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!

President's Message

Thanks to Cheryl Cavalear and Dick Nuss for teaching a beginning genealogy class this fall.  Watch the events page for another class in the spring.
 
The website changes frequently so check it every so often.  This month, a separate donations page has been set up to accept contributions to KVGS, the Pierce Records Preservation Fund (digitizes records at the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office), and the Stern NARA Fund (digitizes and preserves records at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC). KVGS is purchasing a data projector and contributions are gladly accepted.  Contribute through PayPal or by check, noting in the memo area that the contribution is for the data projector.
 
In addition, KVGS is just beginning to add unidentified photos to the website. These photos have been sent to KVGS from across the US.  Check back frequently to see if some of the photos are your family.  If so, KVGS will be happy to send the original photos to you.
 
Remember, no meeting in December.  Hope to see you at the January 20 meeting when some of our own members will share how they get their genealogy discoveries "out there."
 
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.
 

Dec
5
Understand DNA: a DNA eWorkshop
Join Family History Fanatics for this three session, 6 hour total, workshop covering clustering, triangulation, and other relationship finding techniques.  Early bird registration ends November ...

Dec
14
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. ...

Dec
17
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. ...

Dec
28
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. ...

Jan
8
Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. Contact Jan Wright (269.349.8622 or janwright8607@yahoo.com) for more information to make certain the group is ...

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/