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Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting aquaintence with.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Van Buren Regional
Genealogical Society
Western Michigan
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Southwest Michigan
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We would like to welcome you to the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society's website!  We serve historians and genealogists who are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley Region of Michigan.

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May, 2014
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Upcoming KVGS Events View All Events

October 2014


Washington DC Bus Trip
Carolyn Mack Tours, LLC
Designed for genealogical research or you can Tour-On-Your-Own for the popular annual trip to Washington, DC.


KVGS General Meeting, 7:00pm
Portage District Library
Main Topic:
"Probate Will Not Be The Death of You," presented by Harold Henderson.  Beginners look for wills. Experienced genealogists know that most people died without wills, and tyhat their estates often left plenty of records in the probate courts.

Other Events View All Events

October 2014


Oshtemo Historical Society, 7:00pm
Oshtemo Township Hall
Ilah Henderson, OHS member, newsletter contributor and website coordinator will present "The Lives and Contributions of Two Oshtemo Pioneer Families--the Dewaters and the Andersons."

For a complete schedule of all events, go to our Calendar of Events.

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