Genealogy

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Genealogy database with census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

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Capital Area District Library's Local History Online digital collections. Contains photographs, vintage postcards, school yearbooks, documents, and more.

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Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.


Request a Lansing-Area Obituary

To request an obituary for the greater Lansing area, please read and complete this form, and mail it to Capital Area District Libraries with your payment. Staff will conduct a search and contact you with any results.


Other Resources

Cyndi’s List

A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island On-line

Access to immigration records from Ellis Island New York.

Family Search

Access to the genealogical resources gathered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Library of Michigan Genealogy Resources

Information about the Library of Michigan's extensive genealogy resources.

Michigan County Histories and Atlases

Searchable county histories and atlases published before 1923.

Rootsweb

A free genealogy community to help people research their family history.

Sanborn Map Collection

A searchable digital archive of pre 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps brought to you by the Library of Congress.

USGenWeb

Genealogy websites in every county and every state of the United States.

Additional Genealogy Resources

These additional resources are recommended by CADL staff.

Events for History Buffs

Native American History Presentation (Adults)

Saturday Nov 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm Williamston We've invited writer, speaker and history expert Heather Bruegl to spotlight important topics at several CADL branches throughout the month of November. Todays' topic: She's Gone Missing--Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Read More

Reminisce Group--Historian Heather Bruegl (Adults)

Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. Today: Heather Bruegl is a writer, speaker and expert in Native American history. Her presentation is titled "Native American Tribes of the Aurelius Area." Read More

Native American History Presentation (Adults)

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm Downtown Lansing We've invited writer, speaker and history expert Heather Bruegl to spotlight important topics at several CADL branches throughout the month of November. Todays' topic: The Power of Native Women Read More

*Native American History Presentation (Adults)

Thursday Nov 14, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm Mason We've invited writer, speaker and history expert Heather Bruegl to spotlight important topics at several CADL branches throughout the month of November. Todays' topic: TA History of Native Americans and Boarding Schools Read More

Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday Nov 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources.
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