Calhoun Co. Gen. Soc.
Vital & Other Records


Membership Form Index to Generations History Pioneer Certificate Publications

P.O. Box 879
Marshall, MI 49068

Generations is the outstanding newsletter published by the Calhoun County Genealogical Society. It is published six times per year, and is one of the membership benefits.

An every name index for newsletters published between 1988 and 1995 is available on line.  Plans are underway to update this index in the near future. Newly added to this website are images for nearly every issue published between 1988 and 2008.


The Calhoun County Genealogical Society was established in 1988 with four specific goals in mind:

  • To gather and preserve information of genealogical value

  • To encourage the deposit of such information in suitable depositories

  • To aid genealogists in the study of family history through the exchange of knowledge

  • To publish and promote Calhoun county and other genealogical materials

CCGS Information: Contact Alex VanZanten

Please note:  The Calhoun County Genealogical Society currently does not have a staff able to answer specific queries about your family.  However, we invite you to post your queries on the Rootsweb Query Boards.  Additionally, make sure you search all the areas of this web site, and keep checking back as more data will be added.


Membership information:

The membership year runs from September 1 through August 31st, but memberships are accepted at any time during the year. The cost is $18 per family when receiving Generations newsletter by postal mail.  Save money by choosing to receive Generations newsletter electronically via email in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format; membership is $15 per family.  Memberships received between May 30th and September 1st are valid through the following August 31st.

Benefits include:

  • Subscription to Generations the newsletter of the Calhoun County Genealogical Society, published bimonthly
  • 10% savings on Society publications
  • 10% savings on Society outings and events
  • Monthly free meetings (no meetings July, August, December)
  • Membership card (please specifically request this)
  • Networking with other genealogists

Click here for membership application


  Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), 16036 Old 27 North, Marshall, MI (269) 781-7440. Click on the link for a map and driving directions. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December, July and August).

March 25, 2014-7 p.m.-Making the Most out of Family Tree.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an online place to share your family tree, connect with other researchers and ‘cousins’ and see their sources, stories and photos?  Family Search Family Tree is one such place.  Come and learn more about family trees, what it is, how to use them and how it can enhance your research.

April 22, 2014-7 p.m.  What is in your Genealogist’s Research Bag? Spring is Here!  It is time to be thinking about and planning your research jaunts now that the weather is better.  Join our panel of experts as they explain what is in their research gadget bag?  If your research travels take you to a cemetery, library, archives, or on a genealogical road trip you won’t want to miss this program that will show you what you need for a successful and fun time.

May 27, 2014-7 p.m.  Publishing Your Family History.  Have you spent hours researching your family and want to share it with others, but aren't sure of the best way to do this?  Join us as Jim Jackson shows us easy tips and techniques for publishing a lasting legacy of your genealogical research.

June 24, 2014-7 p.m.  Honoring Our Ancestors at Family Reunions.  Summertime is Family Reunion Time.  Are you looking for a new way to honor your ancestors at your next family reunion?  Anita Stuever will share her ideas, including a family history scavenger hunt, at our meeting.  Join us to learn

Visitors and guests are welcome.

For more information, please contact our president, Alex VanZanten at 269-979-4393.


Sign up!  Join the CCGS e-mail list to stay current on activities of the Society, and to receive meeting reminders.  Send a message with "Subscribe" in the subject line to: calhouncountygs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


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