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!

Happy Fall 2023!

We look forward to seeing you Monday evening, October 16, at 7 pm, for our October General meeting. This event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm at the library. Or, register on Zoom through our EVENTS page. KVGS members can expect to receive a meeting reminder and Zoom registration link a few days before the meeting.
What genealogical tools do you have in your toolbox? Following our October 16 business meeting, Linda Debe will present “Technology to the Rescue:  Free Tools Every Genealogist Needs in Their Toolbox.”
We’re each sure to find a few new ones. And who doesn’t like free tools?         
In the meantime, if you missed an earlier program or Skills Session, such as Dick Nuss’s November presentation on “How Michigan Became a State,” be sure to check out RECORDINGS under the MEMBERS section of our website for a treasure trove of recordings and handouts beginning March 2020 through the present. You must remember to log in as a member first.
See you October 16!
KVGS Board

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.

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 ...

KVGS Information Booth - Canadiana Fest
  Check out this year's Canadiana Fest!   For more information about these activities, see: https://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/event/canadiana-fest/94672/   Then, be sure to stop by our Kalamazoo Valley ...

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
  Please join us Monday evening, October 16, at 7 pm for our October General meeting. Following the business meeting, Linda Debe will present "Technology to the ...

GotAncestors?! 2023 - WMGS Annual Fall Conference
  KVGS is grateful for an opportunity to share the activities of neighboring libraries and genealogical societies. See https://www.wmgs.org/ for more information about Western Michigan Genealogical ...

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/