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, November 18, 2017
1:30 p.m.
 
Beyond Dry Facts: Tells Your Ancestors' Story
by Laura Hedgecock
 
at the Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
 
 
Laura Hedgecock is an author, storyteller, speaker, and GeneaBlogger obsessed with family history and passionate about helping others tell their personal and family stories. Maybe that’s because she came to family history via storytelling.
She’s the author of two books (so far). Blogging for Family History: How Launch a Blogsite and Make It Successful, guides family historians as they choose a website-building platform through making their blog or website shine. Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life guides and empowers memory collectors and family storytellers with down-to-earth, practical storytelling advice and creative ideas for preserving and sharing personal and family stories.
Along with Pat Richley-Erickson (aka DearMYRTLE), Hedgecock heads up the leadership team for GeneaBloggersTRIBE, a group of 3100+ online genealogy content providers. Ms. Hedgecock’s website TreasureChestofMemories.com is full of family history and storytelling resources and her blog (TreasureChestofMemories.com/blog) is all about preserving and sharing memories and stories. A member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Mrs. Hedgecock enjoys speaking at workshops for retirees, local genealogy clubs and events, and on the radio, spreading the message that personal and family narratives connect loved ones with their family and ancestry.
In addition, Ms. Hedgecock serves as a webmaster for various websites, frequently guest-posts at other genealogy sites, and serves as an officer for Detroit Working Writers and her local Toastmaster’s club.
When she’s not writing or playing webmaster, Ms. Hedgecock enjoys spending time with her husband, playing soccer, nature photography, and finding her roots—which might explain her messy house.


Coming Events
Saturday, Nov. 18th
Beyond Dry Facts: Telling Your Ancestors’ Story
Laura Hedgecock is an author, storyteller, speaker, and GeneaBlogger obsessed with family history and passionate about helping others tell their personal and family stories. Maybe that’s because she came to family history via storytelling. She’s the author of two books (so far). Blogging for Family History: How Launch a ...
Saturday, Jan. 20th
TITLE: COME HOME (TAR ABHAILE)
My name is Mike Kelly, born and raised in the Detroit area. I spent the first six months of my life at 5656 Christiancy Ave., tucked behind Holy Redeemer Church at the corner of Vernor and Junction. Both my parents were raised in the area and attended Holy Redeemer ...
Saturday, Feb. 17th
Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records
It all started when Ontario native, Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS, wanted the girls in her local Girl Guide group to learn about their heritage. Why not teach them about researching their family history? To do so, Kathryn first had to learn how to research her own Canadian, English and ...