OUR 2015 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
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
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
NORMA STRICKLER, LOCAL HISTORY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
"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
|OUR 27th YEAR OF SERVING THE GENEALOGICAL COMMUNITY OF
WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK AT "VBRGS SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN GENEALOGY"
VBRGS Supports VAN BUREN COUNTY MIGenWeb
MIGenWeb is administered by our member Joan Jaco and is essential for researching southwest Michigan ancestors.
|The new Webster Memorial Library signs unveiled on October 25th, 2014 renaming the local history room in honor of
Toni I. Benson, the libraries first Local History and Genealogy Librarian and Charter Member of the VBRGS.