Ste Marie, Driving Michigan challenges its readers and highway passengers to engage with the scenery, be it historic, geologic, or biologic by providing a question and answer trivia bite for nearly every exit along the Expressway. - From book cover
Finding Your Chicago Ancestors by Grace DuMelleFinding Your Chicago Ancestors
DuMelle, Grace
ISBN: 1893121259
Call Number: H 929.37731 D888
2005
For almost 175 years, a great metropolis on the shores of a freshwater sea has sent a siren call to immigrants internal and external, giving most Americans some kind of link to the City of Big Shoulders. Whether your people came west from New England in the early days of settlement, or north from Mississippi in the Great Migration; whether they sailed from Sweden and Sicily, or flew from Budapest and Prague; whether they settled here permanently or temporarily, this easy-to-use reference guide will help you document them.
The Allure of Michigan's Past by Larry MassieThe Allure of Michigan's Past
Massie, Larry
Call Number: H 977.4 M417.9
2008
This is the tenth book in Massie's best-selling Voyages Into Michigan's Past series. It contains 31 colorful, well-researched and often unknown episodes about Michigan's heritage. - From Book Cover  
Michigan Asylums for the Insane, Kalamazoo and Traverse City by William DeckerMichigan Asylums for the Insane, Kalamazoo and Traverse City
Decker, William
Call Number: H DVD 362.2 M
2008
William A. Decker presents a slide show to the Traverse City Historical Society based in part on his book: Asylum for the insane: a history of the Kalamazoo State Hospital.
Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan: Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan: "An African American Remembers"
Hammond, Rose
Call Number: H 977.4 H2225
2008
Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan is one of the countries first African American resorts, owned and operated by African Americans. This book is a historical compilation of interviews conducted during the summers of 1994 and 1995 with some of the few original owners or families still holding property ownership in Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan The reader will see some of the individuals whose families helped to create these two beautiful communities by telling their family's history. Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan "An African American Remembers" will let the reader travel in time from the 1900's. - Product Description from Amazon.com

September 2008

The Boiling Pot by  The Boiling Pot
Call Number: H 378.774 K133
1977
Kalamazoo College yearbook from 1977.
Barns of Old Mission Peninsula and Their Stories by Evelyn JohnsonBarns of Old Mission Peninsula and Their Stories
Johnson, Evelyn
ISBN: 0979083419
Call Number: H 728.922 J669 2007
2007
Old Mission Peninsula is cherished by residents and tourists alike. This book contributes a documentation of traditional barns and a sharing of human scale stories and experiences - a rich heritage of the people and places of Old Mission Peninsula. Strengthening that presence of the past adds to a more balanced understanding of this vibrant area of our state today. Readers will find variety here: a casual history of early settlement, reminiscences of individual and family experiences, the evolution of farming practices, and a survey and physical descriptions of the barns of Mission Peninsula. - From book introduction
The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank DohertyThe Settlers of the Beekman Patent
Doherty, Frank
ISBN: 0962644307
Call Number: H 929.374733 D655 V.8
2005
This work is a study of the Beekman Patent in Dutchess County, New York and of the people who settled there during the eighteenth century.  Volumes VIII and IX are the latest additions to this multi-volume set.
Michigan FFA: A Legacy of Great Lakes Leadership by Dustin PettyMichigan FFA: A Legacy of Great Lakes Leadership
Petty, Dustin
Call Number: H 630.6 P512
2008
History of the Future Farmers of America organization in Michigan.
Memorial Services in the Congress of the United States and Tributes in Eulogy of Gerald R. Ford by Joint Committee on Printing United States Congress Memorial Services in the Congress of the United States and Tributes in Eulogy of Gerald R. Ford
United States Congress , Joint Committee on Printing
Call Number: H 921 F6989ME
2007
Biography and memorial tributes to the late president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford.
The Windows of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Muskegon, Michigan by Larry DikemanThe Windows of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Muskegon, Michigan
Dikeman, Larry
Call Number: H 283.77457 W7656
1991
A beautiful and meaningful book dedicated to its 125th anniversary, representing an important part of Muskegon's heritage.
What I Remember of the Great Rebellion by Wells FoxWhat I Remember of the Great Rebellion
Fox, Wells
Call Number: H 973.7 F794
1892
Personal narrative of a surgeon with the Eighth Michigan Infantry.
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan by  Berrien County Genealogical SocietyCemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan
Berrien County Genealogical Society,
Call Number: H 977.411 O115
2005
There are four volumes to this set including Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, MI; Galien Township Cemetery, Galien, MI; Cemeteries of Watervliet Township, MI; and Cemeteries of Three Oaks Township, MI.

