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!

We are Hybrid!

Please join us November 21, when professional genealogist Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal will provide tips and tricks to break down those brick walls. Join us in person at the Portage District Library lower level (in the large meeting room) or from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Socializing and refreshments will be available at 6:30 pm (PDL). Business meeting and program begin at 7pm.
We hope to see you again November 28, when Jan Wright will present our November Skills Session via Zoom, the third in a Back to Basics series. Highlighting source types and the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) will be explained. Session begins at 7pm.
Members will receive registration invitations a few days before the meetings.
Did you miss an earlier fall program or Skills Session? Do you know recordings and handouts are available to members under the RECORDINGS tab at the left side of our home page?   In fact, recordings are there from the first KVGS Zoom session way back in March 2020. You must remember to login to the website first.

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.

How to ignite your matches!
Instructor Michelle Timmer,  See https://www.wmgs.org/ for more information.

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, ...

Family Tree Maker Users 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 ...

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 ...

KVGS General Meeting
No December meeting - spend your time researching and enjoying the holidays.

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/