Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society wishes you happy holidays and a joyous new year!
As in prior years, our members will not meet during December, but we look forward to seeing you Monday evening, January 15, 2024, at 7 pm, for our January General meeting. This event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm at the library. Or, register on Zoom through the EVENTS page. KVGS members can expect to receive a meeting reminder and Zoom registration link a few days before the meeting.
Immediately following our business meeting, Portage District Library Historian and lifelong resident of Kalamazoo County Steve Rossio will present “One Room Schools: Understanding the Development of Michigan One Room Schools.”
Using examples from Kalamazoo County, Steve will take us through the development of public schools here in Michigan from pre-statehood up to the American Civil War. He will also discuss the many myths associated with early schools and whether they are true or false.
Until then, if you missed an earlier program, such as Cathy A Dailey's excellent November 2023 program, "Using Alternative Resources to Fill the Blanks," or perhaps you missed one of our informative 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. You must remember to log in as a member first.
Best wishes to you all in the New Year. See you January 15, 2024!