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

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Welcome to the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society's new website!

We serve historians and genealogists who are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley region.

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends of KVGS,
The 61st year of KVGS begins September 17 at the Portage District Library.  At the 6:15 pm Skills Session, Kristi Burns will compare and contrast several cloud storage sites to backup your genealogy data. The main program will follow a brief business meeting at 7:00 pm.  Shirley Gage Hodges will speak about emigration and immigration between Canada and Michigan.  Many Michigan ancestors came through Canada to settle here.
Th program committee has the year's programs scheduled.  They are listed on the Events page of the website.
The website committee is scheduling webinars for this fall.  Those are also listed on the Events page of the website.
Hope to see you at one – or all – of these events.
Jan Wright, President

DAR Lineage Workshop
DAR members will assist persons interested in filing lineage applications for DAR membership.  Contact Gloria Culp at 269.203.6649 for information.    

Washington, DC Research Trip
Join our motor coach trip from Kalamazoo, MI to Washington, DC.  Pick-ups in Marshall, MI and Coldwater, MI.  See Research Trips for more details. More... ...

The October webinar will be “Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMy Past, and My Heritage“ by Sunny Morton. Contact Mary Hodges (269.629.9366 or mhodges.ic@icloud.com) to ...

Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
Marcus Winchester of the Pokagon band of the Potawatomi will speak in the Community Center Room at the library in Decatur, Michigan.

A Day with John Colletta
John's presentations: 1) Finding the town of origin: US sources for discovering an ancestor's native town overseas, 2) Lesser used federal records: sources of ...

CeCe Moore in Grand Rapids
Join West Michigan Genealogical Society on Saturday, October 13, when CeCe Moore will be the featured all-day speaker. Moore specializes in using genetic genealogy and traditional genealogy to solve cold case murders and other genealogical problems. See the attached link for details.