OBITUARY, MARRIAGE, ENGAGEMENT, ANNIVERSARY & DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                                                     BE A CONTRIBUTOR TO THIS COLLECTION

VBRGS invites submissions to these Southwest Michigan Indexes.  Contributions should include name of the publication from which the item was
printed and the date of the publication, if possible.  Items from any time period are accepted, even without issue dates, as long as they pertain to
Southwest Michigan.  
Would you like to volunteer and be an ongoing contributor to this collection by adopting a newspaper?

                       Contact the Local History Department, by email lochist@vbdl.org  or call 269-423-4771, for more information.
How do I get a copy of an item from one of these indexes:
Visit the Local History Department
 and use a library computer to search the database, view the item and print it for copy fee of $.15 per page.
                                                                                                   Van Buren District Library
                                                                                                   Webster Memorial Library
                                                                                                          200 N. Phelps St.
                                                                                                               Decatur, MI
                                                                                   
LOCAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT HOURS

How to order a copy of an item from one of these indexes:
Search the updated Southwest Michigan Obituary Index or the Marriage, Engagement, Anniversary & Divorce Annoucements Index in the FREE
Ancestry.com Member and Institutional Collections beta site (an Ancestry subscription is not required) at:

                                                                  SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN OBITUARY INDEX DATABASE    
                                      
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN MARRIAGE, ENGAGEMENT, ANNIVERSARY & DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENTS INDEX DATABASE
                                                       (These databases may only be accessed for FREE using the above links.)
             

                  
                   These indexes provide the first and last name, the issue date of the publication, and a code representing the source.
                                                                  A list of the codes and their source explanation is listed below.  
                                 
Include all of this information, or as much as is provided, with your request (by mail or Pay Pal).
By Mail:
The retrieval charge for each item requested is $4.00.  
You may enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (for hard copy requests) and a check or money order made out to the Van Buren Regional
Genealogical Society or a digital copy will be sent when an email address is provided.

                                                                                    Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
                                                                                                               P.O. Box 143
                                                                                                         Decatur, MI  49045
Use Pay Pal:  
When ordering remember to add the item details, "Name of person, source code and date, page number" below  the shipping  information.


                            


                        


















                              





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                                                                              SOURCE CODES
      Codes distinguish the source of the obiturary, marriage, engagement, anniversary or divorce announcement.
                        
































                 Requests are handled by volunteers and will be mailed as soon as possible
NUMBER OF ITEMS
REQUESTED
PRICE
 
 
1
$4.00
 
2
$8.00
 
3
$12.00
 
4
$16.00
 
5
$20.00
 
6
$24.00
 
7
$28.00
 
8
$32.00
 
CODE
ACN
BA
BCR
BL
CE
CL
CV
DDN
DR
EA
FC
GN
HDS
HP
KG
LL
LT
MN
MPC
NBT
NDS
OU
SBT
SE
SHT
SMU
Surname Card
TCR
UE
WMU
Allegan County News, Allegan
Bangor Advance, Bangor
Berrien County Record, Buchanan
Bloomingdale Leader, Bloomingdale
Commercial Express, Saugatuck
Courier-Leader, Paw Paw
Cassopolis Vigilant, Cassopolis
Dowagiac Daily News, Dowagiac
Decatur Republican, Decatur
Edwardsburg Argus, Edwardsburg
Funeral Home Card
Gobles News, Gobles
Hartford Day Spring, Hartford
Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor
Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo
Lawton Leader, Lawton
Lawrence Times, Lawrence
Marcellus News, Marcellus
Michigan Pioneer Collection
New Buffalo Times, New Buffalo
Niles Daily Star, Niles
Otsego Union
South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana
Schoolcraft Express, Schoolcraft
South Haven Tribune, South Haven
Southwest Michigan University, Dowagiac
Private submission
Tri-City Record, Watervliet
Union Enterprise, Plainwell
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo