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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan Facts

Kalamazoo County

When was Kalamazoo County, MI Created?
Kalamazoo County was created on October 29, 1829 from unorganized territory .

What is the County Seat of Kalamazoo County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Kalamazoo also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Kalamazoo County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Barry County, Allegan County, Calhoun County, Van Buren County, Branch County, St. Joseph County, Cass County.

Kalamazoo County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Kalamazoo County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kalamazoo County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Kalamazoo County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Kalamazoo County, MI Census Records

What Kalamazoo County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kalamazoo County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Kalamazoo Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kalamazoo Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kalamazoo Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Michigan Census Records Research Guide

Kalamazoo County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Kalamazoo County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Kalamazoo County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Kalamazoo County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Michigan courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Michigan residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Kalamazoo County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Kalamazoo County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Kalamazoo County, MI?
A list of Kalamazoo County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Kalamazoo County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Kalamazoo County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Kalamazoo County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Kalamazoo Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kalamazoo Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Kalamazoo Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kalamazoo Co. MI General and History Websites

Kalamazoo Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Kalamazoo Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kalamazoo Co. MI Military Records

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