August 2008

Passenger and immigration lists index: 2009 Supplement  by  Gale Research CompanyPassenger and immigration lists index: 2009 Supplement
Gale Research Company,
Call Number: H 929.3016 F479 SUPPL.
2009
A guide to published records of more than 4,940,00 immigrants who came to the new world between the sixteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries.
A Fellowship in Learning: Kalamazoo College, 1833-2008 by Marlene FrancisA Fellowship in Learning: Kalamazoo College, 1833-2008
Francis, Marlene
Call Number: H 378.774 F8191
2008
Written by Marlene Francis, a 1958 graduate of Kalamazoo College, in honor of the college's 175th anniversary.
The Model T: A Centennial History by Robert CaseyThe Model T: A Centennial History
Casey, Robert
ISBN: 9780801888502
Call Number: H 629.222 C3386
2008
Just in time for the centennial celebration of the Model T, Robert Casey captures the remarkable story of that car's history and development and of its long-lasting impact on America. Here are the people who built the Model T, the folks who purchased it, and the profound technological leaps in mass production and mass consumption that are associated with the Model T. Casey discusses how the car was designed, built, sold, and driven, as well as how owners tinkered with it. He describes the experience of driving a Model T and explains how a few engineering innovations led to the car's reliability and popularity and spurred innovations across the motor vehicle industry. -From book jacket
Community Capitalism: Lessons from Kalamazoo and Beyond by Ron KitchensCommunity Capitalism: Lessons from Kalamazoo and Beyond
Kitchens, Ron
ISBN: 9781434381736
Call Number: H 977.418 K623
2008
Many communities feel powerless to act in the face of the massive forces of globalization.  Not Kalamazoo, Michigan.  In the last years of the 20th century, the small, proud city was buffeted by winds of change.  Rather than succumb to despair, or look to the state or federal government for assistance, Kalamazoo took protective measures to seize control of its future.  The response has been a new paradigm in economic development: Community Capitalism.  Over the past decade, Kalamazoo has seen a concerted effort to harness the spirit, resources, energy and ingenuity of corporations, non-profit organizations, government, philanthropists, foundations and individual entrepreneurs.  The goal: to tap into existing resources to create and strengthen the infrastructure that supports and attracts economic growth, and that restores and builds hope. -From book jacket
Boxoffice Open: Michigan's Small Town Movie Theatres by Michael DoyleBoxoffice Open: Michigan's Small Town Movie Theatres
Doyle, Michael
Call Number: H 725.8 D754.1
2007
The purpose of this book is to document selected small town movie theatres in Michigan during their most successful years, 1930s to 1960s.  Authentic photos show theatres in their final architectural design.  The book also focuses on the movie theatre as a primary entertainment venue in a small community. -From back cover of book
Historic Photos of University of Michigan by Michael ChmuraHistoric Photos of University of Michigan
Chmura, Michael
ISBN: 9781596524019
Call Number: H 378.774 H67338
2007
Historic Photos of University of Michigan depicts the unfolding history of the college in Ann Arbor, from its early stages in the 1850s to its more modern self of the late 1970s.  Exceptional black-and-white images of the campus and surrounding area, selected from the Bentley Historical Library's extensive collection, provide a taste of campus life while taking readers through the evolution of the buildings, the beginning of an athletic legend, and the historic events that united the campus with a community. -From book jacket
Wrack & Ruin by Don LeeWrack & Ruin
Lee, Don
ISBN: 9780393062328
Call Number: H FICTION LEE
2008
Lyndon Song is a renowned sculptor who fled New York City to become a Brussels sprouts farmer in the small California town of Rosarita Bay. Lyndon has a brother, Woody, an indicted financier turned movie producer, and Woody has a plan, involving a golf-course resort on Lyndon's land and an aging kung-fu diva from Hong Kong with a mean kick and a meaner drinking problem." "Over one madcap Labor Day weekend, this plan wreaks havoc on Lyndon's bucolic and carefully managed life. Woody's financial (and existential) crisis embroils everyone from a developer obsessed with college football to two field biologists studying western snowy plovers, and culminates in literature's first-ever windsurfing chase scene. Meanwhile, Lyndon's great love, Sheila Lemke, the impulsive mayor of Rosarita Bay, is having a crisis of her own, leading her to petty vandalism; other women smell mysteriously of chocolate ice cream; Buddhist missives arrive scrawled on paper airplanes; and a small plot of exceptionally lush marijuana is ready for harvest. In all, Lyndon's life in Rosarita Bay Is ready to come apart at the seams."--BOOK JACKET.

July 2008

Wood Boats of Leelanau: A Photographic Journal by John MitchellWood Boats of Leelanau: A Photographic Journal
Mitchell, John
Call Number: H 977.4635 M6818
2007
The cultural landscape of Leelanau began to change in the 1850's when people of European descent traveled to the western Great Lakes in ever-increasing numbers. During the century that followed, a progression of remarkable wood boats played a key role in transforming the region. Through histories and photographs, this book captures the beauty and utility of these vessels and the spirit of the people of the peninsula during one hundred years of unprecedented change.
Lake Michigan Backroads by Robert DommLake Michigan Backroads
Domm, Robert
Call Number: H 917.74 D663.1
2008
The beauty of coastal sand dunes, the historic grace of lighthouses, the charm of fishing villages - these and more are explored in Lake Michigan Backroads, a colorful guide to 23 scenic drives around the big lake.-From back cover of book
Mackinac Bridge: A 50-Year Chronicle, 1957-2007 by Mike FornesMackinac Bridge: A 50-Year Chronicle, 1957-2007
Fornes, Mike
Call Number: H 624.23 F727.1
2007
Take a trip through the first 50 years of the bridge's history and you'll experience unusual crossings, triumph and tragedy. Parades of vehicles and pedestrians have crossed over the Mackinac Bridge and flotillas of ships have passed under it. Here are the stories, the photos and the people who have made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan.-From back cover of book
"Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten": Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War, the Gettysburg Campaign
Hamilton, Richard
Call Number: H 973.7 H2197
2008
The story of "Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten" begins in the summer of 1862 in Kent County, Michigan, and it ends with the close of the Gettysburg Campaign in mid July 1863. It is the story George Thomas Patten, a young husband and father who wrests with his conscious over what could, and will be his part in defense of the Union in the Civil War.
North Manitou Island: Between Sunrise and Sunset by Rita RuscoNorth Manitou Island: Between Sunrise and Sunset
Rusco, Rita
Call Number: H 977.4635 R951
1991
Rita Hadra Rusco, a North Manitou Islander for nearly fifty years, has turned her love for the island into a warm story reflecting not only the island's history but the character, romance and determination of the people. Her writing is rich, frank and full of life as she relates the island history from wilderness to thriving community and its return to wilderness. Her own adventures are intertwined with historical fact. This charming book bears the unmistakable stamp of a perceptive observer with a tale to tell.-From back cover of book
Hubbard Lake Michigan by Mike CorneliusHubbard Lake Michigan
Cornelius, Mike
Call Number: H 977.479 C8143
2007
Experience Hubbard Lake as a Chippewa in a birch bark canoe, a lumberjack laboring to fell a giant white pine, or a pioneer mother surviving with her children in a log shack all winter. Meet Bela Hubbard, for whom the lake was named; the Florence M, a 35-foot steamer on the lake; and John Ellsworth, the first settler at Hubbard Lake.-From back cover of book
Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free by Alexander JeffersonRed Tail Captured, Red Tail Free
Jefferson, Alexander
ISBN: 0823223663
Call Number: H 921 J444
2005
This adventure-filled memoir of African-American pilot Jefferson, a Tuskegee Airmen in WWII, tells the story of him being gunned down and captured by Germans in 1944, surviving for nine months as a POW in several German prison camps, and being liberated by George Patton's division in 1945. Many of the detailed pencil illustrations he drew in prison camps are reproduced here, and provide an intimate look at life in the camps. Also described are his early years, educational accomplishments, military training, and post-war civilian life, including the subtle and not-so subtle experiences of racism throughout.
Mapping in Michigan & The Great Lakes Region by David MacleodMapping in Michigan & The Great Lakes Region
Macleod, David
ISBN: 9780870138072
Call Number: H 526.909774 M2976
2007
This informative book assembles leading scholars in the history of cartography to address these questions for the complex of peninsulas and freshwater seas that lie at the heart of the North American continent. In their answers, contributors shine light on their subject in ways that will illuminate it for fellow scholars, as well as for general readers who are interested in maps and mapmaking. As these essays confirm, the history of mapping this region reveals the story of how Europeans appropriated and settled these lands, of social and political negotiations and conflicts, of promoters' varied schemes, and of Americans' growing awareness of this region's complicated mixture of lands and waters. The volume is copiously illustrated with reproductions of historic maps spanning four centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Michigan State Ferries by Les BagleyMichigan State Ferries
