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Welcome!! These web pages are designed to act as a clearinghouse for genealogical and historical information related to Kalamazoo County, Michigan. My name is Robin and I will be your host.

Visitors can read and post queries, family obituaries, and bios, as well as view lists of reference sources. Some source materials are available directly through these pages.
Links to existing family genealogies and/or other related information is planned as well.

If you would like to add your county to the MIGenWeb Project , please contact the State Coordinator.

If you would like to contribute information to these pages or know of other appropriate links, please contact the County Coordinator
GENEALOGY RESEARCHERS:  I am sorry but I am unable to provide further information about specific individuals or families you maybe researching, other than what is in the context of this website,  as I am not a resident of Kalamazoo County.    Thank You.
EMAIL ME ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE ADDED TO THE SITE. REMEMBER Photos of Individuals should be 50 years or older and no copyright documents or photos unless you have permission and i have to see the email giving you permission.



This site is up for adoption. If you have an interest in adopting the County, please email me. .



What and Where is Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County is located in SW Michigan.  Kalamazoo is the name of the county, largest city, and main river. 
It was organized in 1830 from St. Joseph County - see the History pages.


Kalamazoo County is named for the river that runs through it, the Native American form of which was probably "Ke-Ken-a-ma-zoo." 
A widely used translation is "boiling water" .  Among other possible translations are "otter tail" and "reflected river"

County seat: City of Kalamazoo                    Population: 238,603 (2000)

Area: square miles                                          Townships: 15

Villages: 4                                                       Cities: 4


Neighboring County USGenWeb Sites:

Allegan County Calhoun County
Barry County Cass County
Branch County St. Joseph County
Van Buren County

Kalamazoo Co. Mailing List
Kalamazoo County Message Boards
  Rootsweb Message Boards
Kalamazoo Only
Michigan Only
Michigan Cemeteries
Obituaries #1
 (#1 is read only board closed for new post)
Obituaries #2

Search Engines

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Search this site with FreeFind

Michigan USGenWeb Archives Project Search
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Kalamazoo County Index

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 Famous Statements About Kalamazoo


 Michigan Archives
USGW Archives

Augusta Village Directory with Occupations

Augusta Directory 1883
Augusta Postmasters


Kalamazoo County Births

Celery Cultivation

History Of Celery Cultivation
George Taylor's Recollections -
the man who started celery cultivation in Kalamazoo
Celery Flats Interpretive Center
Celery Farming Image Gallery
Celery Growers and Shippers in Kalamazoo


Cemetery Index
Cemetery Diagrams
Kalamazoo County Cemetery Index - Off site link

Cemetery Maps
Michigan Cemetery Sources
Michigan Tombstone Project

The Political Graveyard - Kalamazoo Co.
V. A. Nationwide Gravesite Locator


African Americans In The 1860 Census - . By Township-  File is in pdf format
1850 Kalamazoo Census Images

1930 Census Images Partial - Reel 997-(pgs 282 - 1090).  Reel 998, (On Free.. In pdf format
USGenWeb Census Project 
USGenWeb Archives Census Images


Kalamazoo County Deaths -  (Alamo Twp Deaths Included)
Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System 1867 - 1884
Social Security Death Index

Family Webpages

Family Webpages

Funeral Homes

Kalamazoo Co. Funeral Homes


1876 County History from Pioneer Society Reports
1980 Tornado
A Glimpse of Early Kalamazoo
Centennial History and Pageant Program
Chronology of Township, Village and City Formation
County History Pages
County Poor Farm
The Dutch in Kalamazoo
History Pages Index and Links to Histories
Historical Markers Index
Indians in Kalamazoo - Early Letters

Kalamazoo Year by Year 1824 - 1939
Railroads, Interubans, and Transit History
Reminiscences of Kalamazoo, 1832 -1833 by Jesse Turner
Schoolcraft MI History
Vicksburg MI History Site

Immigration & Naturalizations

Michigan Naturalization Records Index

USGenWeb Immigration & Naturalization Project


Kalamazoo County Public Library
Library of Michigan
Michigan Electronic Library

Links & Resources

Death & Marriage Lookup
Kalamazoo & Michigan

Kalamazoo County Vital Records
Michigan Family History Network - Kalamazoo Co. specific
Michigan Vital Records


How To Read A Land Description
1919 Alamo Twp Plat Book

Portage Plats
Downtown Points Of Interest


Kalamazoo Co. Marriages
Dibean Marriage Index by county


Military - Pages on the site & Off site links


Newspaper Articles


Kalamazoo Obituaries
Kalamazoo County Public Library Obit Look Up
Pioneer Society Obituaries
SW MI Obituary Index
USGenWeb A-J
USGenWeb M-Z
USGenWeb Obituary Project

Place Names

Place Names for Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo and VanBuren Counties


1904 MI Bus. Inst. Kalamazoo View Book
1909 GAR Encampment and Kalamazoo View Book
1914 Kalamazoo Police Souvenir View Book
Family & County Pictures
Kalamazoo County Fair

Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo Theater views
Kalamazoo views pages
Milham Park
Photos Index Photos that have been submitted

Portage Bicentennial Park

Famous statements about Kalamazoo:

"In the whole wide world there is only one Kalamazoo." 

   Willis Dunbar, Kalamazoo and Michigan Historian.

"Yes, Kalamazoo is a spot on the map...Listen with your ears on a Saturday night in Kalamazoo.  And say to yourself: I hear America..."

Carl Sandburg, The Sins of Kalamazoo


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© 2007-2008 & 2017 Jan Cortez
© 2008-2009 Bev Edwards
2009-2016 Robin Ellis
2017 Jan Cortez

This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated
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The information on these pages is meant for personal genealogical
research only and is not for commercial use of any type.