Ingham County Genealogical Society


COVID kept us from celebrating our 25th Anniversary last fall.  However, plans are underway for a belated celebration - a May 2022 Anniversary Celebration.  Stay tuned for more information.  If you would like to work on the committee, contact Alice Raatz.

Two Charter Members to Receive Ed Parker Award

Sam Pardee,a past president, the Society's Resident Agent and our Michigan Genealogical Council Delegate for many years, has been selected to receive the Edward E. Parker Distinguished Ingham County Genealogical Society Member Award. 
Jean Crawford served as Treasurer, Trustee and Membership Secretary as well as Chair of the Society's Fund Raising Committee.  She readily and often volunteered to assist in a variety of capacities for the many activities and functions held by the Society over the years.  
The award recognizes distinguished contributions and demonstrated ongoing commitment over a significant period of time in the field of genealogy in Ingham County.  Awards will be presented at the Society's December Holiday Potluck, December 9, 2021.

Officers Elected to Serve Through December 2023

The following individuals were elected at the November meeting to serve for two years.
President:                          Audrey Z. Martini
Recording Secretary:       Lori Newman
Treasurer:                         Tammy Parsons
Director No. 1:                  Beverley Bockes

One Room School Exhibit at CADL Downtown

Four of the twelve panels of the Ingham County Historical Commisson's Rural One Room Schools exhibit is on display at the downtown CADL building. 

Until a permanent home can be found for our 20 year collection of Ingham County focused genealogical resources, the collection will be housed in a temporary trailer located at 2222 Catholic Church Road, Stockbridge (Bunkerhill Township).  Research will be by appointment only.  Contact the ICGS librarian for additional information or to make an appointment.
To complement the physical resources, volunteers have been adding an array of indexes as well as additonal records to the various databases available on this website.  Two major efforts are currently underway.  The first is to get the information from the 17,000 file cards that are an index to our miscellaneous/non-book records currently found in our ancestry charts, family file, subject and/or photograph, etc. files. The second is to glean obituary and death record information from the many scrapbooks in our collection and add the information to the Area Deaths database.  If you would like to help with either of these efforts, please contact the ICGS librarian.

Another Ingham County area resource for genealogists researching Mason or the rural townships surrounding Mason is the Mason Area Historical Museum.  Volunteers are currently cataloging the Museum's research holdings.  A new exhibit showcases families that were pioneers to the area and who still have family living in the area.  Two families are currently being featured.  The Crowl-Schalow and the Wood families.  The exhibits explain when the families first settled in the colonies and where their ancestors lived before arriving in Michigan and when they came into the Mason area.

MONTHLY MEETINGS:  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.  Meetings are held at the Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar Street, Holt.
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.

December 9
Annual Holiday Potluck
Potluck - arrive at 6:30 pm, seat at 7:00 pm.  Bring your own table setting and a dish to pass. Awards presentation to follow.
February 10
February Monthly Meeting:
Presenter will be Gary Wilkes.
March 10
March Monthly Meeting: Genetics
Janice Johnston will be the presenter.