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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

The Green Book--Driving through the Jim Crow Era (Adults)

Thursday Sep 5, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm Haslett Gilmore Car Museum presents "The Green Book," true stories about the guide that helped black Americans travel safely during the height of segregation.
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Reminisce Group--Historian Larry Martin (Adults)

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. Today: As part if his WWII In Their Own Words project, historian Larry presents "The Story of Pearl Harbor Survivor Werner Klemm." Read More

What Happened After Women Won the Right to Vote? (Adults)

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm Stockbridge Women's right to vote became a part of the Constitution in 1920, but the fight for rights was not finished. Carlos Villegas-Castaneda from Adrian College presents the history of women's movements through the 20th century.  Read More

Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources.
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Welcome to the Graveyard (Teens & Adults)

Friday Sep 27, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm Stockbridge Brenda Sullivan of the Gravestone Girls will lead a virtual tour of cemetery art, history and symbolism, from colonial burial grounds to the 21st century. Read More
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