Saturday, May 11, 2013

20% Off Summer Book Sale!

The Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society (VBRGS) has recently announced a special Summer Book Sale.  Through August 31, 2013, all items listed in their online Book Store will be available at 20% off the list price. 

With over 125 unique items, most of which are Southwest Michigan and out-of-print, visitors to the book store are bound to find something of interest.  Categories include cemetery readings, vital records, family histories, census indexes, yearbooks & annuals, plat books & indexes (some on CD-rom), local histories, church publications, city & telephone directories, and other unique items.  Although Southwest Michigan is the primary coverage (counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren & St. Joseph), there are some listings from other counties in Michigan including Muskegon, Cheboygan, and Kalkaska. 

Featured titles include [new uncirculated editions]:

Michigan Quakers : abstracts of fifteen meetings of The Society of Friends, 1831-1960, compiled by Ann and Conrad Burton.

Published in 1989 and consisting of 589 pages with an every-name index, Michigan Quakers includes records for Quaker societies in Cass, Grand Traverse, Presque Isle, Ogemaw, Wayne, Leanwee and Calhoun counties.

"This book of Michigan Quaker abstracts is designed to make these records known, to publish the location of the records, and to help further the use of these records for research."

 A Scrapbook History of Early Decatur, Michigan, 1829-1876,   by Catherine Howland.   This
softcover two-volume set consisting of over 1500 pages has long been considered the standard for Decatur [Van Buren County] history. 

Ms. Howland, a former area school teacher, meticulously extracted articles from the Decatur Republican and other titles from Decatur's earliest days through the bicentennial...providing a wonderful overview of the pioneers and enterprises of Decatur and surrounding communities.

Van Buren County, Michigan : a pictorial history, published in 2003 by the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society.

At a never-before seen low price, this beautiful coffee-table book has sold nearly 1,500 copies.  Hardcover with dust jacket, pages are high-quality gloss and provide a photographic overview of Van Buren County's residences, businesses, churches, notable people, mills, organizations & groups, and schools. 

Each photograph has a brief historical caption and the book includes an every-name index, as well as a full-color vintage map of the county.

All titles are original publications and available only while supplies last.  Visit the VBRGS online Book Store to view the entire list with current prices, and contact the society for the discount or with any questions,

Nameless Picture of the Day
 unknown residence
Hartford, Michigan

 Can you identify the location/address of this house, taken in Hartford, Michigan?  Please contact us if you any information and we will publish it in a future blog.  Please include the photo's catalog number with your e-mail.

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