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!

Welcome All!

Please join us at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17, for our June General Meeting. Immediately following the business meeting, Presenter Bobbie Mathis will share an informative talk on Cemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration.


This hybrid event is designed to accommodate all our members and guests. You can attend in person at the Portage District Library located at 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, or virtually through Zoom. Socializing and refreshments will start at 6:30 pm at the library. KVGS members will receive a meeting reminder with a Zoom registration link a few days before the meeting. You can also register on Zoom through the EVENTS page on our website.
June 17 is the last scheduled general meeting before our summer break. To make our evening more memorable, we invite you to bring a favorite treat to share during our 6:30 pm social time at the library. Regular monthly meetings will begin again on September 16.  Watch the website and The Kalamazoo Valley Heritage Newsletter for developing plans for the fall.
Before then, we invite you to visit our website's RESEARCH TRIPS pages to learn more about plans for a trip to Washington, D.C. We would be thrilled if you could join us. Please remember that two Zoom informational meetings about the trip are scheduled at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays, July 10 and August 7. You can register for the Zoom meetings through the EVENTS page on our website.
Suppose you missed an earlier program, such as our informative May program "Planning a Research Vacation and Washington, D.C. Trip," featuring VP/Program Chair Jim Jackson and his guest panel of seasoned researchers, or perhaps one of our Skills Sessions, you will find program recordings and handouts from many programs under our website's MEMBERS section and then in the RECORDINGS/HANDOUTS section. Please remember to sign in as a member first.
We look forward to seeing you on June 17!
KVGS Board

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.

EVENT CANCELED - Putting It All Together - by Jim Jackson - EVENT CANCELED
  EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED     KVGS is grateful for an opportunity to share the activities of neighboring libraries and genealogical societies, especially ...

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 ...

KVGS General Meeting/Program: Presenter Bobbie Mathis, on Cemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration
  June 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, Presenter Bobbie Mathis will give an informative talk on Cemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration.   This event ...

Board Meeting
  Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action.  If you want to attend, contact Pam Cassino (info@mikvgs.org) to be ...

Zoom Meeting #1 - Details of DC Research Trip
  Register to join a July 10 Zoom meeting for details about the Washington, DC research trip Sept 8-14, 2024.  Trip details are listed under the ...

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/