Please join us for our general meeting on March 18 at 7:00 PM. Ryan Sanford will be giving an informative presentation on Fort Custer National Cemetery. The cemetery is located near Augusta, MI, with over 770 acres and 33,000 interments. Given the cemetery's rich and significant history, Ryan's presentation will be full of historical insights and illuminating clues that will interest anyone who is a genealogy enthusiast.
Full military funeral honors are offered to every veteran interred at Fort Custer, including a rifle salute, playing taps, folding the flag, and presenting the flag to the next of kin. These services are free for anyone possessing an honorable discharge and their spouse.
This hybrid event can be attended either 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.
We invite you to visit our website's RESEARCH TRIPS pages to learn all about two upcoming research trips: a visit to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center on April 13 and a trip to Washington D.C. on September 8 – 14. We would be thrilled if you could join us.
If you missed an earlier program, such as ACPL Senior Genealogy Librarian Kate McKenzie's excellent February program, "PERSI," or perhaps one of our Skills Sessions from September 2020 to June 2023, you're not too late! You will find program recordings and handouts for many programs under our website's MEMBERS/RECORDINGS section. Please remember to log in as a member first.
We look forward to seeing you on March 18!