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The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith, in the future.

- Stephen Ambrose

Van Buren Regional
Genealogical Society
Western Michigan
Genealogical Society
Historical Society

Southwest Michigan
Black Heritage Society


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

June 2014


KVGS General Meeting, 7:00pm
Portage District Library
Main Topic:
Annual Dessert Buffet with swapping research ideas, extra materials, and displaying family projects.
Mini-Class, 6:15pm
"Useful Skills" learned through the Michigan eLibrary, a.k.a. MeL, presented by Janet Wright.

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.

Other Events View All Events

June 2014


Oshtemo Historical Society, 7:00pm
Oshtemo Township Hall
Steve Rigoni, high school teacher and collector of historical memorabilia will present “Letters from a Michigan Civil War Soldier.” Dressed for the part, Steve gives voice to letters written to a soldier’s wife during the war. 


Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society, 7:00pm
Van Buren District Library
A unique approach to genealogy research will be presented by professional genealogist, Karen Krugman.

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