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Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society -- Kalamazoo, MI
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KVGS General Meeting and Program
Monday, April 15
KVGS General Meeting and Program "The Art of the Story," by Michael Delaware  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Portage District Library AND Zoom
 
April 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, Author, Vlogger & Podcaster Michael Delaware will present "The Art of Story."
 
Michael is an active Vlogger on YouTube and host of the podcast Tales of Southwest Michigan's Past. His new book, "Victorian Southwest Michigan True Crime," will be released through History Press on March 11, 2024, and includes seventeen lost true crime stories from Southwest Michigan History.
 
This event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm at the library.
 
Join us in person or by Zoom online - we hope to see you!
 
Register in advance if attending on Zoom:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with login information to join the meeting. You can keep confirmation in a convenient location and use it to log into the meeting about 10 minutes before it starts.



Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)
Wednesday, May 1
Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)  (KVGS Events)
10:00 am
Zoom
 
Meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. New users and experienced users of the software gather to help each other with their questions and problems. Tips and discoveries are shared. Join the group by requesting a Zoom link from Bev Grambau at kazoobev@gmail.com.
 


Board Meeting
Monday, May 6
Board Meeting  (KVGS Events)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom
 
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, contact Pam Cassino (info@mikvgs.org) to be added to the list of attendees.


Michigan Pioneer Certificate Meeting
Thursday, May 9
Michigan Pioneer Certificate Meeting  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm
Zoom
 
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 Cotugno (janinecotugno@yahoo.com or 269-629-9242) if you'd like to join the group.  They plan to meet monthly.
 


11th Annual Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with featured speaker Ari Wilkins
Friday, May 10 through Saturday, May 11
11th Annual Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with featured speaker Ari Wilkins  (Other Genealogical Events)
Participate online or onsite in downtown Lansing
 
The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society is a member of the Michigan Genealogical Council and is pleased to provide you with information on their upcoming family history seminar.
 
11th Annual Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar
May 10 at 12:00 pm - May 11 at 5:00 pm EDT
 
Ari Wilkins
 
Participate online or onsite in downtown Lansing for the 11th Annual Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2024. This two-day program, hosted by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, promotes family history and enhances genealogy research skills. Ari Wilkins is this year’s featured speaker and joins an exciting lineup of sessions and presenters.
 
The Archives of Michigan is pleased to continue offering this flagship annual gathering as a hybrid event. In addition, the Archives of Michigan will offer the following additions to this year’s seminar:
  • A free pre-seminar session on probate records on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. (for online access, please register separately).
  • A continental breakfast for onsite attendees on both Friday and Saturday at no additional charge.
  • Lunch for onsite attendees on both Friday and Saturday at no additional charge.
  • Extended research hours in the Archives of Michigan reading room.
  • Recordings of seminar sessions available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
More information about the featured speaker, program details, and to register is available at the MGC website:  https://www.michigan.gov/mhc/archives/family-history-seminar.
 


2024 Virtual Family History Conference - Expanding Possibilities
Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18
2024 Virtual Family History Conference - Expanding Possibilities  (Other Genealogical Events)
Virtual Event
 
The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society is a member of the National Genealogical Society and is pleased to provide you with information on their upcoming national conference.
 
The National Genealogical Society Family History Conference is a premier annual event for family historians, professional genealogists, hobbyists, and history buffs. There are also special events planned for organizations: societies, libraries, archives, and museums.
 
The 2024 Family History Conference, Expanding Possibilities, will be online. Attendees can choose from dozens of new lectures for family history researchers at all levels by the nation’s premier genealogical speakers.
 
For more information and to register, see:  https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/.
 


KVGS General Meeting / Program:
Monday, May 20
KVGS General Meeting / Program: "Planning a Research Vacation & Washington D.C.Trip"  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Portage District Library AND Zoom
 
April 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, KVGS Vice President/Program Chair Jim Jackson will Present "Planning a Research Vacation & Washington D.C. Trip."
 
Jim will provide helpful tips for planning a research trip, whether solely for research or a side trip during your family vacation. Jim's talk will be followed by a panel of several members who will share their experiences of KVGS's trips to Washington D.C and provide  information about joining a Washington D.C. research trip planned for September 8 - 14, 2024,
 
This event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm at the library.
 
Join us in person or by Zoom online - we hope to see you!
 
Register in advance if attending on Zoom:
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with login information. Keep your confirmation in a convenient location and use it to log into the meeting about 10 minutes before it starts.



Board Meeting
Monday, June 3
Board Meeting  (KVGS Events)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom
 
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, contact Pam Cassino (info@mikvgs.org) to be added to the list of attendees.


Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)
Wednesday, June 5
Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)  (KVGS Events)
10:00 am
Zoom
 
Meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. New users and experienced users of the software gather to help each other with their questions and problems. Tips and discoveries are shared. Join the group by requesting a Zoom link from Bev Grambau at kazoobev@gmail.com.
 


KVGS General Meeting / Program: Presenter Bobbie Mathis, onCemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration
Monday, June 17
KVGS General Meeting / Program: Presenter Bobbie Mathis, onCemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm
Portage District Library AND Zoom
 
June 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, Presenter Bobbie Mathis will give an informative talk on Cemetery Memorials Cleaning & Restoration.
 
This event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm at the library.
 
Join us in person or online via Zoom. We hope to see you!
 
Register in advance if attending on Zoom:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with login information. Please keep your confirmation in a convenient location and use it to log into the meeting about 10 minutes before it starts.



Zoom Meeting #1 - Details of DC Research Trip
Wednesday, July 10
Zoom Meeting #1 - Details of DC Research Trip  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm
Zoom
 
Register to join a July 10 Zoom meeting for details about the Washington, DC research trip Sept 8-14, 2024.  Trip details are listed under the RESEARCH tab on the KVSG website: http://mikvgs.org
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Save your confirmation and use it to join the meeting about 10 minutes before it begins on July 10.
 
 
 
 



Zoom Meeting #2 - Details of DC Research Trip
Wednesday, August 7
Zoom Meeting #2 - Details of DC Research Trip  (KVGS Events)
7:00 pm
Zoom
 
Register to join an August 7 Zoom meeting for details about the Washington, DC research trip Sept 8-14, 2024.  Trip details are listed under the RESEARCH tab on the KVSG website: http://mikvgs.org
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Save your confirmation and use it to join the meeting about 10 minutes before it begins on August 7.
 
 
 
 



Washington, D.C. - INDEPENDENT Research Trip
Sunday, September 8 through Saturday, September 14
Washington, D.C. - INDEPENDENT Research Trip  (KVGS Events)
Washington, D.C.
 
Join other genealogists for five days of research in the nation's capitol.  Click on RESEARCH TRIPS in the left-side navigation panel for details. The trip is open to anyone who wants to join.
 
May 20 KVGS meeting at 7:00 pm: Planning a Research Vacation & Washington D.C. Trip by a panel of members who have planned research trips both nationally and internationally.
 
July 10: 7:00 p.m Zoom meeting for additional trip information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88929698722
 
August 7: 7:00 p.m Zoom meeting for additional trip information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88929698722