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.
                 This database is found at Ancestry.com, use this link for free access.
                                  Southwest Michigan Obituary Index, 1875-2012               
                this database may include some ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES & DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                           
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
                                                                                                               OR
                                                   call the library at 269-423-4771 for assistance or to place a request


               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