Bagley, Les
ISBN: 073855068X
Call Number: H 386.6 B146
2007
For half a century, the Mackinac Bridge has connected Michigans peninsulas. Before that, only ferryboats crossed the historic Straits of Mackinac. In 1923, Michigan became the first state to operate a ferry as part of its highway department. The Great White Fleet began with just a tiny used boat and ended with a flotilla including the largest, most powerful ice-breaking ferry in the world. The operation became the biggest employer in the region while battling severe winter weather, partisan politics, and ever-growing lines of summer motorists. Over 34 years, Michigan State ferries united communities, built businesses, and transported millions of eager tourists and travelers across the Great Lakes Water Wonderland.
Into Oblivion by Robert BuntingInto Oblivion
Bunting, Robert
Call Number: H 977.479 B9428
2007
The lives and times leading up to the final voyage of the steamship Marine City from the ghost town of Alcona, Michigan on Lake Huron, 1880. 
A Pocketful of Passage by Loraine CampbellA Pocketful of Passage
Campbell, Loraine
ISBN: 9780814333419
Call Number: H 627.9 C1889
2007
A Pocketful of Passage is based on the memories of Annie Bowen Hoge, whose father was a lighthouse keeper on the Great Lakes for many years. Every summer until she was nine, Annie went with her brother, sister, and mother to live at Passage Island, where her father tended the signal that guided ships through an important shipping lane between Passage Island and Isle Royale in Lake Superior. -PUBLISHER
Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships by Fred NeuschelLives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships
Neuschel, Fred
Call Number: H 386 N495
2007
Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships brings the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes to life, using the tragic story of the schooner Rouse Simmons as a window into the robust but oft-forgotten communities that thrived along Lake Michigan from the Civil War to World War I.-BOOK JACKET
The Battle Creek Sanitarium: An Institution for Health Reconstruction by J. H. KelloggThe Battle Creek Sanitarium: An Institution for Health Reconstruction
Kellogg, J. H.
Call Number: H 641.1 K2953
1927
The origin, purposes, and methods of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, written by its founder, J. H. Kellogg, M. D.
City of Kalamazoo Parks by John UrschelCity of Kalamazoo Parks
Urschel, John
Call Number: H 977.418 U821
2008
A park is a living history right in the middle of the community, especially in Kalamazoo. Who was Milham? Who was Farrell? Who was LaCrone? A park ties the present to the past as generation after generation climbs its trees, plays its games and just sits in its glory. Every park has a story and a history. Each park's history is recounted in these pages. -INTRODUCTION
Michigan Log Marks by  Michigan State CollegeMichigan Log Marks
Michigan State College,
Call Number: H 634.9 U5882
1941
Log marks were an essential part of the lumber industry. They were the outposts of law and order in pioneering communities where social controls were often weak. Stamped on a log, they carried the inviolate right of ownership of property on every stream and pond in northern Michigan. From Foreward, Michigan Log Marks.
Wolverine by  Wolverine
Call Number: H 378.774 W869
1966
Michigan State University yearbook
Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses by Mary KeithanMichigan One-Room Schoolhouses
Keithan, Mary
Call Number: H 370.9774 K287
2008
Mary Keithan's Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses is a beautifully illustrated chronicle that details nearly a hundred of the state's early schoolhouses. Together with information about each schoolhouse's architecture and history, including interviews with former students and teachers, Keithan's photographs bring these structures back to life and assure their place in history.
Wolverine by  Wolverine
Call Number: H378.774 W869
1967
Michigan State University yearbook
Delphian by  Delphian
Call Number: H 371.8976 K14
1997
Kalamazoo Central High School yearbook
Emigration from the United Kingdom to America by Ira GlazierEmigration from the United Kingdom to America
Glazier, Ira
ISBN: 0810857820
Call Number: H 929.341 E539
2008
Volumes 8 and 9 of the continuing series intended to give the historian and genealogist a database of English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York between 1870 and 1897. Passenger lists detailing name, age, sex, occupation, previous place of habitation, and destination are arranged in chronological order by date of arrival. An index alphabetically lists passengers by name. The lists were created from the original US ship manifest collection found in the National Archives. These volumes cover the period June 1873 to August 1874.
Miller Canfield at 150: An Informal History by James Tobin, Jr.Miller Canfield at 150: An Informal History
Tobin, Jr., James
Call Number: H 340.09 T6293
2002
History of Michigan's oldest law firm.

