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

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

Welcome all!

Please join us for our general meeting on March 18 at 7:00 PM. Ryan Sanford will be giving an informative presentation on Fort Custer National Cemetery. The cemetery is located near Augusta, MI, with over 770 acres and 33,000 interments. Given the cemetery's rich and significant history, Ryan's presentation will be full of historical insights and illuminating clues that will interest anyone who is a genealogy enthusiast.
Ft. Custer National Cemetery | Augusta MI
Full military funeral honors are offered to every veteran interred at Fort Custer, including a rifle salute, playing taps, folding the flag, and presenting the flag to the next of kin. These services are free for anyone possessing an honorable discharge and their spouse.
This hybrid event can be attended either in person at the Portage District Library located at 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, or virtually through Zoom. Socializing and refreshments will start at 6:30 PM at the library. KVGS members will receive a meeting reminder with a Zoom registration link a few days before the meeting. You can also register on Zoom through the EVENTS page on our website.
We invite you to visit our website's RESEARCH TRIPS pages to learn all about two upcoming research trips: a visit to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center on April 13 and a trip to Washington D.C. on September 8 – 14. We would be thrilled if you could join us.
If you missed an earlier program, such as ACPL Senior Genealogy Librarian Kate McKenzie's excellent February program, "PERSI," or perhaps one of our Skills Sessions from September 2020 to June 2023, you're not too late! You will find program recordings and handouts for many programs under our website's MEMBERS/RECORDINGS section. Please remember to log in as a member first.
We look forward to seeing you on March 18!
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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.

Board Meeting
  Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Currently, the Board is meeting by Zoom.  If you want to ...

Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)
  Meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. New users and experienced users of the software gather to help ...

Michigan Pioneer Certificate Meeting
  Join KVGS members as they research their ancestors who lived in MI before Dec. 31, 1880 to apply for the Michigan Pioneer Certificate.  Contact ...

KVGS General Meeting and Program "Fort Custer National Cemetery," by Ryan Sanford
  March 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, Ryan Sanford will present "Fort Custer National Cemetary."    Fort Custer National Cemetery, near Augusta, MI, in Kalamazoo County, ...

Board Meeting
  Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Currently, the Board is meeting by Zoom.  If you want to ...

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/