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

Join us for atDNA information at the April 18 meeting.  We will learn about the Leeds Method and shared atDNA matches from Dr. James Sims.  Then April 25, members will share their success - or lack of - with finding family members in the 1950 census.  Come prepared to share what you've learned and possibly some surprises, too.
The Board decided to continue all KVGS meetings on Zoom through the end of this year, June 30.  The Board is hopeful we can meet in person beginning in September and would like to do hybrid programs, in-person and Zoom.
And, the Washington, DC, research trip is scheduled for October 23-29!  The Portage Senior Center is organizing the trip for both genealogical researchers and also "tour-on-your-own" travelers.  Watch the newsletter and website for updates.
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.

Lecture Series
The lecture series is a weekly event on Wednesday evening through the August date.  There are 3 additional lectures from September through December that are on ...

National Genealogical Society Conference
Join other genealogists for the 2022 NGS conference.  Check the NGS website (https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/)  for details about registration and accomodation.

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 ...

MI 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 ...

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, ...

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/