Kalamazoo

Organized as a County in 1830. Name is from the Native-American word Kikalamazoo, said to mean the mirage or reflecting river.

Selected general works

Grindol, Mary Alice Benedict.
Family history research in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 1998.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 F29 1998

Durant, Samuel W.
History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. 1993.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F 572.K2 D87 1993

Fisher, David.
Compendium of history and biography of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 1906.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 C65 1906

Praus, Alexis A.
Historical markers and memorials in Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 H58 1969

Kullenberg, Roger.
Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrating 100 years, 1903-2003. 2003.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 K25 2003

Selected newspapers

Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo Gazette. 1837-2018.
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Parchment.
Parchment News. 1924-1946.
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Portage.
The Portage Herald. 1958-1968.
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Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg commercial. 1933-1970.
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Augusta.
Augusta Beacon. 1902-1952.
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Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Whipporwill Publications
Combined atlases of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1873, 1890. 1984.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   Folio G 1413.K2 C6 1984

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 B69 2005

Sauer, William C.
Illustrated atlas of Kalamazoo County, Michigan: with early and present history of Kalamazoo County. 1890.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Folio G1413.K2 S2 1890

Maley, H.C.
Atlas of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 1913.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N  Oversize G1413.K2 M3 1913

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Monteith, Ruth Marian Robbins.
Index, History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan / abstracted and typed by Ruth Robbins Monteith for Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 D87 1880, Index

Regional History Collections Western Michigan University.
Index to compendium of history and biography of Kalamazoo County, Mich., David Fisher and Frank Little. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 C65 1906, Index

Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society and The Kalamazoo Public Library.
Index to the United States census of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1860, 1870, 1880, and the veterans rolls for 1890 / compiled by members of the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society and the staff of the Kalamazoo Public Library Reference Division. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.K2 U55 1999

Pierce, Ardis, J.
Foreign deaths index, 1931-2002, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 2004.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F574.K1 P54 2004

Pierce, Ardis, J.
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society gemstones: a sampling of research material available in the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society collections located in the Regional History Collections at Western Michigan University. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   Z1297.P54 2002

Selected government publications

Michigan Department of Economic Expansion.
Industry supplement. Kalamazoo County data sheet: business establishments, 1962, by industry division and comparison with 1959. 1964.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC105.M5 K35 1964

Niemeck, Gary P.
Community profile: Kalamazoo. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.K35 C66 1986

Brian J. Bowling.
Community profile: Portage. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.P67 C66 1986

United States. Office of Economic Opportunity. Information Center.
Community profile, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 1967.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S       PrEx 10.9/5: K 12

Kalamazoo County (Mich.). Board of Supervisors.
Annual report of the Board of Supervisors, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. 1955.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   JS3.M52 K2

Updated 11/28/2018