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Berrien County MIGenWeb

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Berrien County Court House,
St. Joseph, MI aka  "Cupid's Headquarters"

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WELCOME HOME  to Berrien County, MIGenWeb.  Proud to be a part of the oldest Internet genealogical research group,
"The USGenWeb". Berrien was named for the Honorable John M. Berrien, Attorney General under the direction of President Andrew Jackson.
County organized - 1831. Original county seat - Berrien Springs until 1894 when Saint Joseph became the county seat. Emails are welcome at

See how to donate information and photos to this site at the bottom of page.

Research Index

County News & Tidbits

News & Announcements
updated May 1, 2010

Berrien In The News - Yesteryear

Tidbits (Stories & glimpses)

Yesteryear - Fun News Clippings

Cemeteries, Funerals & Obituaries


Funeral Homes & Undertakers

Obituary Index Plus Berrien Co.

Obituaries - Donated to site

Michigan Tombstone Photo Project

County Photo Gallery - General

1860 Town Layouts with Business Directories

1860 Lithographs to 1920's Businesses

1860 Lithographs to Modern Day Residences

Farmers & Merchants Bank, Benton Harbor

Memorial Picture's Of Berrien County

Modern Day Towns & Points of Interest

Post Card Images Page 1

Post Card Images Page 2

County Records


Births -"Olden Days" Birth records

Death Records


County History


Town & Townships Listing


Old Time Schools & Graduates

Family Records donated to site

Family Biographies

Family Photo's

Family Records - (Bible, Journal & Wills) 

Group Photos - Get together

Unknown - Mystery Photos

Guest Book - Please Sign


Guest Book Before 15 March 2008


Maps - 1860 Townships & Residents

Maps 1873 to Current Day

1887 Atlas - link to University of Michigan

1916 Atlas line to University of Michigan

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Veterans of Berrien Co.

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Berrien History books etc. at U of M

Resources (Off site)

Research Aids

DOB Calculator

Land Measurements


Early Religious Organizations

Surname Files


How to donate information and photos to this site - Just scan or type what ever information you would like to contribute than email it to us at: - For Further information read the right hand column of our  announcements page  to see what we could really use for this site. Thank you to all of you
that have continued to contribute.

 History and Growth of the MIGenWeb Project   -  In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, now known as the Kentucky GenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The MIGenWeb Project is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project for the state of Michigan and also began in 1996.

The Berrien County MI GenWeb Project Disclaimer: The Berrien County MI GenWeb Project makes no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted and reminds you that each new piece of information found should not be taken at face value, but should be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. You are welcome to copy information found at the Berrien County MI GenWeb for personal use and share information with other researchers or genealogical organizations, but this information may not under any conditions be sold or used in a commercial project without expressed prior written permission.

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Assistant State Coordinator: Patricia Hamp



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Bill & Rita Musgraves to 2006
Beverly Edwards - 2006 to February 2009
Deanna Branson West - February 2009 to current
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