OUR 2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE IS STILL
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
NEXT SOCIETY MEETING
MONDAY, March 27th
BOARD MEETING AT 6:00 p.m. - All members are encouraged to attend
Everyone is Welcome
PROGRAM at 7:00 p.m.
"Civil War, Dear Eleanor"
It is the story of a 1st Michigan Infantry soldier in the Civil War as told through his letters home to his sweetheart. It will
presented in first person as the soldier James Henry Wheaton.
Presented by Steve Rigoni a member of the Van Buren County Historical Society
Refreshment host for the evening is Jane Wagel
All monthly society meetings are held at the Webster Memorial Library, 200 N. Phelps St., Decatur, MI
at 7:00 p.m. unless noted. To inquire about meeting cancellations due to weather conditions contact the library
at 269-423-4771 or Joyce Beedie at 269-657-4409.
Berrien County Genealogial Society 2017 Spring Seminar
Saturday, April 15th
LDS Family History Center, 3653 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
for more information visit www.bcgensoc.com