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Berrien County Libraries

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Benton Harbor Public Library 213 East Wall Street Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 926-6139
Berrien Springs Community Library  215 West Union Drive Berrien Springs, MI 49103  (269) 471-7074
St. Joseph Public Library 500 Market Street Saint Joseph, MI 49085 (269) 983-7167
Lincoln Township Public Library 2099 W. John Beers Road Stevensville, MI 49127  (269) 429-9575
New Buffalo Public Library 33 N. Thompson St. New Buffalo, MI 49117 (269) 469-2933
Eau Claire District Library 6528 East Main Street Eau Claire, MI 49111  (269) 461-6241
James White Library Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 49014 (269) 926-6139
Lake Michigan College Library 2755 East Napier Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 927-8605
Niles Community Library 620 East Main Street Niles, MI 49120 (269) 683-8545
Coloma Public Library  262-264 Paw Paw Street Coloma, MI 49038 (269) 468-3431
 Three Oaks Township Library 102 Oak Street Three Oaks, MI (269) 756-5621
 Sodus Township Library 3776 Naomi Road  Sodus, MI 49126 (269) 925-0903
 Galien Public Library 302 North Main Street  Galien, MI 49113 (269) 545-8281  
 Bridgman Public Library 4460 Lake Street Bridgman, MI 49106 (269) 465-3663
Watervliet District Library 333 North Main Street Watervliet, MI 49098 (269) 463-6382

Special genealogical holdings at Berrien County Libraries include:

Benton Harbor Public Library, (address above) Referrance Librarian: Jill Rauh. The library holds some of the area's eariest newspapers on microfilm thru present day. Jill will do searches for articles at a fee of $3.00 (for up to three items). Limit of 3 requests per month per consumer. This library also houses the House of David Room.


Berrien Springs Public Library, (address above) is home of the Berrien County Genealogical Society, Library Collection.


Maude Preston Palenske Public Library: (address above) This library holds a collection of early newspapers on microfilm, federal census for Berrien County and many books of genealogical content.


Niles Community Library, Local History Room: (address above) The BEST Genealogical Collection in Berrien County!!

Obituaries: This library has indexed the Niles area obituaries from newspapers! The index currently contains over 75,000 names. It is available for your viewing pleasure at the library (on rolodex or CD) can be purched on CD and is now ONLINE at the libraries web site.

Newspapers on microfilm: Papers on microfilm are the Niles Daily Star from 1835-1996. 1997 is being microfilmed. Berrien Springs Journal Era from 1873-1975. Three Oaks papers from 1876-1960. Berrien County Record, 1869-1935.

Marriage: Berrien County marriage records on microfim 1832-1859.

Other assorted microfilms include: Sanborn Fire Insurance, House of David Scrapbooks, and Isaac McCoy papers.

Census: A complete set of Michigan Census records, including the non-population censuses.

Cemetery Records and Tombstone Readings: Cemetery readings and extractions from sexton records throughout Berrien County include Silverbrook Cemetery and all of Cass County Cemeteries.

Other: Many genealogical referrence books, reproducible forms, membership with Heritage Quest. Patrons can rent microfilm/fiche for in library reading thru the Library's membership with Heritage Quest.


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