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

FREE access to NEHGS databases

FREE access to New England Historical Genealogical Society databases at American Ancestors.org.

All databases are free from November 12 at 12:00 AM EST to November 19 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Click HERE to begin searching.

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

John Urshel's presentation October 21 about the life of Orlando Hurley Moore, a Civil War soldier from Schoolcraft, MI, was outstanding. 
Join us for the November 18 general meeting when Tim Gleisner of the State Library of Michigan will speak about genealogical resources at the library.
If you are new to genealogy, check out the FREE beginning genealogy class offered this October and November.  It is listed on the EVENTS PAGE. If you missed the first class, you are still welcome to join the group.
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.

DAR Workshop
Join DAR members to receive help filling out DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) application forms.  Contact Gloria Culp (pipersacre@sbcglobal.net or 269.203.6649) for details. ...

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: Skill Session: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks by Deb Storbeck. 7:00 General Meeting: Collections at the Library of Michigan for Genealogists by

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. ...

Beginning Genealogy Class
Join experienced genealogists for this six-week genealogy class designed for beginner genealogists.  Phone 269-585-8741 (Local History Department of the library) to register.  The class will ...

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. ...

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/