Other LH Resources

A variety of useful and interesting local history resources and links are located on this page. All of these materials are also part of our Local History Online database. You can find them by following links in the categories below, or by keyword searching in the database.


Digitized Books and Publications

Selected full-text, keyword-searchable digitized books and publications on a wide range of local history topics. Click the arrow to expand each subject area and link to relevant resources.

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Jerry Lawler History Research Materials

Lawler Capitol Dome color.jpgJerry Lawler, a long-time employee in the Michigan State Capitol and a dedicated history researcher, compiled historical timelines and files on many topics relevant to local history research. The originals were saved on now-obsolete computer systems, and require extensive conversion and clean-up. As each new set of files is complete, we will be posting them here.

At left is a photograph of Jerry Lawler and an unidentified colleague, on top of the Michigan state capitol dome.



Find us on Social Media

Forest Parke Library & Archives is on Facebook (@CADL Local History), Twitter (@CADL_LocalHist), and Instagram (@cadl.localhistory). We also have a Local History video playlist on the CADL YouTube channel. Follow us!


Contact Us

For local history inquiries contact the Forest Parke Library & Archives at:

517-367-6313 or localhistory@cadl.org


Upcoming History Events

Family History Series - Genealogy 101: Getting Started (Adults)

Saturday Mar 9, 2024 10:30am - 11:30am Downtown Lansing In this beginner-level class, Genealogist Ginger Ogilvie will present genealogical best practices and step-by-step strategies for family history research. Learn more about valuable sources of information for better understanding your roots. Whether you are new to genealogy or looking to dive back in, this is the place to start! Read More

Family History Series - Genealogy Societies 101 Live Panel (Adults)

Saturday Mar 9, 2024 11:45am - 12:45pm Downtown Lansing Join us for a special live panel discussion to discover the multitude of ways our region's local genealogy societies can help your genealogical research, provide ongoing learning sessions, and give opportunities to get involved. Representatives from the Ingham County Genealogical Society (ICGS), Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society and Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society will be participating. Read More
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