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About KVGS

The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society serves family historians who live in or are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley in southwest Michigan. While we share a common interest in genealogy, the research areas of our members range from local to international.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is to foster genealogical interest and activities in southwestern Michigan; provide education in genealogical research techniques; publish and make available genealogical materials and works to ensure access to and the preservation of public records.

History of KVGS

KVGS recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.  In the early 1950s Alexis Praus, then Museum Director, had the idea to form a group interested in genealogy, but decided the time was not right.  A few years later, Ethel Williams had the same idea. Together they talked about forming a group on genealogy and contacted Hazel Dean and Faith Jackson to plan a meeting for the public to be held in the museum in May 1958.
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KVGS Committees

One of the reasons KVGS is such an active society is because of the wide range activities and benefits active members can experience.
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KVGS Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of elected officers, that include a president, vice-president, Treasurer, secretary, two trustees, and the most recent former president who is willing to serve.
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KVGS Bylaws

To view the Bylaws, click here.

Volunteer

Each year, many members of the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society dedicate their time and talents to help make the society a very active and vibrant organization.
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Library

The Society's library collection is located at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections.
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Affiliations

KVGS is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:
 

Federation of
Genealogical Societies
 
Michigan Genealogical Council

 

Do you have questions?  Contact us at mikvgs@yahoo.com

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