Genealogists honor those who served in Civil War

Published 8:51 am Thursday, June 13, 2013

DECATUR — Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society will host Patsy Miller at 7 p.m. June 24, in the community room of Webster Memorial Library.
Miller will be honoring those who served in the Civil War with her presentation, “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor.”
Miller is president of the Berrien County Genealogical Society and a member of the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society. She is a lifelong Berrien County resident who has been working on her family genealogy for the past 20 years.
A PowerPoint presentation will provide tips on how to find relatives who served in the Civil War and how to obtain information on their service, including unit summaries, service records and pension files.
A handout containing information on additional resources and state websites where Civil War records can be found will be available. A question-and-answer period follows her presentation.
Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society provides monthly meetings of genealogical and historical interest to further its mission to “preserve and share the history of the people and places of the counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties.