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. 
Thirty-five  members Zoomed in November 16 to hear Brian Rhinehart speak about "Navigating the Records of the War of 1812."  The recording and handout are in the RECORDINGS area of this website.  You must be logged in as a member to see the RECORDINGS tab in the left-side navigation panel.
There will be no meetings or newsletter in December.
Mark your January calendar, however, for the general meeting January 18.  Judy Russell, the "Legal Genealogist," will speak about using negative evidence as proof.
Thanksgiving and the holidays will soon be here.  Have you thought of writing a brief family history as a gift for the grandkids?  Made a photo album to share virtually with famiy members in a Zoom meeting? Given yourself the gift of a membership in the genealogical society where your family lived?  Now is a good time to plan ahead and give a "gift of genealogy" to your loved ones.
"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 ...

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. 

KVGS General Meeting
No meeting this month.  See you in January 2021.

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 ...

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/