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, March 20, 2021
1:30 p.m.
 
Big City Blues?
Researching Urban Ancestors
by Kris Rzepczynsk
 
 
Online Only
 
 
Please join us for Kris Rzepczynsk's, "Big City Blues? Researching Urban Ancestors. Using case studies from Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, this program will explore successful strategies for researching ancestors in large urban centers across the U.S.
 
Kris Rzepczynsk is a Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history and Michigan research, Kris has worked in the genealogical community for nearly 20 years. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University. Kris has presented at national, state, and local conferences, including the Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Historical Society of Michigan, Indiana Historical Society, and for dozens of local genealogical societies and public libraries.

A former Vice-President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a former President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society, his current memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, and Historical Society of Michigan.

 

 


Coming Events
Saturday, Mar. 20th
Big City Blues? Researching Urban Ancestors
Big City Blues? Researching Urban Ancestors Using case studies from Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, this program will explore successful strategies for researching ancestors in large urban centers across the U.S.   Kris Rzepczynsk is a Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history ...
Saturday, Apr. 17th
"Beyond the population schedule"
Jim Jackson
Saturday, May. 15th
“Secrets of the US Federal Census - How Did Enumeration Really Work”
Biography – Thomas MacEntee Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology andsocial media to improve genealogy research and to connect with the family history community. What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You ...