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Magazines

Local Interest, Michigan History, Genealogy


Magazines that are held by the Local History Room generally fall into three categories: those of local interest, those relating to Michigan history, and those of a genealogical nature. Many local magazines are indexed in the Local Information Database.

  • Magazines may not be checked out, but photocopy machines are available.
  • Hard copies and microfilm are located in the Local History Room.

Additional magazine resources:


Locally Published

 

Advances: The Journal of Mind — Body Health (cont’d as Advances in Mind — Body Medicine)

1984–Fall 1997, Location: Local History Storage

Advances in Mind — Body Medicine (formerly Advances: The Journal of Mind — Body Health)

Winter 1998–Winter 2002, Location: Local History Storage

Applause

Nov. 1986–June 1988, Location: Local History Room

Asylum Lake

2011-2012, Location: Local History Room

Bryanteer

1941-1947, Location: Local History Room

Builder/Architect

Mar. 1997–2009, Location: Local History Room

Business Conditions in Kalamazoo (cont’d as Business Conditions in Kalamazoo County)

Oct. 1958–Second Quarter 1972, Location: Local History Room

Business Conditions in Kalamazoo County (formerly Business Conditions in Kalamazoo, cont’d as Business Conditions in the Kalamazoo Area)

Third Quarter, 1972–Fourth Quarter 1976, Location: Local History Room

Business Conditions in the Kalamazoo Area (formerly Business Conditions in Kalamazoo County, cont’d as Business Outlook: The Quarterly Report for West Michigan)

Apr. 1977–1983, Location: Local History Room

Business Digest (cont’d as Business Insight)

1986–Mar. 1991, Location: Local History Room

Business Insight (formerly Business Digest)

Apr. 1991–Mar. 2001, Location: Local History Room

Business Outlook: The Quarterly Report for West Michigan (formerly Business Conditions in the Kalamazoo Area, cont’d as Business Outlook for West Michigan)

Autumn 1984–Summer 1985, Location: Local History Room

Business Outlook for West Michigan (formerly Business Outlook: The Quarterly Report for West Michigan)

Autumn 1985–current, Location: Local History Room

Celery

Spring 1977–Sept. 1982, Location: Local History Room

Crib Notes (cont’d as West Michigan Family Magazine)

May/June 1998–2000, Location: Local History Room (Shelved with Great Lakes Family)

Encore, Magazine of the Arts

Oct. 1973–current, Location: Local History Room

Great Lakes Family (formerly West Michigan Family Magazine)

Mar./Apr. 2001–Dec./Jan. 2006, Location: Local History Room

Greater Guide Magazine (formerly Greater Kalamazoo Guide, cont’d as Guide Magazine)

May 1970–1988 (missing 1984), Location: Local History Room

Greater Kalamazoo Guide (cont’d as Greater Guide Magazine)

June 1964–Apr. 1970, Location: Local History Room

Guide Magazine (formerly Greater Guide Magazine)

Feb. 1989–June 2007, Location: Local History Room

He Reigns

2007 – current, Location: Local History Room

KVP Log/KVP Sutherland Log

1952-1965, Location: Local History Room

K’zoo Area Magazine

Winter 1982–Summer 1983, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo

Oct. 1983–Sept. 1985, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo Collective

Feb. 1985–July 1985, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo Express

Nov. 28, 1998–June 13, 2001, Location: Local History Storage

Kalamazoo Magazine

Nov. 1963–Summer 1966, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo Laundry (Our Line)

1929-1930, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo Review

Oct. 1975–Mar. 1977, Location: Local History Room

K’zoo for Women

June 1983–Jan. 1984, Location: Local History Room

Latvju Maksla (Latvian Art)

1975–1999, Location: Local History Room

M D News

Nov/Dec 1999-2008, Location: Local History Storage

Metro Times

July 1988–Sept. 1989, Location: Local History Room

Metropolitan Kalamazoo

July 1987–June 1988, Location: Local History Room

MiBiz (formerly MiBiz Southwest)

May 2006–current

MiBiz Southwest (cont’d as MiBiz)

Apr. 11, 2001–Apr. 2006, Location: Local History Room

Museography/Muse On

Fall 2001–current, Location: Local History Room

Mystic Muse

Spring 1987–Spring 1988, Location: Local History Room

New/Nueva Opinion
  • 2013-2015, Location: Local History Room
  • Nov. 8-22, 2002–2012, Location: Local History Storage
Passages North

