|MISSION OF THE VAN BUREN REGIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
* to promote the study of genealogy and local history
* to provide opportunities for instruction in effective research methods
* to encourage the collection, compilation and preservation of family/local history records
* to work in cooperation with others who are researching in the region of southwest Michigan, in the counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo,
and Van Buren
* to provide the support necessary to maintain the organization and its holdings
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The meetings of the VBRGS are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m at the Webster Memorial Library. They feature speakers that
share ideas and information beneficial to researchers. Many times an extra research mini class is added to the evening event. Audience
participation is always encouraged and a social time is included so that members and guests can meet, greet and share. A short business
meeting is included to update members on current events and new developments in the genealogy community. Guests are welcome to attend
and become familiar with the VBRGS, with the hope that they will join the society.
The VBRGS publishes a quarterly publication called the "Van Buren ECHOES". It features queries, pedigree charts, gleanings from regional
sources, special interest item columns, internet news, anecdotes, book reviews, and publication notices.
Access to a Members Only Section of this website
This section gives members access to all past issues of the "Van Buren ECHOES" and unique local area maps.
Queries are accepted from members free of charge and are included in the "ECHOES".
You contribute to the preservation of history and share it with others
As a member of the VBRGS, your dues financially support the mission of the society. Money is used to purchase and preserve original documents;
purchase vital records, books, microfilm, etc.; bring in speakers for meetings and special events; print and mail the ECHOES; and maintain this
Would like to know more about how you can share your time and talents to the society?
TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW A MEMBERSHIP
NEW MEMBER and RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP FORM
Membership year is June 1st to May 31st
NEW MEMBERSHIPS RECEIVED BETWEEN MARCH 1st AND MAY 31st ARE CREDITED FOR THE NEXT SOCIETY YEAR
Mail a check or money order made out to the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society in the amount of the membership you desire with the
appropriate membership or renewal membership form to:
Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 143
Decatur, MI 49045
LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP
Family - $20.00 (one or two people living at the same address)
Life - $250.00
Additional donations are graciously accepted and greatly appreciated.
Donations are greatly appreciated and will be used for the preservation of genealogical and historical material.
A donation may be made for a special project, purpose or as a memorial.
For more information about the society:
e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Beedie, President
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