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Genealogy at KPL

Explore Your Roots at the Library

Genealogists know that no single resource has everything they need to trace their lineage. It can take thousands of individual records, documents, articles, etc. to get a full picture of just one branch of a family.

Kalamazoo Public Library provides a wealth of resources to aid your research. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or your search is just getting started, the library is here to help with a wide variety of staff-selected resources.

DNA Genealogy Books

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Gain free access to subscription databases like America’s Genealogy Bank, Ancestry Library, and MyHeritage.

Magazines and Newsletters

Keep up on the latest trends through publications like American Genealogist, and Internet Genealogy.

Online Resources

Easy online access to local and regional newspapers, historical publications, video, books, catalogs, photos and more.

Genealogy Books

Explore the library’s extensive catalog of books about genealogy.


Our staff of experts recommend the best online resources for your research needs. Access census and vital records, DNA research, ethnic and nationality based resources, local, regional, state and more.

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