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!

We are Hybrid!

The September general meeting had 32 in-person attendees and 20 Zoom attendees.  Steve Rossio's program on "Caring for your Family Treasures" is now on the website under RECORDINGS.  KVGS members must be logged in to see the video and PowerPoint slides.
The October program will be Jane Fleming of the Portage library.  She is manager of Creation Station, the self-serve lab for audio, video, and graphic design.  Join us!  See the EVENTS listing for more information.
Unfortunately, the Washington, DC, research trip scheduled for October 23-29 has been cancelled.  There were 8 genealogists signed up to travel but there were only a few "tour-on-your-own" people registered.  Twenty-five travellers were needed for the trip to be a go. Thanks to the Portage Senior Center for arranging for this trip.  We'll try again next year.
See you in October.

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.

Exploring the Features of Family Search
Membership meeting and speaker.  Presented by Katherine Wilson.  See www.wmgs.org for more info.

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, ...

Discovering Your Family Story: Beginning Genealogy
We kick off Family History Month with Brenda Leyndyke from the Calhoun County Genealogical Society. Brenda will explain where to start family history research using ...

Family History Fair
Join other genealogists for a day of workshops at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kalamazoo, MI.  There is no charge to ...

Got Ancestors?!
Annual Fall Seminar.  The speaker is David Rencher, the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and a professional genealogist since 1977.  See the Western Michigan Genealogical ...

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/