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

The 2020-2021 KVGS year is here!  Programs are virtual using the Zoom platform. 
Forty-three members Zoomed in last week to hear Dr. Grace Smith speak about the Mayflower trip.  This is the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower.  The recording of Dr. Smith's presentation will be on the website after one week.  The October Skills Session will be next week, October 26, about the changes to the website and catalog of the Allen County Public Library. 
The November program will be Brian Rhinehart speaking about "Navigating the Records of the War of 1812."  Mr. Rineheart is a researcher at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC, and has a lot of information to share.
Thanksgiving and the holidays will soon be here.  Have you thought of writing a brief family history as a gift for the grandkids?  Made a photo album to share virtually with famiy members in a Zoom meeting? Given yourself the gift of a membership in the genealogical society where your family lived?  Now is a good time to plan ahead and give a "gift of genealogy" to your loved ones.
"See" you at the meetings.
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.

CANCELLED Research trip to Washington, DC
CANCELLED.  Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.  It has been re-scheduled for September 26-October 1, 2021.  Hope you can join us!  Join a group of ...

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 Genealogical Council: fall Family History event
Sunny Morton, well-known genealogy speaker and researcher will present four sessions through the day: Check https://mimgc.org for details.   Her topics will be: Must-Use ...

KVGS General Meeting
Join fellow genealogists for a general meeting via Zoom, rather than in-person.  If you would like information about how to join the meeting, please contact ...

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/