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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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Upcoming KVGS Events View All Events

February 2017


KVGS General Meeting, 6:15pm
Portage District Library
Skill Session
(6:15pm) Submit your own Pedigree Chart for the KVGS Historical Database. Tom Wrench will show you how.
Main Topic
(7:00pm) "My Grandfather's Story" will be presented by Amy Remmert.
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Monday Webinar, 1:00pm
Zhang Legacy Center
Topic: "Before Going to the Courthouse" presented by Judy Russell.
Stay afterwards to research on your own.

March 2017


Allen County Public Library Bus Trip
Sponsored by the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society.
This one day trip will take you to the Allen County Public Library, the 2nd largest genealogical source in the world.



KVGS General Meeting, 6:15pm
Portage District Library
Skill Session
(6:15pm) TBD.
Main Topic
(7:00pm) "Publishing Your Family History" will be presented by Tom Vranich.
Directions...    Meetings...

October 2017


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.

Other Society's Events View All Events

February 2017


WMGS Monthly Meeting
Grand Rapids Public Library
(12:00pm)  "Finding Living Relatives" will be presented by Linda Guth.
Main Topic
(1:30-4:00pm) "In The Wake of Disaster: The Lake Erie Black Friday Storm of 1916" will be presented by Matthew L Daley.


Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society Meeting, 7:00pm
Webster Memorial Library


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