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

March 28 is the day - join fellow genealogists for a day of research at the Allen County Public Library, second largest genealogy collection in the US after Salt Lake City.  The flyer and registration form are under the RESEARCH TRIPS tab at the left.
 
And also plan to join us on the research trip to Washington, DC, October 25-31, 2020.  This year's trip is organized through the Portage Senior Center.  Each day the bus will drop off and pick up researchers at the DAR library, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress.  Click on the RESEARCH TRIPS tab then select Washington, DC for the registration form and more details. Others on the trip will tour DC instead of researching - so bring a friend or family member along with you.
 
Thanks to the volunteers at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for hosting our February meeting.  Seventy-four people attended to learn about the www.familysearch.org website.
 
The March program will be Ruth Wilson of the Kalamazoo Public Library Local History Department.  Ruth will speak about crafting obituaries - yours or anyone else's.  See you there!
 
Jan Wright

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.
 

Mar
4
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 ...

Mar
4
Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Directions...

Mar
16
KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: Join KVGS members for a research day at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, a huge genealogical collection of materials ...

Apr
1
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 ...

Apr
1
Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Directions...

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/