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The wise man must remember while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

- Herbert Spencer

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April 2015


KVGS General Meeting, 6:15pm
Portage District Library
Skill Session
(6:15pm): Collection of Comstock School photos from Becky Buccilli and her research on the Hatfield, Stevens, Boody, Lamb, Wood, and Boughton families.
Main Topic
(7:00pm): "Planning a Productive Summer/Genealogy Vacation," presented by Jim Jackson.
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May 2015


KVGS General Meeting, 6:15pm
Portage District Library
Skill Session
(6:15pm): TBD
Main Topic
(7:00pm): "The Orphan Train," presented by Shirley Hodges.
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Other Events View All Events

April 2015


Western Michigan Genelogical Society Meeting, 12:00
Ryerson Auditorium, Grand Rapids Public Library
Mini-Class (12:00pm): Prepping for the Allen County Public Library.
Main Topic (1:30pm): "Dutch Women Imigrants of Grand Rapids," presented by Janet Sjaarda Sheers.



Oshtemo Historical Society, 7:00pm
Oshtemo Township Hall
Pam Pender will present "The Settlement of Van Buren County & Resources of the VBC Genealogical Society."


2015 Family History/Genealogy Seminar, 8:00am
Lansing Family History Center
There will be 52 classes and activities. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Registration is available on-line.


Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society Meeting, 7:00
Webster Memorial Library
Civil War Series: "Michigan Boys in Blue Allegan and Northern Van Buren County" will be presented by John Urschel.

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