Ionia County Genealogical Society

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The Ionia County Genealogical Society was formed January, 1997 for those interested in researching their families from the Ionia County area and those with an interest in preserving the county heritage.

Our Mission Statement

The Ionia County Genealogical Society is a non-profit volunteer group whose mission is to create awareness and preserve family histories within the Ionia County area. The focus of this group will be to develop genealogical resources and to assist all those seeking local history.

Elected Officers

Meeting Dates and Times and Place

Regular meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. There are no meetings in December.  The meetings are held at the Freight Station Museum, directly behind the Lake Odessa Area Historical Society Depot Museum at 1117 Emerson Street, Lake Odessa, MI.   (Click Here for map)

At each meeting you may expect to be greeted by one of the friendliest groups of genealogists in the county. A guest speaker will be at each meeting to share information pertinent to our “addiction” and you might even be lucky enough to meet a new cousin!

The meetings are open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments are served. Hope to see you there!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Meetings

Ionia County Genealogical Society's Calendar

  Projects Under Way

Plans for Future Projects

If you are interested in becoming a member of this exciting new group,
you may download a printable form of the
Membership Application
or send your name, address, home phone and e-mail address (if available) to:

Ionia County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 516
Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849-0516
or you may call
(616) 374-8455


Membership dues are $15.00 per year.

Membership includes a quarterly newsletter full of family history data.

Please forward membership dues to ICGS at the address listed below

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 First Families of Ionia County Society

Membership Application

Centennial Certificate Application
are on line in a printable format or are available from the Ionia County Genealogical Society.
For more information contact ICGS at PO Box 516, Lake Odessa, MI  48849-0516
or e-mail at

The First Families of Ionia Co. Society consists of members who have proven that they are a descendent of a person who lived in Ionia Co. prior to Dec. 31, 1880.  Members have completed the application process, carefully documenting their research, providing quality proof along each step of the way.  Members who are accepted into the Society are honored at the annual banquet and receive a certificate of membership.


Ionia County Links:

Ionia County MIGenWeb Genealogy Page - Genealogy on the Internet - Don't forget to check out the Ionia County project for additional information on Ionia County, with queries, surnames county history, etc.


Michigan Links

 Western Michigan Genealogical Society - Grand Rapids, Michigan


Please feel free to mail questions, suggestions, etc.

Lori Fox
Lake Odessa, Michigan


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