Welcome

Welcome to the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan. The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a non-denominational organization focusing on genealogical research in all thirty-two counties of the Emerald Isle. The society is open to everyone! 


 
 


 
Next Meeting
Saturday, June 20, 2015
1:30 p.m.
 
Holy Cross Cemetery Tour 
with Chris Clemens
 
8850 Dix Avenue
Detroit, MI 48209
 
 
Please join us for the IGSM Annual Field Trip. We will meet at our home base: The Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI at 12:30 p.m., and depart from there at 1:00 p.m. If you choose to, you can join us at the cemetery, where the presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m.
 
Detroit's Holy Cross Cemetery, 8850 Dix Ave, Detroit, MI 48209 is a collage of persons whose immigrant dreams landed them in an area budding with industry. The cemetery's evolution reflects the waves of immigration, from the early French to the Irish, Germans, Hungarians, Poles, and Hispanics. From its 1838 2-acre roots to its current 65-acre span, Holy Cross Cemetery filled the need for a Catholic cemetery on Detroit's west side. (Arcadia Publishing)
 
For assistance in finding ancestor's grave at Holy Cross Cemetery, there are approximately 15,000 graves on findagrave.com. Also, the Downriver Genealogical Society has published 12 books of graves by alphabet for individuals buried in Holy Cross. These books are in their library housed in Taylor Community Library open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 - 5:00.
 
 

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