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, October 19, 2019
1:30 p.m.
 
Connecting the Points on Your Famiy Map
by Derek Blount
 
at the Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
 
Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”.  He has worked for 30 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches.  Derek was born in England and specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations.  He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.  He has lectured on numerous genealogy subjects for the past six years to many of the Michigan genealogical societies.  He also serves as Vice President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and is also on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.  Derek also holds memberships in the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan and the Welsh-American Genealogical Society. He holds memberships in the Association of Genealogical Professionals and the Society of Genealogists in London.  Derek also serves as the Genealogist for the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit.
 
 


Coming Events
Saturday, Oct. 19th
“Connecting the Points on your Family Map” – A review of modes of transportation and routes across t
Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”.  He has worked for 30 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches.  Derek was born in England and specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth ...
Saturday, Nov. 16th
“Navigating Ireland’s High C’s: Civil Registration and Census”
Richard M. Doherty is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author with over 40 years of experience who specializes in Irish research. He has made 38 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 ...
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 ...