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, January 18, 2020
1:30 p.m.
 
"Don't Tell Me You Can't Find Anything on FamilySearch.org"
by Dr. Barbara Hofmann and Kathy Stricher
 
at the Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
 
 


Dr. Barbara Hofmann and Kathy Stricher describe their presentation: "FamilySearch has thousands of FREE record collections (almost 2,400 of them are on the https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/listsite), and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. Many more FREE record collections have been digitized and are accessible only through the Family Search Library Catalog (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search).
"These sets were digitized from FHL microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse the unindexed records. There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors - waypoints, volumes, volume indexes, etc. This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, vital, church, and other unindexed records."
After the presentation, we want to try to help attendees with their specific research problems for which FamilySearch digital microfilm may provide the solution.
Attendees are requested to decide on a problem statement for one of your ancestors or localities - something specific pertaining to one of your ancestors and/or a specific place (non-Ireland).
The hope is that we can go through several of these problems on the screen, and perhaps some of our more experienced researchers can help other attendees. We will pass a sheet around to collect the problem statements during the presentation.

 



Coming Events
Saturday, Jan. 18th
"Don't Tell Me You Can't Find Anything on FamilySeach.org"
Dr. Barbara Hofmann and Kathy Stricher describe their presentation: "FamilySearch has thousands of FREE record collections (almost 2,400 of them are on the https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/listsite), and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. Many more FREE record collections have been digitized and are accessible only ...
Saturday, Feb. 15th
Historic U.S. Federal Census Records
Kathy Petlewski's presentation, "Historic U.S. Federal Census Records" -   covers the first 23 population schedules as well as the lesser known special schedules, such as mortality, DDD. agricultural, manufacturing, and veterans schedules; the information they contain, and where to find them online
Saturday, Mar. 28th
"Do's and Don'ts of Cemetery Research"
Gail Hershenzon....More information to follow.