Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan


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! 


The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan shall have the following purposes:
  • To be an organization exclusively historical and/or educational;
  • To preserve and perpetuate the records and cultural heritage of our Irish ancestors;
  • To compile, prepare, publish, preserve and promote material of Irish genealogical and/or historical significance;
  • To create interest and aid individual members of the Society and the general public in the compilation of their genealogies;
  • To cooperate with other genealogical and historical societies in matters of Irish genealogical interest;
  • To sponsor and encourage educational courses and activities in Irish genealogy and history.


Meeting Place and Times


The IGSM holds their meeting at the Gaelic League of Detroit, 2068 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216.  The meeting are normally held on the third or fourth Saturday of the month, from September through June, except December, at 1:30 pm. Schedule changes do occur because of Gaelic League events. Check the events page for a schedule of upcoming meetings and topics. 



Operating Year: September 2023 - August 2024

President: Jessi McKenna
Vice President: Bob W. Gaffrey
Treasurer: Marilyn A. Couture
Recording Secretary: Erin J. Keem
Corresponding Secretary: Dave Keem
Committee Chairpersons
Achieves/Historian: Vacant
Editor/Newsletter: Richard Handley
FGS Delegate: Richard A. Doherty
Finance: Marilyn A. Couture
Gaelic League Delegate: Marilyn A. Couture
Hospitality: Charlotte Neary
Immediate Past President: Bob W. Gaffrey
Membership: Bob W. Gaffrey
Michigan Genealogical Council : Richard M. Doherty
Nominating: Bob W. Gaffrey
Programs: Heather S. Limas
Publication: Vacant
Publicity: Bob W. Gaffrey
Query Research: Jessi McKenna
Social Media: Bob W. Gaffrey
United Irish Societies: Dave Keem
Webmaster: Edward C. Redmer