June 2008

Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan by  Berrien County Genealogical SocietyCemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan
Berrien County Genealogical Society,
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944
This set of twelve books includes cemetery records or tombstone transcriptions for Berrien County, Michigan. Areas included are: Townships of Baroda, Benton, Coloma, Lake, Lincoln, New Buffalo, Oronoko, Royalton, Sodus and Weesaw.  Also included are Riverview Cemetery and the City Cemeteries of St. Joseph.
From the Vine: Exploring Michigan Wineries by Sharon KegerreisFrom the Vine: Exploring Michigan Wineries
Kegerreis, Sharon
ISBN: 9781587264603
Call Number: H 663.2 K268
2007
Organized by four designated 'wine trails' and 'beyond the trails', "From The Vine" includes anecdotal stories, features on artisans who handcraft chocolate and cheese, Old World grape stomping, cherry mead, hard cider, ice wine, and more. Profusely and beautiful illustrated throughout, "From The Vine" is enhanced with a useful glossary and a bibliography that travelers through Michigan's wine country will find of immense interest. From Midwest Book Review.
Family History on the Net by Colin WatersFamily History on the Net
Waters, Colin
ISBN: 9781846740626
Call Number: H 929.1028 W329
2007
This indispensable book is divided into sections and includes a list of sites which deal with the whole spectrum of genealogy. There is a full alphabetical subject guide providing an accessible directory of web addresses grouped under straightforward headings, such as: Births, Marriages & Deaths; Law & Order; Surnames; Wartime and Military Sources. An index helps to locate specific topics. From the publisher.
Italians to America, vol. 21 by Ira GlazierItalians to America, vol. 21
Glazier, Ira
Call Number: H 929.345 I885
2008
This is the 21st volume of a multivolume computer-produced listing of Italian immigrants to the U.S. during the period of maximum immigration. This volume covers November 1902 - March 1903.
Mackinac Bridge by Mike FornesMackinac Bridge
Fornes, Mike
ISBN: 9780738550695
Call Number: H 624.23 F727
2007
Chronicles the history of the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, the longest suspension bridge in the United States, from the struggles to support its creation to its resilience to hits by man-made structures and Mother Nature.
Accolade by  Accolade
Call Number: H 371.8976 A172
1963
Loy Norrix High School yearbook
Accolade by  Accolade
Call Number: H 371.8976 A172
1964
Loy Norrix High School yearbook
Choices Revisited: Memories of the Flint, Michigan Vilet, Willett, Willette Family by James WilletteChoices Revisited: Memories of the Flint, Michigan Vilet, Willett, Willette Family
Willette, James
Call Number: H 929.2 W713W
2008
Choices Revisited is the narrative of the Flint, Michigan Willette clan. It begins in Bohemia in 1860 and ends many years later in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

