Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society -- Kalamazoo, MI

Welcome to the KVGS website!

We serve historians and genealogists who are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley region - and around the world, too.  Join us!

President's Message

The May program, presented by Jeff Mason, is titled "Death and Taxes: Two Things You Can't Afford to Miss: a Genealogical Perspective."  Death records and tax records can help locate your ancestors between censuses. 
Also at the May meeting, Gayle Franklin and Carol Baker will present the skills class at 6:15 pm on dating old photographs from the clues "hiding in plain sight."  The raffle book will be a book about photographs.
And it is membership renewal time.  The KVGS year is July 1 - June 30.  You can renew online at the KVGS website, at the next meetings, or with the membership form which will be in the May newsletter. Thanks to those of you who have already renewed your membership.  A few people joined or renewed as Selma gave her presentation at the April meeting about how to renew or join online.

KVGS on Social Media and Other Sites

KVGS is on more than just our own website.  Visit us at the following links to check out our "footprint" on the Internet.

Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. Contact Jan Wright (269.349.8622 or janwright8607@yahoo.com) for more information to make certain the group is ...

Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Directions...

Revolutionary War Soldier Honored
The Lucinda Hinsdale Stone DAR chapter will mark the grave of Revolutionary War soldier Ezekiel Ransom at the Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazo, MI.   See ...

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: Bring a dessert or snack to share for the end-of-the-year party before the main program. Also bring your genealogical "treasures" - books, ...

Genealogy Day at KPL
Come research at the Kalamazoo Public Library!  Library staff and KVGS volunteers will help you with research.  Photocopies will be free.  Bring your laptop and ...

Visit Us on Flickr
Stop over to Flickr.com to see the images uploaded from the KVGS collection. Visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikvgs/