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

The 2020-2021 KVGS year is here!  Programs are virtual using the Zoom platform. 
The October general meeting will be Monday the 19th at 7:00 pm.  This is the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower and the speaker will be Dr. Grace Smith, Governor of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan.  Dr. Smith also has local connections: the Bliss and Buxton families of Cooper and Alamo Townships and also Plainwell, MI. A brief business meeting will precede the program.
The Skills Session will be October 26, also at 7:00 pm.  The presenter will share tips for using the new Allen County Public Library website and catalog. The session will last about forty-five minutes with time to ask questions.
"See" you at the meetings.
Jan Wright, President

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.

CANCELLED Research trip to Washington, DC
CANCELLED.  Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.  It has been re-scheduled for September 26-October 1, 2021.  Hope you can join us!  Join a group of ...

German Genealogy Interest Group
This group meets to share and expand their knowledge of German genealogy - Germans in Europe and America, finding and understanding German records, reading old ...

KVGS Skills Session
Join fellow genealogists for a skills session via Zoom, rather than in-person.  If you would like information about how to join the meeting, please contact ...

Family Tree Maker User Group
Join other FTM software users for discussion and problem solving. This group currently holds virtual meetings by Zoom.  Contact Bev Grambau (kazoobev@gmail.com) to be added ...

Board Meeting
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, ...

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/