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

 Join other KVGS members and guests for our end-of-the-year celebration June 17. Instead of a skills session at 6:15 PM, please bring a snack or dessert to share with the group.  Feel free to also bring along genealogical materials that you no longer need - maps, books, newsletters from other societies - anything that you think someone else might find helpful but which you no longer need. While we socialize during the skills session time, be sure to look at what others have brought. You might find something wonderful to  take home with you. 
The  speaker June 17 at 7:00 PM will be our own member, Jim Jackson. He will speak about "Research  that made me Laugh Out Loud,"  which is certain to entertain us.
I hope you plan to attend the Genealogy Day June 22 at Kalamazoo Public Library. KVGS is partnering with KPL  for KVGS members – and the public – to research at the library with help of the library staff and KVGS members. The event lasts from 9 AM  until 4:30 PM. 
And, lastly, it is membership renewal time.  The KVGS year is July 1 - June 30.  You can renew on the KVGS website, at the next meeting, or with the membership form which will be in the June newsletter. Thanks to those of you who have already renewed your membership.

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.

Genealogy Day at KPL
Come research at the Kalamazoo Public Library!  Library staff and KVGS volunteers will help you with research.  Photocopies will be free.  Bring your laptop and ...

Family Tree Maker User Group
No FTM meeting this month.  Enjoy the Fourth of July!

2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Information is now available and registration open for the 2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar featuring Tina Beaird. This two-day skill sharpening program is hosted ...

Family Tree Maker User Group
The FTM group hasn't decided if we will meet this month.  Stay tuned - or contact Jan (email and phone below). Join other FTM software ...

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference
Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference. Explore an exhibit hall filled with ...

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/