P.O. Box 879
Marshall, MI 49068


Our 28th Year of Serving the Genealogical Community of Calhoun County

CCGS Home Page History of CCGS Index to Generations
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09-12-12016 - Took aff link for publictations

  09-12-2016 - Added Revised Membership Information

09-12-2016 - Added 2016-2017 Schedule

09-12-1026 - Added New Membership form

We meet at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), 16036 Old 27 North, Marshall, MI., Unless other wise noted.

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.

CCGS is now participating in the Amazon Smile program

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If you or anyone you know orders anything from amazon.com you can help Calhoun County Genealogical Society at the same time.  The Amazon Smile program is offered to nonprofit organizations at no cost to the society or those using Amazon.  Selecting Calhoun County Genealogical Society, Marshall Michigan as your organization insures that we will receive a portion of your purchase for our use.

To participate, log in to AmazonSmile.com rather than Amazon.com.  The same products and prices are on AmazonSmile, no changes there.  The first time you log-in, you will need to choose Calhoun County Genealogical Society, Marshall, MI as the non-profit you want to benefit.  Once you have done this a portion of all qualifying purchases will be donated to CCGS.  Just make sure you use the AmazonSmile.com and not Amazon.com when shopping.  Please help us and spread the word.  Thank you.


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 Brenda Leyndyke

Please note:  The Calhoun County Genealogical Society currently does not have a staff able to answer specific queries about your family.  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 person, or $23 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 person, or $20 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

Two Free Queries a year, published in Generations newsletter.

One Free 30-45 minute consultation with an experienced researcher to help you with your research or any questions you may have. Please email MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com to schedule.

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

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 Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Inclement Weather Policy-If Marshall Public Schools are closed the day of the CCGS meeting, the CCGS meeting will be cancelled.
Clink on link to see flyer about meeting.

Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), 16036 Old 27 North, Marshall, MI. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December, July, August.) All meetings are free and open to the public.

September 27-Township Records- An Untapped Source. Local expert Shirley Hodges will show attendees how to use township records in your research.

October 25-Vital Records of England and Wales. Get in touch with your ‘across the pond’ ancestry. Speaker Jeff Mason will provide tips, tricks, and resources for finding your England and Wales ancestors.

November 22-Polish Genealogy-Explore your polish roots and learn sources that will help you.

January 24-Researching Your New England Roots. Board President Brenda Leyndyke will share tips for researching your roots in the six New England states, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

February 28-Meet at Battle Creek Books, 51 Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, to learn how local history, ethnic, oral history books and more will enhance your family history research.

March 28-Getting Around the Brick-wall. Local genealogist, James Jackson, will provide tips and tricks for breaking down the brick-walls in your research.

April 25-Society Showcase. Area historical and genealogical societies will present ideas for local research. Learn what is available from their collections to further your research.

May 23-Meet at The Gardner House Museum, 509 S. Superior St., Albion, to tour this National Register of Historical Places museum and learn about the history of Albion.

June 27-Yankees in Michigan. WMU professor, Brian C. Wilson, will discuss the Yankee, meaning those migrating from New England areas, impact on Michigan, including migration patterns, early settlement, and more.


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For more information, please contact our president, Brenda Leyndyke at MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com.


Current CCGS Bylaws adopted 9/25/2012

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