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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.

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.


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.


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

Walking Wednesday (Adults)

Wednesday May 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm Downtown Lansing We're teaming up with the City of Lansing and the Greater Lansing Historical Society to deliver a fascinating walking tour, beginning at the library and continuing with other buildings of historical interest in the downtown area.  Read More

Japanese-American Experience-Internment Camps of World War II (Adults)

Wednesday May 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm Stockbridge Help us mark Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with this presentation on Japanese-Americans trying to make their lives as normal as possible while imprisoned. Presented by Carlos Villegas-Castaneda, an instructor of Spanish language, literature and culture at Adrian College.   Read More

Reminisce Group--Ukulele Concert (Adults)

Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. Today: Sigh Music Studio Ukulele Concert
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Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday May 15, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources. This month: Organizing Your Genealogy

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