In honor of Southwest Michigan Military personnel
Participation may consist of any service, of any length, for the United States or any foreign country, including training.
The participant must have resided in southwest Michigan at some time during his/her lifetime.
Goal of this registry project
The goal of the Military Registry project is to provide a central collection of information on southwest Michigan's servicemen
Society collection in the Local History Department of the Webster Memorial Library Branch of the Van Buren District
Library, Decatur, Michigan. Entries will be indexed in a project database.
Registration is free and may be done by anyone who can provide proof of service for a participant living or deceased.
Such proof of service must accompany the registration and may consist of a newspaper item, obituary, service papers,
pension papers, photo of tombstone with military reference, cemetery records, unit histories and rosters, military
organization records (such as American Legion, GAR, etc.), or any other printed documentation describing service.
Registration forms should be filled out as completely and accurately as possible. Submission of supplemental personal
and family information is encouraged. Such items may include family group sheets, pedigree charts, photos, obituaries,
vital records, bible records, etc.
PRINT MILITARY REGISTRY REGISTRATION FORM
Completed registrations with proof of service and supplemental information should be mailed to:
Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
Military Registry Project
P.O. Box 143
Decatur, MI 49045
All submissions become property of the VBRGS and become a part of the military remembrance project.
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN MILITARY REGISTER DATABASE
(The registry database may only be accessed "FREE " by clicking on the Ancestry logo above.)