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!

February '23 KVGS Happenings!

Please join us Monday evening, February 20 for our program “Finding Records to Help Document Your Farming Ancestor,” presented by Lisa S. Gorrell, CG. Until about 1870, farming was the number one occupation in the U.S.  You may have a number of farmers in your family. Come and learn with us.
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, February 27 for our Skills Session. This month, member Gayle Franklin will talk to us about census records. 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!

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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.

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 ...

Western Michigan Genealogical Society DNA Special Interest Group
This is a DNA Special Interest group that meets on the 3rd Thurday of the month.  See wmgs.org for details.

KVGS General Meeting
February program: "Finding Records to Help Document Your Farming Ancestor" - by Lisa Gorrell, CG. Join in person or on Zoom - we hope to ...

Western Michigan Genealogical Society Writers Group
This is a monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday of the month.  There is a schedule on the wmgs.org website for dates and topics.  There is ...

KVGS Skills Session
Skills Sessions this year will focus on beginning genealogical research skills and will last about 30-45 minutes each session.  Topics are listed in the newsletter.  ...

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/