Ingham County Genealogical Society

What's New

CLOSED:  The Capital Area District Libraries, including the Mason Branch, are open for curbside pickup only.  The Ingham County Genealogical Society's Resource Room will continue to be unavailable until further notice.
NEW:  The ICGS Reference Room/Library has more than 1,500 holdings - books, microfilm, family histories, etc.  More than 1100 book/document names and information have been added to this web site's Library/Archives' card file to date.  If access to the book/doucment is available online, the url is included in the "Cataloging and Classification" area. 
NEW: The President's Blog The latest information on status of the ICGS Reference/Resource Room move from the CADL-Mason library building.
NEW:  A new Videos section has been added to the webpage. The focus of the various videos is on "how to" acess or use an Ingham County research resource.  
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.  This is on hold until we can get the software to put the ICGS watermark on each image.
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.  With events surrounding the pandemic, until further notice our future meetings will be held online. Information on how to access the online meeting will be provided here.  Members will also receive an email with information on how to access the meeting.  Dates and times remain the same - second Thursday from 7:00 pm - 9pm. 
Unless something changes between now and then, the first online meeting will be August 13, 2020.
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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August 13
ICGS August Membership Meeting
August 22
Capital Area DNA Interest Group Meeting
All are welcome regardless of level of expertise.  For additional information send an email from 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.