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.


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

Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday Dec 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources. This month: Family Holiday Traditions

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Reminisce Group (Adults)

Tuesday Jan 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. Today: Lansing State Journal Memories (DVD)
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Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday Jan 16, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources. This month: Using the New MyHeritage Library Edition at CADL

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The ABCs of DNA & Genealogy (Adults)

Sunday Jan 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm Williamston What can DNA testing tell you and what does it all mean? DNA testing can be a powerful tool in your genealogy toolkit. Get a beginner's overview on tests, testing companies, and how you can use the results. 
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Reminisce Group (Adults)

Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Aurelius Our group meets monthly for reminiscing, fellowship and refreshments. Today: Michigan's Passenger Pigeons, presented by Al and Dave Eicher
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