Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society -- Kalamazoo, MI

Mission Statement

  • Fosters genealogical interest and activities in southwestern Michigan;
  • Provides education in genealogical research techniques;
  • Publishes and make available genealogical materials; and
  • Works to ensure access to and the preservation of public records.

Operating Year: July 2019 - June 2020

President: Janet Wright
Vice-President / Program Chair: Richard Nuss, Jr.
Secretary: Janet Crosby
Treasurer: Rob Servis
Past President: Mary Hodges
Trustee: Gayle Franklin
Trustee: Carol Baker
Committees and Delegates
Archives & Special Collections: Pamela Jobin
County Clerk Office Volunteer: Wayne Loney
Education and Webinars: Mary Hodges
Membership: Selma Comstock
MI Genealogical Council Del.: James Jackson
MI Genealogical Council Del.: Kenneth Baker
Newsletter: Margaret Russell
Nominating: Kristi Burns
Publicity / Social Media: Kristi Burns
Refreshments/Hosptality: Terry VanZoest
Research Services: Wayne Loney
Special Projects: Vacant
Website: Kristi Burns


GENERAL MEETINGS are held the third Monday of each month except July and August at the Portage District Library.  See the Events Page for more details.
WEBINARS are held the fourth Monday at the Zhang Legacy Collections Center at 1:00 pm.  See the Events Page for more details and exact dates and times.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS meet monthly at times and locations decided upon by their members.  Currently there is a user group for Family Tree Maker software users.  See the Events Page for more details.
BOARD MEETINGS  are held the first Wednesday of the month at Portage District Library at 6:30 pm.  Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings. See the Events Page for details.
https://www.facebook.com/mikvgs.org/  FACEBOOK lists upcoming meetings and special events. 
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