Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society -- Kalamazoo, MI
The Washington DC trip will take place Sunday, October 23 - Saturday, October 29, 2022. The trip this year is being sponsored by the Portage Senior Center. Contact or stop by the Portage Senior Center at 320 Library Lane, Portage MI  49002 to make your travel reservations TODAY!! THE 2022 TRIP WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.  WE WILL TRY AGAIN IN 2023.
Portage Senior Center Travel Office/Reservations: 269.324.9239
Dawn Shilts (shiltsd@portagemi.gov), Travel Coordinator can answer all your questions.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Payment made payable to Portage Senior Center

This tour is specifically designed for genealogical research purposes and will do daily drop-off and pick-up from the three research facilities: The DAR Library, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress.  However, the coach will be available for extra excursions in which our group may wish to participate. Such options will include a visit to:

National Archives and Records Administration

Library of Congress (Local history and Genealogy Reading Room)

Daughters of the American Revolution Library

Mount Vernon (Home of George Washington) - (group outing, extra charge)


There are ample shopping opportunities and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel as well. Rooms have free wireless internet for evening research and kitchens with refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, coffee makers and dishes.  There is a business center located on the property for your convenience.


The Genealogical Research Tour Will Include:

  • Transportation by deluxe Cardinal Motor Coach with tour manager. 
  • Six nights accomodations at the Arlington Court Suites Hotel in Arlington, VA.
  • Six full American breakfasts.