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 2021 - August 2022

President: Bob Gaffrey
Vice President: Jessi McKenna
Treasurer: Marilyn Couture
Recording Secretary: Erin Keem
Correcsponding Secretary: Dave Keem
Committee Chairpersons
Archieves/Historian: Margaret Frank
Editor/Newsletter: Richard Handley
FGS Delegate: Richard Doherty
Finance: Marilyn Couture
Gaelic League Delegate: Marilyn Couture
Hospitality: Charlotte Neary
Immediate Past President: Bill O'Reilly
Librarian: Maureen Allenson
Membership: Beth Conlin
Michigan Genealogical Council : Richard Doherty
Nominating: Bill O'Reilly
Programs: Vacant
Publication: Vacant
Publicity: Margaret Najarian
Query Research: Jessi McKenna
Social Media: Bob Gaffrey
Surname Registry: Margaret Frank
United Irish Societies: Dave Keem
Webmaster: Edward Redmer