Interested in learning more about Calhoun County, the historic town of Marshall, or your family’s history? The library is a great place to start your search and here at the Marshall District Library we offer a wealth of local history and genealogy resources. Some of our materials include:
- Marshall newspapers from 1838 to 2019, available on microfilm. Recent newspapers available in print. All papers are now digitized and searchable through our online newspaper database.
- Some marriage (1836-1915) and death (1867-1933) records for Calhoun County.
- Free access to Ancestry, Library Edition (temporarily available at home with password).
- Our Local History Archive contains scans of items like Marshall High School yearbooks, city directories, and church records. Check back regularly for new additions!
- An extensive collection of area family histories.
- The Michigan Pioneer Collection.
- Select church records, available on microfilm.
- Calhoun County atlases from 1873 to 1916.
- City directories and cross-county indexes from 1885 to present (incomplete sets, please call us if you are looking for a certain year).
- High school yearbooks from 1899 to present.
- Cemetery record indexes for most Marshall-area cemeteries.
- Current city budget reports and city ordinances, as well as other Marshall reports and documents.
- Sanborn fire insurance maps, from 1888, available on microfilm.
- The Homer Index, 1874-1903 (incomplete collection) available on microfilm.
To ask a question or schedule an in-person meeting for assistance using our microfilm machine or databases, please contact our local history and genealogy librarian:
269-781-7821 ext. 23