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

I hope you were able to attend the Genealogy Day at KPL on Saturday, June 22.  There were 60 people present!  Ten KVGS members helped with research for about 45 members of the public.  I hope we see some of them as future KVGS members.
Our next program will be September 16.  The Skills Session has not yet been determined.  However, the main speaker at 7:00 pm will be Deb Havens and her sister Lynette Doele.  While sorting through their deceased grandfather's papers, they discovered he had married in Europe and left the bride there when he returned to the US, married, and raised a family here.  Come hear how the sisters conducted research in Europe to determine what happened.
And, lastly, it is membership renewal time.  The KVGS year is July 1 - June 30.  You can renew on the KVGS website, at the next meeting, or with the membership form which was in the June newsletter. Thanks to those of you who have already renewed your membership.
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.

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference
Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference. Explore an exhibit hall filled with ...

Writers Group - Richland
Join a writers group to begin, continue, or polish your genealogical writing.  Contact Ken Baker (269.629.5100 or kelticken3@gmail.com) to make certain the group is meeting. ...

Writers Group - Kalamazoo
Join a writers group to begin, continue, or polish your genealogical writing.  Contact Jeannette Maxey (269.381.7650 or jsmaxey1@outlook.com) to make certain the group is meeting. ...

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...

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/