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

Thanks to all of you who braved the weather for the January presentaion by Dr. Sharon Carlson of the Zhang Legacy Collections Center, Archives and Regional History Center.
Here's hoping the weather will be better for the February 18 meeting when Beth Timmerman of the Kalamazoo Public Library Local History Division will be with us at 7:00 pm.  The skills session at 6:15 pm will be about the HUB, a technology center at the library.
Don't forget the annual bus trip to the Fort Wayne, IN, library on Saturday, March 23.  The genealogy collection there is outstanding, second best only to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The registration form is available on this website under RESEARCH TRIPS in the left-hand panel.  The registration form is also available in the February KVGS Heritage newsletter.
Happy researching and completing your 2019 genealogy goals.
Jan Wright

DAR Lineage Workshop
DAR members will assist persons interested in filing lineage applications for DAR membership.  Contact Gloria Culp at 269.203.6649 for information.    

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: The Hub at Kalamazoo Public Library by Gayle Franklin, KVGS board member 7:00 General Meeting: The Local History Room at the Kalamazoo ...

"First Five Things to do with Your New DNA Results" by Blaine Bettinger. Contact Mary Hodges (269.629.9366 or mhodges.ic@icloud.com) to register.  Syllabi are sent by ...

Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. Contact Jan Wright (269.349.8622 or janwright8607@yahoo.com) for more information to make certain the group is ...

Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Directions...

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/