Mrs. Beedie also created a Master List to the collection, outlining which families are contained in each volume. This Master List will be published in the November issue of the VBRGS quarterly, Van Buren Echoes. Although the collection has yet to have an every-name index, this list will quickly enable researchers to locate specific family lines. The every-name index is soon to come as Mr. Phillips has agreed to begin work on that project this winter.
The main families included are Phillips, Phelps, Rose and Tumbleson with the following collateral lines (note the letters in parenthesis indicate to which family line the family belongs):
The Phillips Family Genealogy is housed as part of the Local History Collection of the Van Buren District Library. As a manuscript, it is housed in storage, so researchers planning to view it should contact the Local History Department in advance of their visit to inquire about access.
This large donation is one of several that have been accepted by VBRGS and the library in recent years, all pertaining to Southwest Michigan families. For more information about the local history manuscript collections, or to inquire about making a donation of Southwest Michigan related materials, contact the Local History Department.
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Photographer - H. L. Bingham, Kalamazoo
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