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Dead Relatives

Dead Relatives

Come join us to do research. This is an informal study/research group that meets at the library. The library supplies computers (but you can bring your own laptop) and a staff member, along with access to the subscription databases. Doing research in a group lets us share our brick walls and the thrill of breaking down our brick walls. Come join in with the camaraderie of doing family history together.

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access. In-library use only.
Fold3 Fold3 Historical Military Records
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. Subscription from ProQuest. Lansing Public Library Card required for access.
newspaper archive Newspaper Archive, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. is adding newspaper pages faster than you can search them - with one newspaper page added every second - that's over 80,000 images a day, or about 2.5 million pages per month! NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.

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Research Your Family Tree With Our Genealogy Resources!

Family Tree Maker 2009 Family Tree Maker
Available in the library on the public computers. (Upper 1-14)
In library use only.
Bring a flash drive to save your family tree.



Chicago Area Websites

Illinois Websites

National Websites

Government Records: Genealogy and Vital Records