Ingham County Genealogical Society

March is Women's History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as "Women's History Week."  Throughout the next five years Congress continued to pass join resolutions designating a week in March as "Women's History Week."  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as "Women's History Month".  Between 1988 and 1994 Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month.  Since 1995 presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the Month of March as "Women's History Month."  These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. ( 


ONE ROOM SCHOOLS PRESENTATION:  At the March 11, 2021 monthly ICGS meeting, Audrey Martini will be sharing some of the work she and other members of the Ingham County Historical Commission did on rural one-room schools in Ingham County.  The work was done in preparation of an exhibit planned for the Ingham County Courthouse - before COVID-19.  Once the restrictions have been lifted, the entire exhibit and information will be displayed for all to view.  
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 Membership Secretary
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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March 11
March Membership Meeting
Audrey Martini will talk about rural one-room schools in Ingham County. She will share from the work she and other members of the Ingham County ...
March 13
Using Newspapers & More at the Library of Michigan
Librarian Matt Pacer will show you how to use the Library of Michigan's online and physical collections to discover your ancestors in the news and ...
March 20
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Effect on Our Ancestors
More Americans were killed by the global 1918 influenza (Spanish Flue) pandemic than in the Great War.  Professional Genealogist Katherine Willson will discuss the pandemic's ...
March 27
DNA Basics
Can DNA help your genealogical research?  Professional Genealogist Ginger Ogilvie will cover basic terminology, which companies offer autosomal DNA testing, how to interpret results, and ...
April 8
April Membership Meeting
Ms. Loretta S. Stanaway, President, Friends of Lansing's Historic Cemeteries will discuss her successful efforts in raising funds to create grave markers for 60 young ...