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

Happy New Year!  May we all have a year of genealogical discoveries in 2022.
The first program of 2022 will continue our preparation for the release of the 1950 census on April 1.  Thomas MacEntee will be this month's presenter.  Member Bev Grambau will share her ideas for "What to Do With Your Genealogy Research and Memorabilia Before You Kick the Bucket" on January 24.  I hope to see you at both meetings on Zoom.
The Board decided to continue our meetings on Zoom through the end of this year, June 30.  The Board is hopeful we can meet in person beginning in September
And, the Washington, DC, research trip is scheduled for October 23-29!  The Portage Senior Center is organizing the trip for both genealogical researchers and also "tour-on-your-own" travelers.  Watch the newsletter and website for updates.
Jan Wright, President

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.

Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. This group currently holds virtual meetings by Zoom.  Contact Bev Grambau (kazoobev@gmail.com) to be added ...

Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Currently, the Board is meeting by Zoom.  If you want to attend, ...

MI 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 ...

KVGS General Meeting
Join fellow genealogists for a general meeting via Zoom, rather than in-person. Registration is limited to 100.   CHANGE TO SCHEDULE:  The program by Jim Jackson, ...

KVGS Skills Session
Join fellow genealogists for a skills session via Zoom, rather than in-person. Registration is limited to 100.   7:00 Skills Session: TBA.   Register in ...

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/