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, September 20, 2014
1:30 pm
Using Social Media as a Tool in Genealogy Research
Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
Waldraut (Wally) Schlegel's lecture will be about how to use social media in genealogical research. Wally was born in Germany to ethnic Germans who were displaced from their homeland after World War II.  Emigrating to Windsor Ontario with her family in 1950, she was educated there before moving with her husband to the States in the Bicentennial year.  She has been an active staff member of the Bloomfield Hills Family History Center (BHFHC) for over 15 years.  Her specialties include knowledge of eastern German settlements of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the German language and a proficiency in reading the old Gothic German script. She is heavily involved with the Hrastovac Research Group, transcribing and posting village church records on the internet for the Donauschwaben (German) ethnic group.  Wally has spoken at previous BHFHC seminars (was the organizer of the 2006 and 2009 seminars), the local FEEFHS conference in 2004, and at other local Genealogical and Historical Societies. 

Coming Events
Saturday, Sep. 20th
Using Social Media as a Tool in Genealogy Research
at 1:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 15th
Presentation by Brenda Halseth
at 1:30 pm