FlintGenealogical Society
Flint Genealogical Society
Serving Flint and Genesee County
Hands Across The Generations
Mission Statement
As originally conceived in 1956, the purpose of the Flint Genealogical Society is to encourage, aid and share research information. We strive to promote and educate others interested in genealogy, and to procure, preserve, publish and distribute both genealogical and historical materials.

Operating Year: January - December 2024

Officers 2024 - 2026
President: Gerald A Little Jr
Vice President: Jim Newman
Treasurer: Della M. Gamalski
Secretary: Wendy Storm
Trustee - 2026: David L. Ketcham
Trustee - 2026: Amy Little
Trustee - 2028: John W. Krueger
Trustee - 2028: Christine Marie Venturino
Immediate Past President: Daniel J. Pozarek
Standing Committees
Archives: Dale A. Ladd
Budget & Finance: Elaine P. Medich
Fundraising: Vacant
Library & Books: Dale A. Ladd
Historian: Vacant
Membership: Gerald A Little Jr
Newsletter: Gerald A Little Jr
Programs: Jim Newman
Publications: Jim Newman
Publicity: Judy Newman
Technology: Vacant
Vital records: Della M. Gamalski
"old" Website: Sandy K. Nye
Hospitality: Amy Little
Webmaster: Gerald A Little Jr
Michigan Genealogical Council
Voting Delegate: Lorene Wilson
Voting Delegate: Gerald A Little Jr
Non-Voting Delegate: Janet Westhoff
Non-Voting Delegate: Vacant
2026 Nominating Committee
Trustee: John W. Krueger
Trustee: Christine Marie Venturino
Member at large: Vacant
Member at large: Vacant

The Flint Genealogical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated within the State of Michigan exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. With more than 2,300 members in our 58 years of experience, we have developed a rich History of our own while proudly serving the Flint and Genesee County area of Michigan.

Our Board of Directors, Officers, Trustees, Committees and Membership are governed by our Constitution and ByLaws operating within Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.




Mabel Mayer

Mabel O Mayer

Flint Genealogical Society

Founder & first President




Past Presidents

Mrs (Mabel) Walter Mayer  1956 - 1958 Mrs Mary A. Uptegraff  1991 - 1993
Mrs (Irene) James Lawliss  1959 Kathy Unger  1993 - 1994
Mr Lowell French  1960 Dale A. Ladd  1995 - 1996
Mr Merle Perry Jr.  1961 - 1962 Donald J. Smith  1996 - 1997
Mr Wayne A. Seltzer  1963 - 1964 Lorene Wilson  1998 - 2000
Mr Paul B. Purdy  1965 - 1966 L. Darrell Nelson, Jr  2000 - 2002
Mrs (Ruth) Russell Barr  1967 - 1968 Eleanor Koepke  2002 - 2004
Mrs (Pat) Ernest O. Appleby  1969 - 1970 Dale A. Ladd  2004 - 2008
Mr Hilton O. Dexter  1971 - 1972 Eleanor Koepke  2008 - 2010
Rev Donald Clyde Carpenter  1973 - 1974 * Trudy Krueger  2010 - 2012
* Rev Carpenter moved Mr Hicks finnished his term Jim Newman  2012 - 2014
Mr Jack J. Hicks  1974 - 1975 Della Gamalski  2014 - 2018
Mrs (Eleanor) Larry B. Wilson  1976 - 1977 * Daniel Pozarek  2018 - 2022
* Mrs Wilson moved Mr Doyle finished her term  
Mr Joseph T. Doyle  1977 - 1978  
Mr Robert V. Barnes  1979 - 1980  
Mrs Beverlee Mackey  1981 - 1982  
Mr Leonard Decker  1983 - 1984  
Mrs Ruth E. Barr  1984 - 1985  
Mrs Carol DeKalands  1985 - 1987  
Mr Matthew Davison, III  1987 - 1989  
Mr Jack Briggs  1989 - 1991  
Welcome to the new web site of the Flint Genealogical Society, in
Genesee County Michigan.  Through this site you will find information about
genealogy, research and the past, in Flint and Genesee County.
Genesee County includes the communities of:  Montrose, Clio, Otisville,
Mt Morris, Genesee, Flushing, Davison, Burton, Swartz Creek, Rankin,
Grand Blanc, Gaines, Argentine, Linden, Fenton, Goodrich,
Columbiaville, and Lennon..

To fulfill our purpose, the Flint Genealogical Society steadily procures additional research Holdings which are made available for public use, without charge, for family history research. We also offer for sale a growing list of over forty of our own Publications pertaining to the Flint and Genesee County area, including portions of surrounding counties.

Society Members receive the Flint Genealogical Quarterly, currently published three times each year, which offers unlimited free Queries and contains previously unpublished historical materials pertaining to Genesee County. An interim publication, the FGS Newsletter, is mailed monthly to our membership to inform them of our regular monthly Meetings, which are free of charge and open to the public, as well as Society news and various local, state and national seminars and events.

Through the entire year we provide an ongoing number of volunteers to assist researchers new to the field of genealogy or not familiar with our local resources.

All major research holdings acquired by the Flint Genealogical Society are donated to and housed in the Genealogy Section of the General Reference Department at the Flint Public Library  where our Library Volunteers provide free assistance for family history researchers during normal operating hours, currently more than 60 hours per week.

The Society provides Courthouse Volunteers each Friday to assist researchers with birth, marriage and death records at the Genesee County Courthouse.  Occupying a corner of the County Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor and sworn as Deputy Clerks, our Courthouse Volunteers are authorized to provide non-certified copies of vital records within present limitations of Michigan Law.

In connection with Flint's ever-popular Sloan Museum we also staff a free research center within their Sloan Archives building each Wednesday. Located in a peaceful corner of the beautiful Flint College & Cultural Center, this site houses a sizable collection of newspaper obituaries, old city/county directories and records of early area funeral homes.
The Flint Genealogical Society's 60th Anniversary
The Flint Genealogical Society was formed in November 1956.
November 2016 marked our 60th Anniversary.
At the Michigan Genealogical Council meeting
on September 8, 2016 at
Fischer Hall - 613 S. Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI  48734
Barb Curtindale MGC Awards Chair (on left below) presents
Lorene Wilson & Gerald A Little Jr. (on right below)
with a Certificate of Recognition for
60 years as a society by the MGC.
certificate presented by the MGC.                  
60th certificate