Michigan Family History Societies (K-M)

This section lists associations from Kalamazoo to Marquette giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society

A number of Historical Records have been transcribed and indexed by the association, and it is possible to search for all individuals mentioned in them. 

Databases include:

  • 1884 Kalamazoo Co. Census(Partial)
  • Applications for Veterans Burial Allotment
  • Charleston Township Women Electors 1917-1936
  • City of Kalamazoo Police Deaths
  • Foreign Deaths and Marriages<>/li>
  • Kalamazoo Co. Coroner's Inquests
  • Kalamazoo Valley Heritage Bible Records
  • Non-Residential Burial Permits
  • Truesdale Funeral Home Books

They have also transcribed names of the interred in Mountain Home, Mountain Home Jewish, Riverside and Riverside Jewish Cemeteries.

In addition, they have listed Heads of Government for the City of Kalamazoo which starts in 1843.


Leelanau Historical Society

The association has a Museum located at 203 East Cedar Street, Leland, Michigan where a wide range of resources are available, which include Photographs, Letters, Government Documents, Newspapers and Manuscripts. 

It is also possible to search their on-line catalogue.


Macomb County Genealogy Group

The association was established in 1973. There are links to some Databases are on the site, which include:

  • Cemetery Master Index
  • Church, Court and Probate Records Indexes
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Macomb Co. 1930 Census Index
  • Military Index
  • Obituaries

Some Issues of their Newsletter Echoes From Our Past are available in PDF Format.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Knight, Chase and Allied Families
  • Macomb Co. Genealogy Group Heritage Cookbook
  • The Monforte Letters: Correspondence of Historical Interest 1837-1919
  • Transcription of Sterling Grove Cemetery

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Manistee County Historical Museum

There is a large Card Index in the Museum, which is organised by Surname.  These surnames were taken from Newspaper Articles, Birth and Marriage Announcements, Obituaries, Books and Cemetery Reference Information. 

A number of other resources are also available, which include City Directories, Phone Books, Old Plat Maps and a Local Newspaper Collection beginning in 1870.


Marquette County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1988.  They have a list of Marquette Co. Cemeteries and a list of Vital Records on LDS(Latter Day Saints) Microfilm on the site. 

They also have links to resources on other sites, which include Census Returns, Naturalisations and the Biographical Record of Marquette County.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of their Newsletter Lake Superior Roots
  • Cemetery Records
  • Heritage Cookbook
  • Hunting for Your Heritage: Comic Book for young Genealogists
  • In Search of Our Ancestors: a Genealogy How-To Book
  • Marquette Co. 1850 Federal Census