Ingham County Genealogical Society

What's New

CANCELLED: The April 9, 2020 ICGS membership meeting has been cancelled.  The presentation on Underground Railroad by Gary Wilkes will be moved to the May 14, 2020 meeting.  The Executive Board meeting scheduled for April 23, 2020 has NOT been cancelled.
CLOSED:  The Capital Area District Libraries has closed all branches.  Therefore, the Ingham County Genealogical Society's Resource Room is also closed until further notice.
NEW: The President's Blog Update.
NEW: The latest edition of the Inroads to Ingham newsletter.
NEW: Funeral card information is regularly being added to the Area Deaths Index.  If you have a collection of funeral cards and are willing to loan the cards, scan an image of the information on the card, or enter the information on the cards into a spreadsheet file, contact Audrey at
NEW: The Photo Gallery has been re-arranged to group photos by township/city and new photos have been added.
NEW:  The ICGS Reference Room/Library has more than 1,500 holdings - books, microfilm, family histories, etc.  It continues to be a "work inprogress", but volunteers are adding the various holdings to the Library/Archives' card file daily.  Keep checking back to learn of the latest additions.
VOLUNTEER!  We have no paid staff. If you are a member of ICGS and would like to become more active in our society, and do more for fellow members and others researching their ancestry, consider volunteering for one of our committee chairmanships.  Contact Audrey at for more information.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING:  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 at the Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar Street in Holt.  Each month there is a guest speaker or program on a genealogy related topic, followed by a brief membership meeting
MEMBER ACCESS:  Members may login to access their membership profile, contribute to the Surname list, access archived information and search our members-only information.
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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May 14
May Monthly Meeting
Gary Wilkes will be discussing the covert network of people and places that assisted fugitive slaves as they escaped from slavery in the south - ...
May 20
NGS Annual Family History Conference
For more information, click here. 
July 10
Abrams Family History Seminar
Featured presenter is Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.  For more information, click here.
September 2
FGS Annual Conference
For more information, click here.
November 14
2020 MI MGC Fall Family History Event
Featured presenter is Sonny Morton.  For more information, click here.