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 21, 2017
1:30 p.m.
 
Scotch Irish Research
by Derek Blount
 
at the Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
 
 

“Scotch Irish Research” - Derek Blount will review some of the records now available after the fire in the 1922 destroyed 700 years of records. Derek will do a review of online records and records still not digitized and how to find them.
 
Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”. He has worked for 29 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches. He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg. 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. 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, 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 ...