OUR 2016 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
THERE ARE NO SOCIETY MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER,
DECEMBER, JANUARY OR MAY
There is no charge to attend a monthly meeting.
Attend as our guest.
Our membership is made up of a diverse group of people who enjoy sharing
their love of family research. We welcome anyone who has an interest in
|ABOUT OUR SOCIETY MEETINGS
February, March, April, June, July, August, September, and October
4th Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted, at 7:00 p.m.
in the Community Room of the
Van Buren District Library
Webster Memorial Library Branch
200 N. Phelps Street
Decatur, MI 49045
ABOUT THE TONI I. BENSON ROOM
OF LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
The society, in collaboration with the Van Buren District Library, maintains and
supports the historical book and manuscript collection that is located in the
at the Webster Memorial Library (address above).
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays
PAM PENDER, LIBRARIAN
AMY DRUSKOVICH, LIBRARY CLERK
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT
CATALOG OF THE VAN BUREN REGIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
CATALOG OF THE VAN BUREN DISTRICT LIBRARY
(This link leads to the Van Buren District Library website)
|****** VBRGS MEMBER BENEFITS ******
The current and past issues of the society newsletter "Van Buren Echoes" , along with a "Special Collections" section, are available to our members
and may be accessed through the MEMBERS ONLY tab. If you have forgotten your password email email@example.com .
"Special Collections" include business and farmer directories, maps, and plat maps for Cass and Van Buren Counties.
Read more about the VBRGS at BECOME A MEMBER
|BLOGSPOT FOR GENEALOGISTS
"Southwest Michigan Local History and Genealogy Blog"
sponsored by the
Van Buren District Library
This blog focuses on genealogy and local history resources,
upcoming events, case studies, frequently asked questions, new
acquisitions, collection highlights and research tips as they
pertain to the Local History Collection housed at the library. Also
included is news of a general nature, as well as of specific
interest to anyone researching in the Southwest Michigan
counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph &
CITY AND TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
MICHIGAN ONE-ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE COLLECTION
(Bess Britton Collection)
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN OBITUARY INDEX
PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION INDEX
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN CEMETERIES
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN MARRIAGE, ENGAGEMENT,
ANNIVERSARY & DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENT INDEX
MICHIGAN PLAT BOOKS
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN YEARBOOKS
RUSH LAKE POTAWATOMI CEMETERY
GRACE WEEKS PICTURE COLLECTION OF EARLY
VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN BIRTHS 1867 - 1871
VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN DEATHS 1935 - 1945
SOLDIER OBITUARY COLLECTION 1899 - 1938
Join the discussion on FACEBOOK "VBRGS SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN GENEALOGY"
VBRGS Supports VAN BUREN COUNTY MIGenWeb
BUS TRIP TO ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN FORT WAYNE, IN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
PRINT REGISTRATION FORM AND TRIP DETAILS
Open to members and non-members, as of Sept. 24th seats are still available and registrations are being accepted
NEXT SOCIETY MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 , 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is Welcome
Program: "Introduction to DNA for Genealogy"
Is DNA all Greek to YOU? Come and learn about the three major tests for genealogist. By the end of the session, you will
know how to use DNA testing to enhance your traditional genealogy research.
Guest Speaker: Sara Allan, Local History Librarian for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Refreshment host for the evening will be Margo McGuire
All monthly society meetings are held at the Webster Memorial Library, 200 N. Phelps St., Decatur, MI
at 7:00 p.m. unless noted.
Berrien County Genealogical Society Summer Seminar
Guest speaker: Shirley Gage Hodges
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
LDS Family History Center, 3653 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
for more information visit www.bcgensoc.com