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, April 27, 2019
1:30 p.m.
 
Using Oral History to Complement Ireland
Genealogy Resources and Research Techniques
by Richard M. Doherty
 
at the Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
 
Please join us for Dick Doherty's presentation, "Using Oral History to Complement Ireland Genealogy Resources and Research Techniques."
 
Richard M. Doherty is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author with over 40 years of experience who specializes in Irish research. He has made 37 research trips to Ireland, and has lectured on various Irish genealogical topics since 1982 in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland, including two Irish Genealogical Congresses (Trinity College, Dublin, and Maynooth College, Co. Kildare, Ireland); the Back To Our Past event at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin; and the 1st Celtic Connections Conference in Waltham, MA.  Dick has appeared on televised talk shows discussing Irish genealogy, and has a personal Irish library of over 750 books. He has been president of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan (1998-2000 and 2004-2006), the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (1986-1988 and 2011-2015), and the Oaklan custom book reports County Genealogical Society (1979-1983).
 
Dick is the Director of Celtic Quest, LLC, organizing genealogical research trips to Ireland’s archives and repositories. Dick is a delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Michigan Genealogical Council, and is also a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.


Coming Events
Saturday, Apr. 27th
“The Importance of Blending Proper Research Techniques with Family Oral History”
Please join us for Dick Doherty's presentation, “The Importance of Blending Proper Research Techniques with Family Oral History”
Saturday, May. 18th
"A New Look at Brick Walls: the Genealogy N.I.N.J.A."
Please join us for Dan Earl's presentation, "A New Look at Brick Walls: the Genealogy N.I.N.J.A."
Saturday, Jun. 15th
We’d love for you to join us on our annual field trip!
This year we’ll be traveling to the historic Mill Race Village. ($5 per person)   The history of Northville, Michigan, is alive at Mill Race Village. Created in 1972 by the Northville Historical Society, the village serves as a focal point for the Northville community while preserving architectural styles ...