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 25th 2023
at The Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
     Please join us for the next monthly Hybrid meeting of the 2022-23 season featuring Judy Nimer Muhn as our featured speaker. Reminders for this meeting will be emailed out to members as the date approaches.

     The title of this month’s talk is: Ontario Research:  Finding Your Maple Leaf Connection. The records of Ontario begin before the formation of what is now called Canada. Native Americans lived here for centuries with European settlements initially a part of the fur trade. By 1668, the first European settlement at Sault Ste Marie and records for “Quebec”, "Upper Canada" and "Canada West" and more created the sources that carry us from the early settlements into the modern Canadian census records, vital records and more that will link you to your ancestor. Learn about how to connect across the border and the records that can help you!






      Judy is  a writer, speaker, blogger, presenter, researcher and current President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society. Judy has been researching her family tree from the age of 12, specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American, Scottish and Michigan, Ontario and Quebec research. Beginning as a professional genealogist in Europe in 1993, she has lectured at the National Genealogical Society’s conferences, RootsTech and RootsTech Connect, Federation of Genealogical Societies, as well as conferences in Europe and around the United States. She is currently writing a book of the matrilineal descent of her oldest female ancestor from Normandy, France. Owner of Lineage Journeys, she conducts research for clients and offers presentations in churches, libraries and organizations.


Download a Sample of the Irish Tree
       The Irish Tree is the publication of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan.  It is published nine times a year and is one of the benefits of membership in the Society.  The Irish Tree offers regular updates on the latest developments in Irish genealogy and records, a column focussed on modern DNA-based genetic genealogy, general interest articles, and event announcements for several local genealogy organizations.  Please click on the image above to download a sample copy.

Coming Events
Saturday, Mar. 25th
Ontario Research: Finding your Maple Leaf Connection
Presented by Judy Nimer Muhn
Saturday, Apr. 15th
Destination; The Genealogy Center in First Wayne, Indiana
Presented by Melissa Tennant-Rzepczynski
Saturday, May. 20th
Using the Michigan Biographical Index for Research, including the Civil War Irish Brigades
Presented by Jim Jackson