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Genealogy Databases

In-library use only is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 493 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 11,800+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.

Categories: Genealogy; General Reference; Magazines, Journals, and Newspaper Articles

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Heritage Quest Online

Remote Access

Categories: Genealogy

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Fold3 Library Edition

Remote Access

Categories: Genealogy

Local Information Database

Kalamazoo Public Library maintains a wealth of current and historical information about area citizens, organizations, businesses, buildings, events, plus local, area, and state news (with a local angle).

Local Information Database

Categories: Genealogy

MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage is the leading destination to discover, share and preserve your family history. Trusted by millions of families, its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. MyHeritage empowers families with an easy way to share their story, past and present, and treasure it for generations to come.


Remote Access

Categories: Genealogy

Kalamazoo Gazette Collection

Search Kalamazoo and Michigan history with The Kalamazoo Gazette Collection. Coverage from 1837 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Kalamazoo Gazette with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Kalamazoo Gazette Collection

Categories: Genealogy; Magazines, Journals, and Newspaper Articles

Ancestry Library

Ancestry allows family researchers to search through a database comprised of an array of public records. Provided via ProQuest, includes Census Records, Passenger Lists, etc. Available in-library only.

Ancestry Library (in-library)

Categories: Genealogy

American - New England

In-library use only

If you’re doing genealogical research on ancestors from New England, this is a key resource. In Central Library only.

American Ancestors

Categories: Genealogy

Heritage Hub (Formerly America's Genealogy Bank)

Find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc.

Heritage Hub

Remote Access

Categories: Genealogy

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