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 16 KVGS general meeting is canceled.
March 23 webinar at the Zhang is canceled,
March 28 bus trip to Allen County Public Library is canceled.  All payments will be refunded.
Stay home and stay healthy.
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.

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...

Citizen Archivist Event
The Parchment Library is hosting a Citizen Archivist event for volunteers who would like to help tag and/or transcribe primary documents from the National Archives ...

DAR Workshop
Join DAR members to receive help filling out DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) application forms.  Contact Gloria Culp (pipersacre@sbcglobal.net or 269.203.6649) for details. ...

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: TBA. 7:00 General Meeting: Jill Arnold of the State of Michigan Archives will speak on thenew Archives website, michiganology.org. 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/