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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/index.htm Kalamazoo County Courthouse]<br>201 W Kalamazoo Ave.<br>Kalamazoo, MI 49007<br>Phone: (269) 383-8840<br>
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[http://www.kalcounty.com/clerk/index.htm Kalamazoo County Courthouse]<br>201 W Kalamazoo Ave.<br>Kalamazoo, MI 49007<br>Phone: (269) 383-8840<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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some partial transcriptions are available at Rootsweb:&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikccem/burialbycemetery.htm www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikccem/burialbycemetery.htm]&nbsp; Burials (through 2006) at Riverside Cemetery are available at this site as a PDF.
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some partial transcriptions are available at Rootsweb:&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikccem/burialbycemetery.htm www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikccem/burialbycemetery.htm]&nbsp; Burials (through 2006) at Riverside Cemetery are available at this site as a PDF.  
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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Kalamazoo Gazette.&nbsp; The Kalamazoo Public Library is indexing the newspaper which is searchable online through their website:&nbsp; [http://www.kpl.gov www.kpl.gov]&nbsp; The continually updated index can be searched by going to Research-&gt; Genealogy -&gt; Local Information Databases -&gt; Search Local Newspapers (select "subject" from the drop down box).&nbsp; Obituaries are available for a small fee.
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Kalamazoo Gazette.&nbsp; The Kalamazoo Public Library is indexing the newspaper which is searchable online through their website:&nbsp; [http://www.kpl.gov www.kpl.gov]&nbsp; The continually updated index can be searched by going to Research-&gt; Genealogy -&gt; Local Information Databases -&gt; Search Local Newspapers (select "subject" from the drop down box).&nbsp; Obituaries are available for a small fee.  
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Kalamazoo Michigan Family History Center]]
 
*[[Kalamazoo Michigan Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Www.mikvgs.org|Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society]]
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

Revision as of 00:10, 16 September 2011

Template:Michigan-stub United States  > Michigan > Kalamazoo County

County Courthouse

Kalamazoo County Courthouse
201 W Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 383-8840

History

Parent County

1829--Kalamazoo County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory.  It was attached to St. Joseph County prior to organization 1 October 1830. County seat: Kalamazoo [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

some partial transcriptions are available at Rootsweb:  www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikccem/burialbycemetery.htm  Burials (through 2006) at Riverside Cemetery are available at this site as a PDF.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Kalamazoo County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Kalamazoo County.

- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies F, H, and Unassigned
- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies D, I, and K

Newspapers

Kalamazoo Gazette.  The Kalamazoo Public Library is indexing the newspaper which is searchable online through their website:  www.kpl.gov  The continually updated index can be searched by going to Research-> Genealogy -> Local Information Databases -> Search Local Newspapers (select "subject" from the drop down box).  Obituaries are available for a small fee.

Obituaries

Southwest Michigan Obituary Index from the earliest date to 2000.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch Record Search. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch Record Search.  Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897-- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch Record Search.   Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Genealogical Socities

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).