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MyHeritage LIBRARY EDITION is available for free to Fennville District Library card holders. The Library Edition of can be accessed by clicking the MeL link from our website. From there select “Fennville District Library” from the drop down menu, type in your name (last name ((comma)) first name), your valid library card number, and then your PIN number (the last 4 digits of your phone number). Once you have signed in, you will have access to a database of family history and genealogy resources, including more than 6 billion historic records and 2 billion family trees. Here are just some of the resources available:
  • Census & Voter Lists
  • Family Trees
  • Birth, Marriage & Death
  • Birth Records
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries
  • Photos
  • Military
  • Draft, Enlistment & Service
  • Pension Records
  • Military Documents
  • Immigration & Travel
  • Passenger Lists
  • Citizenship, Passport and Naturalization
  • Newspapers
  • Books & Publications
  • Public Records
  • Schools & Universities
  • Government, Land, Court & Wills


Ancestry Library Edition is available for use at the Fennville District Library. Search multiple databases including:
  • US Federal Census, 1790-1930
    Complete images, many ever-name census indexes
  • UK Census Collection, 1861-1901
    Census data and images
  • US Immigration Collection
    Ships’ logs and passenger indexes, linked to images of original
  • Vital Records Index
    Birth, marriage and death records
  • Military Collection
    WWI draft registration cards - 98% of males under 46 in 1917-18
  • Comprehensive Reference Collection
    Search major genealogy reference books; browse over 700 historic and modern maps


As part of the Michigan History Center, Michiganology’s mission is to foster curiosity, enjoyment, and inspiration rooted in Michigan’s stories​. ​ began as 10 years ago when the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan partnered to deliver more than 1 million records online. Now, more than 10 million records ​are available online along with ​interesting educational materials and countless stories chronicling the everyday lives of Michiganders.

Fennville District Library
400 West Main Street
PO Box 1130
Fennville, MI 49408

P: 269-561-5050
F: 269-561-5251

Mon - Thur: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 2 - 4pm

WiFi is available from
outside the building 24/7.
Look for fdlguest and log on.
No password required.

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