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!

Happy New Year!

We hope you will join us Monday evening, February 19, at 7 pm for our February General meeting. Following the business meeting, Allen County Public Library Senior Genealogy Librarian Kate McKenzie will present "PERSI."
The Periodical Source Index, PERSI, is the premier subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals, produced by The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library staff. This valuable resource provides over 3.1 million citations to readily available periodical sources. Mark your calendar. You won't want to miss Kate McKenzie and her program "PERSI"!
This meeting event is hybrid (Portage District Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI, and on Zoom). Socializing and refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm at the library. KVGS members can expect to receive a meeting reminder with a Zoom registration link a few days before the meeting. Or, you may register on Zoom through the website EVENTS page.
Until then, if you missed an earlier program, such as Portage City Historian at Portage District Library Steve Rossio's excellent January 15, 2024 program "One Room Schools: Understanding the Development of Michigan One Room Schools," or perhaps you missed one of our informative Skills Sessions from September 2020 to June 2023, you're not too late!. You will find program recordings and handouts for many programs under our website's MEMBERS/RECORDINGS section. You must remember to log in as a member first.
See you February 19!
KVGS Board

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.

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 ...

Family Tree Maker User’s Group (SIG)
  Meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. New users and experienced users of the software gather to help ...

Michigan Pioneer Certificate Meeting
  Join KVGS members as they research their ancestors who lived in MI before Dec. 31, 1880 to apply for the Michigan Pioneer Certificate.  Contact ...

KVGS General Meeting and Program "Fort Custer National Cemetery," by Ryan Sanford
  March 2024 General meeting. Following the business meeting, Ryan Sanford will present "Fort Custer National Cemetary."    Fort Custer National Cemetery, near Augusta, MI, in Kalamazoo County, ...

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 ...

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/