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 2021 - June 2022


Board
President: Janet Wright
Vice-President / Program Chair: Richard Nuss, Jr.
Secretary: Madelynn Locker
Treasurer: Rob Servis
Past President: Mary Hodges
Trustee: Beverly Grambau
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.: Mary Purchase
Newsletter: Margaret Russell
Nominating: Selma Comstock
Nominating: Gayle Franklin
Publicity / Social Media: Ms. Cheryl Cavalear
Refreshments/Hosptality: Terry VanZoest
Research Services: Wayne Loney
Special Projects: Vacant
Website: Rob Servis
 

Meetings

GENERAL MEETINGS are held the third Monday of each month except December, July, and August on the Zoom platform beginning September 2020.  See the Events Page for more details.
 
SKILLS SESSIONS are held the fourth Monday of each month except December, July, and August on the Zoom platform beginning September 2020.  See the Events Page for more details.
 
WEBINARS are not able to be held this year since the Zhang Legacy Collections Center at WMU is not yet open to the public.  Watch the Events Page or the monthly newsletter for more details.
 
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, a German Genealogy group, and two writers groups.  All interest groups are meeting either on Zoom or by email.  Contact info@mikvgs.org if you have questions about interest groups.
 
BOARD MEETINGS  are held the first Wednesday of the month on the Zoom platform.  Members are welcome to attend Board Meetings, even virtual ones. See the Events Page for meeting details or email info@mikvgs.org to be added to the email invitation list for Zoom board meetings..
 
https://www.facebook.com/mikvgs.org/  FACEBOOK lists upcoming meetings and special events. 
 
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