Other LH Resources

A variety of useful and interesting local history resources and links are located on this page.


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.



Jerry Lawler History Research Materials

Jerry 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.



Find us on Social Media

Forest Parke Library & Archives is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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

Genealogy Workshop with the Leslie Historical Society (Adults)

Wednesday Jan 4, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm Leslie Local Historical Expert, Tia Howery, will show you how to get started researching your family history in this comprehensive two-part workshop. The first workshop is Wednesday, Jan. 4 and the second workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 4.  Read More

Word History Mysteries (Ages 10 & up)

Thursday Jan 12, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm South Lansing Have you ever wondered where words come from? Here is your chance to be a word detective and uncover interesting facts about words as you complete your own word history scavenger hunt.  Read More
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