The Minter VanOrman Room at the Carnegie Branch houses the library's Genealogy and Jackson Local History collections. The materials in these collections are available to the public during normal Carnegie Branch hours.

All materials in the Minter VanOrman Room are restricted to library use only. Staff members and volunteers are happy to assist the public as time permits.

Inquiries are accepted in person, by telephone (517-788-4087), in writing, or by E-mail.

Research questions from outside Jackson County Michigan must be sent in writing or by E-mail.

Use our contact page to email us or send Inquiries to:

Reference Department
Jackson District Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

JDL has 2 genealogy database subscriptions for your use:

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