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It is a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

- Plutarch

Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
Oshtemo Historical Society
Southwest Michigan
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We would like to welcome you to the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society's website!  We serve historians and genealogists who are interested in the Kalamazoo River Valley Region of Michigan.

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October 2015


KVGS General Meeting, 6:15pm
Portage District Library
Skills Session
(6:15pm): TBD
Main Topic
(7:00pm): "How to Be a Better Researcher" will be presented by Joyce Beedie, President, Vanburen Regional Genealogical Society, and KVGS member.
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Washington DC Bus Trip
Carolyn Mack Tours, LLC
Designed for genealogical research or you can Tour-On-Your-Own for the popular annual trip to Washington, DC.

Other Events View All Events

September 2015


Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society Meeting, 7:00
Webster Memorial Library
"Features of Family Tree Maker" will be presented by Tom Wrench, Webmaster, Kalamazoo Valley Genealogocal Society. Tom will also present the many resources available on the KVGS website for your genealogical research.

October 2015


Oshtemo Historical Society, 7:00pm
Kalamazoo Public Library
With this field trip to the KPL, Kay Oplinger will show you how to "Write Your Own Obituary & That of Others."

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