Summer 1990–current, Location: Local History Room

Revue

Sep. 2016-Jan. 2018, Location: Local History Room

Society

Feb. 1983–Sept. 1983, Location: Local History Room

Synergy News

Spring 1981–Fall 1981, Location: Local History Room

Third Coast

2004-2008, Location: Local History Room

This Month in Kalamazoo

Oct. 1936–Jan. 1972 , Location: Local History Room

Welcome Home (cont’d as Your Home Southwest Michigan)

July 1990–1998, Spring 2000–Spring 2005, 2010- current, Location: Local History Room

West Michigan Family Magazine (formerly Crib Notes, cont’d as Great Lakes Family)

Jan./Feb. 2001, Location: Local History Room (Shelved with Great Lakes Family)

Your Home Southwest Michigan (formerly Welcome Home)

Sept. 2007–2011, Location: Local History Room


Genealogy Magazines

American Ancestors

2013-current, Location: Local History Room

American Genealogist

1982–current, Location: Local History Room

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine
  • 1914–1981, Location: Storage
  • 1982–2004, Location: Local History Storage
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine

Oct. 1939–current (missing Oct. 1940–June 1949, Sept. 1950–June 1952, Fall 1961–Summer 1962, Fall 1966–Summer 1967), Location: Local History Storage

Discovering Family History

2009–April, 2010, Location: Local History Room

Family Chronicle (cont’d as Your Genealogy Today)

Mar. 1999–Jan./Feb 2015, Location: Local History Storage

Family History (formerly Genealogical Helper, cont’d as Genealogical Helper)

2002–June 2004, Location: Local History Storage

Family Trails

Spring 1967–1982, Location: Local History Room

Genealogical Helper (cont’d as Family History, formerly Family History)
  • Mar. 1976–2001 (missing Sept. 1976, May/June 1978, Sept./Oct. 1978, Jan./Feb 1979, Sept./Oct 1983, Jan./Feb. 2001),
  • Nov. 2004–Feb. 2009 (missing July/Aug. 2006), Location: Local History Storage
Internet Genealogy

Jan. 2008–current, Location: Local History Room

Kalamazoo Valley Family Newsletter

Dec. 1971–Autumn 1984, Location: Local History Room

Michigan Heritage

Fall 1959–Summer 1973, Location: Local History Room

NGS NewsMagazine (formerly NGS Newsletter)
  • 2011-current, Location: Local History Room
  • 2000–2010, Location: Local History Storage
NGS Newsletter (cont’d as NGS NewsMagazine)

Jan. 1989–1999, Location: Local History Storage

National Genealogical Society Quarterly
  • 2011-current, Location: Local History Room
  • 1983–2010,  Location: Local History Storage
New England Ancestors (formerly Nexus)

2000–2012, Location: Local History Storage

New England Historical and Genealogical Register
  • 1847–1982, Microfilm, Location: Local History Room
  • 1982–2011, Location: Local History Storage
  • 2012-current, Location: Local History Room
Nexus (cont’d as New England Ancestors)

Feb. 1989–1999, Location: Local History Storage

Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle)

Mar./Apr. 2015–current, Location: Local History Room


Michigan Magazines

 

Chronicle: Historical Society of Michigan

Dec. 1963–Vol. 2 1993, Location: Local History Room

Chronicle & Newsletter (Historical Society of Michigan)

Spring 2002–current, Location: Local History Room

Great Lakelands (formerly Inside Michigan)

Sept. 1959–Mar. 1961, Location: Local History Room

Inland Seas
  • 2012-current, Location: Local History Room
  • 1970–1989, Spring 2000–2011, Location: Local History Storage
Inside Michigan (cont’d as Great Lakelands)

July 1951–Aug. 1959, Location: Local History Room

Inside Michigan Politics

1993-current, Location: Local History Room

Jack Pine Warbler

1948-1956 scattered issues, June–Dec. 1959, Mar.–Sept. 1961, Mar.–Sept. 1962, Mar.–June 1964, Sept. 1972, Mar.–Sept. 1976, Mar. 1977, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1974, Dec. 1989–current, Location: Local History Room

Michigan Birds and Natural History
  • 2011-current, Location: Local History Room
  • Oct. 1996–2010, Location: Local History Storage
Michigan Historical Review

Spring 1986–current, Location: Local History Room

Michigan History

July 1917–current, Location: Local History Room

Michigan History for Kids

Spring 2001–2009, Location: Local History Room

Michigan Hunting & Fishing
  • 2001-2002, Location: Local History Room
  • Feb. 1997–Nov. 2000, Location: Local History Storage
Michigan Woman

Aug. 1985–Feb. 1991, Location: Local History Room

Outstate Business

Oct. 1992–Sept. 1994, Location: Local History Room

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