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!

March Happenings at KVGS!

Please join us Monday evening, March 20 for our program “Entering the Old Northwest Territory, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. With the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Federal Government set in place the rules by which Michigan and most of the states surrounding us could be added to the Union. This presentation will explain how the Ordinance established those rules, territorial governments, and how land was measured and distributed to newly arrived settlers.
This event is hybrid (Portage District Library and Zoom). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm (PDL). The business meeting and program will begin at 7pm.  Zoom attendees may register in advance through the “EVENTS PAGE” (see registration link under calendar event). We plan to meet by Zoom-only in the unlikely event the library closes due to inclement weather.

Please plan to join us again Monday evening, March 27 for our Skills Session. This month, member Rob Servis will talk to us about Newspapers and City Directories. We will meet on Zoom at 7pm. Zoom attendees may register in advance through the “EVENTS PAGE” (see registration link under calendar event).

Members can expect to receive a meeting reminder and invitation to register for the Zoom meeting a few days before each of the above events.

Lastly, did you miss an earlier program or Skills Session? If so, be sure to check out “RECORDINGS” for a treasure trove of recordings and handouts beginning March 2020 through the present. Remember to log in as a member, first.

Enjoy your genealogical journey!

KVGS Board

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.

Calhoun County Genealogical Society
Presented by Micheal Delaware, topic TBD

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
This is a monthly meeting on the first Saturday of the month which is open to the public.  The presenter is Gregory Sumner.  The topic ...

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 attend, ...

Family Tree Maker Users Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. This group currently holds virtual meetings by Zoom.  Contact Bev Grambau (kazoobev@gmail.com) to be added ...

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 Janine ...

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/