Genealogical Proof of Standard

The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) was created by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. It’s used to create sound, credible genealogical proof statements, and gives genealogists a standard to measure conclusions against.


F.J.Skidmore & Son

Two distinctly-different men, a father and son, follow their own visions of the American dream and significantly change the course of Battle Creek, Michigan ... building hundreds of homes, businesses, churches, museums, hospitals, and other landmarks in the area.


Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division.


Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works, LLC is an Internet company formed to create a historic digital map database of North America and the world. Drawing on the largest physical collection of American property atlases of its type, it is our aim to be the single best online destination for map enthusiasts and researchers alike.


Seeking Michigan

Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.


American Ancestors

Access more than 110 million names and resources for the New England and New York areas. The website includes Bible, cemetery, probate, military, and vital records. Information is provided by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the oldest and most respected genealogical organization in the country.


Ancestry Library Edition (on-site only)

The website includes U.S. Census information before 1930; historic newspapers; vital, military, and immigration records. One of the most comprehensive resources for genealogy research.

Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds

Find out how to obtain vital records from Calhoun County. The website includes searchable marriage certificates (from 1941), death certificates (from 1967), and Land Record Index (from 1980). Records may be obtained from either the Marshall or Battle Creek offices.

Cyndi's List

One of the largest collections of genealogy links on the web.

Family Search

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.


Find a Grave

Search for the gravesite of an individual or add information you have.


Family History Forms

From Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas, this page as six downloadable family tree charts, plus blank census forms.


National Graves Registration Database

Search for Civil War veteran gravesites. The database is maintained by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, but includes both Union and Confederate soldier gravesites.