Genealogy

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

Remote access to this resource is temporarily allowed due to COVID-19 and public health concerns. You may access this resource from home with your library card. Library users are not able to set up a username and password; the service works the same as in-library.

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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

Filipinos--Hispanic Culture in Asia (Adults)

Wednesday May 6, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm Stockbridge
Filipino people share culture with Hispanic communities in the U.S. Carlos Villegas-Castaneda from Adrian College will be here during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to explain the connection between these communities.    
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Family History Connections (Adults)

Wednesday May 20, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm Leslie Come in for monthly discussion of family history stories, research and genealogy resources. Today: Genealogical Resources Off the Beaten Path 

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