Ingham County Genealogical Society

What's New

We are saddened to report the death of a long time friend and charter member of the Ingham County Genealogical Society, John Castle.  John passed away on September 30, 2020 in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 93. No Memorial events are currently scheduled.  According to John's wishes his ashes will be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason.
Our beloved genealogy library, which has been located in a small room on the second floor of the Mason branch of the Capital Area District Library for over 20 years, must be relocated by the end of the year due to a renovation of the building and the Library's need to utilize the space.  
The collection will be temporarily stored in an 8 ft x 16 ft climate controlled trailer specifically designed to allow the books, etc. to be shelved and easily retrieved by researchers.  The books, etc. have been packed.  The anticipated move date is the first part of November. Keep checking this website's  President's Blog  for the latest information.
As with any move once we started packing, we realized there were some things that were no longer needed by the Society and some books that were donated but do not directly relate to Ingham County.  Given the limited space we will be moving into, the Society is offering these items - first come, first get.  A donation is asked in lieu of a specific dollar amount for each item.  A list of these items can be found under the "Genealogy in the News" tab.
VOLUNTEER!  Now more than ever, with the move from CADL-Mason and the need to get as much of our resource information on line as we can to assist researchers, we need volunteers.  ICGS has no paid staff. If you would like to become more active in our society, and contribute to making our resources available on line, consider volunteering. Contact Audrey Martini for more information.
MONTHLY MEETINGS CONTINUE:  All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month (except January, June, and July) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  With events surrounding the pandemic, until further notice our future meetings will be held online. For information on how to access the online meeting contact Audrey Martini.  We use ZOOM which allows access via computer, or your telephone.  Members will receive an email with the url link and meeting ID prior to each meeting, or contact any member of the Board.  
MEMBER ACCESS:  Members must login to access their membership profile, contribute to the Surname list, access archived information and search our members-only information.  Forget your password?  Contact our webmaster.
NON-MEMBER ACCESS: Non-members also benefit from the ICGS public databases, Index Files, and the Library card catalog.  Become a member today to access even more files - for as low as $15.
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November 12
November Membership Meeting
Gary Wilkes will do a presentation on "The Underground Railroad in Michigan".  The regularly scheduled November 2020 membership meeting will be held online via ZOOM.  ...
November 13
Virtual Genealogical Association 2020 Conference
Listed sessions will be recorded and closed captioning will be added.  Recordings will be available for 6 months (through May 15, 2021).  Visit the conference ...
November 14
2020 MI MGC Fall Family History Event
Featured presenter is Sonny Morton.  For more information, click here.
December 5
Capital Area DNA Interest Group Quarterly Meeting
Once again we will be meeting via Zoom.  All are welcome regardless of level of expertise.
December 10
December Membership Meeting
The regularly scheduled December 2020 membership meeting will be held online via ZOOM.  All are welcome.  For additional information contact Audrey Martini.