Local History & Genealogy
Ancestry Library For use within the library.
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Berrien County Genealogical Society
BCGS promotes interest, education, and good research practices in genealogy, as well as to gather, house and publish related materials, inclusive of original records.
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of biographies.
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Find a Grave
The World’s largest gravesite collection. Contribute, create and discover gravesites from all over the world.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG) is a free website for ship lists and passenger lists, which is useful for genealogy and family history.
Lakeshore School District Yearbooks
The library has digitized their collection of yearbooks and band scrapbooks. The yearbooks are from 1936 to 2015. The library does have most of the original yearbooks that are available for in-house use only.
History of Grand Mere
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.