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Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | April 15th| 5 pm | Central Library/Board Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

Genealogy Databases

(most require KPL library card)


American Ancestors.org

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

Ancestry Library

Includes Access to Ancestry.com for Fee Databases Powered by Ancestry.com, allows family researchers access to search through a database comprised of an array of public records. Provided via ProQuest, includes Census Records, Passenger Lists, etc.  In library use only.

Biography in Context (Home Access)

Biographical information of contemporary & historical figures.

Fold3 Library Edition (Home Access)

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

Heritage Hub (Home Access)

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. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.

Heritage Quest Online (Home Access)

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.

Kalamazoo Public Library Local Information Databases

Access to index of the Kalamazoo Gazette and local magazines, library photograph collection and Local History Room materials.

MyHeritage Library Edition (Home Access)

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.

Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com 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.

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