May 2008

A Spy on the Bus: Memoir of a Company Rat by Margean GladyszA Spy on the Bus: Memoir of a Company Rat
Gladysz, Margean
Call Number: 921 G5435
2008
“It was 1946, I was 18, a college graduate, and about to become a spy. I was going to ‘hit the road’. But what was it like—this road—when I had hardly been out of Kalamazoo?” writes Margean Gladysz in her letters to her parents written from 1946 to 1949.  Unearthed from an attic trunk in 2003 these letters detail her employment with The Great Lakes Greyhound Bus Company as a company rat. As a collection, they form the contents of A Spy on the Bus. 
Henry Ford: An Interpretation  by Samuel  MarquisHenry Ford: An Interpretation
Marquis, Samuel
ISBN: 9780814333679
Call Number: H 921 F699MA
2007 (1923)
Published at the height of Ford's success in 1923, the volume was written by the Reverend Samuel S. Marquis, an Episcopalian minister who was also the head of the sociology department at Ford Motor Company. Instead of a history of Ford Motor Company or a simple retelling of Ford's life story, Marquis claims that his collection of essays is intended to analyze the psychological puzzle such as the unusual mind and personality of Henry Ford.
Kalamazoo Transportation Center [electronic resource] by Kingscott Associates Inc. Kalamazoo Transportation Center [electronic resource]
Kingscott Associates Inc.
Call Number: H CD-ROM 725.31 K
2006
Several files present information on and photographs of the history and re-building of the Kalamazoo Transportation Center, formerly known as the Michigan Central Depot.
The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft by Jane SchoolcraftThe Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
Schoolcraft, Jane
ISBN: 9780812239812
Call Number: H 810.81 S3726
2007
Schoolcraft (1800-42) was one of the earliest Native American literary writers, composing both short stories and poetry as well as translating Ojibwe tales into English. This volume offers a selection of all her literary output as well as scholarly data on her by Native American lit expert Robert Dale Parker and others.
3 Tales of a City: Historical Sketches of St. Joseph, MI by Daryl  Schlender3 Tales of a City: Historical Sketches of St. Joseph, MI
Schlender, Daryl
Call Number: H 977.411 S3418
2007
Contents: The Skelly/Burke episode: the final alias -- Plank's tavern: Saratoga of the west -- The moving staircase: St. Joseph's best kept secret.

April 2008

Degree Staff Costumes, Regalia, Paraphernalia, Books, Blanks and Supplies for Odd Fellow Lodges: Net Catalogue Number Five by  Henderson-Ames CompanyDegree Staff Costumes, Regalia, Paraphernalia, Books, Blanks and Supplies for Odd Fellow Lodges: Net Catalogue Number Five
Henderson-Ames Company,
Call Number: H 366.3 H496.1
1900?
This turn of the century catalog is from one of Kalamazoo’s most interesting companies. The Henderson-Ames Company was once one of the country’s leading suppliers of uniforms and regalia, serving lodges, secret societies and other social organizations.
Emigration from the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 1 by Ira GlazierEmigration from the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 1
Glazier, Ira
ISBN: 0810857820
Call Number: H 929.341 E539
2006
Glazier (former director, Center for Migration Research, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies and Immigration) presents the first volume of a new series intended to give the historian and genealogist a database of English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York between 1870 and 1897.
The House of David by Christopher SirianoThe House of David
Siriano, Christopher
ISBN: 9780738550824
Call Number: H 289.9 S6197
2007
In 1903, Benjamin Purnell, a long-haired, bearded itinerant preacher, arrived in Benton Harbor. He and his wife, Mary, stepped out of their covered preacher’s wagon, and gazing across a thriving summer resort, they saw their long-awaited paradise. Acquiring this paradise, they established a religious colony called the House of David, which grew to over 1,000 members from around the world. This book will take readers on the fascinating journey of the House of David.
Lake boats : the enduring vessels of the Great Lakes by Greg McDonnellLake boats : the enduring vessels of the Great Lakes
McDonnell, Greg
ISBN: 9781550464634
Call Number: H 387 M4789
2007
A full-color pictorial tribute to the historic ships of the Great Lakes with 170 extraordinary photographs by the author and other photographers, introductory essays and a detailed appendix with the specifications and history of each ship in the book.
Michigan Family Field Trips: Fun Sites for Kids  by Ellyce FieldMichigan Family Field Trips: Fun Sites for Kids
Field, Ellyce
ISBN: 9780472032716
Call Number: H 917.74 F453.1
2008
Written for busy parents and families on the go, Michigan Family Field Trips features the best Michigan places for children, in a format that's small enough to stow in a bag or the car.
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope by Don Van RynMistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
Van Ryn, Don
ISBN: 9781416567356
Call Number: H 920 V275
2008
Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family. This book weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.--From publisher description.