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

All KVGS events for the rest of this year are cancelled (through June 30). 
Stay home and stay healthy.
What a strange time this is.  I will miss seeing everyone at our meetings, webinars, and user groups.  Portage District Library has cancelled all programming and meetings through the end of June. 
The new KVGS year begins July 1.  You can renew now either on the website or with the paper renewal form in this month's newsletter. Renewing on the website is fast and easy.  You will need to log in to the MEMBERS area first (If you've forgotten your log in or pasword, click on the "?" next to thoe and the information will be emailed to you).  Then go to PROFILE, make a few clicks - and presto, you've paid your dues.
I hope you have been able to spend some extra time on genealogy.  There are lots of learning opportunities listed in this month's newsletter.  Or perhaps it is time to file that pile of papers sitting precariously on the corner of your desk.  Whatever you do, have a good time catching up on your genealogy projects.
Hoping to see you soon. 
Jan Wright

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.

2020 Barbara J Brown Family History Seminar (previously Abrams Seminar)
Each summer, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar to promote family history and offer genealogical learning opportunities. This event ...

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2020 Conference
Nationally-known genealogists will present at this large conference.  Details are at https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

Research trip to Washington, DC
Join a group of genealogists for five days of research in Washington, DC, at the DAR Library, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress.  ...

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/