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. Our meeting is open to everyone who can attend at the Gaelic League.  Zoom invitations are sent out to members only due to capacity limitations.



May 2024 Meeting

 
Next Meeting Saturday, May 18th 2024, 1:30 PM
 
@ Zoom Only Due to Technical Difficulties
 
Please join us for the next monthly ZOOM ONLY meeting of the 2023 - 2024 season featuring Katherine Willson as our featured speaker.  Reminders for this meeting will be emailed out to members as the date approaches.  Zoom invitations are sent out to members only due to capacity limitations.

 
Irish Immigrants to Michigan in 1830's/1840's: Two Case Studies---
 
This presentation demonstrates the methodology used to successfully document the backgrounds of two different Irish Immigrant families who came into Michigan in the 1800s. One family resided in New York and Pennsylvania before settling in Michigan in the 1830s, and the other resided in Canada for about 30 years prior to moving to Michigan before 1870.
 
Katherine Willson
 
Katherine R. Willson is an engaging and dynamic genealogy lecturer at regional and nation events; a full-time researcher for private clients; and a genealogy educator for 25+ years. She is the founder & past Present of the Virtual Genealogical Association, past President of the Michigan Genealogical Council, and past board member for the Association of Professional Genealogist. Katherine has coordinated and taught courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogist, with sessions focused to America's westward expansion, and on teaching genealogy courses in your community. Her website at SocialMediaGenealogy.com contains multiple resources, including a catalog of 17,000+ genealogy/history links on Facebook, a catalog of 190+ genealogy YouTube channels, and a catalog of 76 genealogy podcasts.

Coming Events
Saturday, Jun. 15th
Come Get Help with Your Irish Family History Research!
Members are invited and encouraged to come down to the Gaelic League and spend some time with your friends and work on your family history research questions and genealogy skills. Bring your files, records, family trees and laptops with your work and let’s dig in!   Refreshments will be provided. ...