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

Happy New Year!
I hope you'll be able to attend the first KVGS program of the new year.  It should help many of us procrastinators find ways to share our genealogy discoveries.  Several members will share how they "get the word out" through photos, scrapbooks, blogs, posters, articles for newsletters, recipe collections, quilts, etc.  All attendees are encouraged to bring along examples of how they have shared their family history with others.
Have you checked out the unidentified photos on the website?  If any of those photos belong to you, contact info@mikvgs.org and the originals will be given to you.  The set dated 1906-07 are glass slides of a family in Kalamazoo.  The glass slides hve been given to the Archives at WMU but the scans are available to anyone to download and keep.
See you January 20!
Jan Wright

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.

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: Member Janine reed will share her medical discoveries through DNA testing. 7:00 General Meeting: Share and Preserve What you Have.  Several KVGS ...

Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. Contact Jan Wright (269.349.8622 or janwright8607@yahoo.com) for more information to make certain the group is ...

Board Meeting
Monthly board meetings are open to members. Come see the Board in action. Directions...

KVGS General Meeting
6:15 Skill Session: Member Rob Servis will detail the new Find-a-Grave. 7:00 General Meeting: Family Search.  NOTE:  THis meeting will be held at the Church ...

DAR Workshop
Join DAR members to receive help filling out DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) application forms.  Contact Gloria Culp (pipersacre@sbcglobal.net or 269.203.6649) for details. ...

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/