Berrien County Michigan
Genealogy Trails Website
Our goal is to help you track your
ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it
online for the free use of all researchers
This Site is Available for Adoption
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making
skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer
regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we
make to this site
Happy Trails to you on your quest for your
Berrien County was founded in 1829 and organized in 1831.
The county's boundaries were set by an act of the legislature of the Michigan Territory on October 29, 1829, with its present limits, but it was initially attached as Niles Township to Cass County for administrative purposes. In 1831 Berrien County was detached from Cass County.
The county was initially divided into three townships: Berrien Township, consisting of present-day townships of Berrien, Oronoko, and Lake plus a two-mile strip north of that territory; St. Joseph Township, consisting of everything north of Berrien Township; and Niles Township, consisting of everything south of Berrien Township.
Berrien County was named for John M. Berrien of Georgia, U.S. Attorney General under U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Benton Harbor * Bridgman * Buchanan * Coloma * New Buffalo * Niles * St. Joseph * * Watervliet
Baroda * Berrien Springs * Eau Claire * Galien * Grand Beach * Michiana * Shoreham * Stevensville * Three Oaks
Benton Heights * Fair Plain * Lake Michigan Beach * New Troy * Paw Paw Lake * Shorewood-Tower Hills-Harbert
Other Unincorporated Communities
Berrien Center * Bethany Beach * Birchwood * Dayton * Glendora * Harbert * Hazelhurst * Hinchman * Hollywood, Michigan * Lakeside * Millburg * Riverside * Sawyer * Scottdale * Shorewood Hills * Tower Hill Shorelands * Union Pier
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you would like to submit data
for this site,
with your submissions.