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 2022

Officers 2020 - 2022
President: Daniel J. Pozarek
Vice President: Gerald A Little Jr
Treasurer: Sharon Des Jardin
Secretary: Judy Newman
Trustee - 2024: Christine Marie Venturino
Trustee - 2024: Jim Newman
Trustee - 2022: David L. Ketcham
Trustee - 2022: John W. Krueger
Immediate Past President: Della M. Gamalski
Standing Committees
Archives: Dale A. Ladd
Budget & Finance: Norma Winters
Fundraising: John W. Krueger
Library & Books: Dale A. Ladd
Membership: Gerald A Little Jr
Newsletter: Gerald A Little Jr
Programs: Vacant
Publications: Jim Newman
Publicity: Vacant
Technology: Vacant
Vital records: Della M. Gamalski
"old" Website: Sandy K. Nye
Webmaster: Gerald A Little Jr
Michigan Genealogical Council
Voting Delegate: Lorene Wilson
Voting Delegate: Gerald A Little Jr
Non-Voting Delegate: Vacant
Non-Voting Delegate: Vacant
2022 Nominating Committee
Trustee: Jim Newman
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.




Past Presidents

Mrs Walter Mayer  1956 - 1958 Mrs Ruth E. Barr  1984 - 1985
Mrs (Irene) James Lawliss  1959 Mrs Carol DeKalands  1985 - 1987
Mr Lowell French  1960 Mr Matthew Davison, III  1987 - 1989
Mr Merle Perry Jr.  1961 - 1962 Mr Jack Briggs  1989 - 1991
Mr Wayne A. Seltzer  1963 - 1964 Mrs Mary A. Uptegraff  1991 - 1993
Mr Paul B. Purdy  1965 - 1966 Kathy Unger  1993 - 1994
Mrs (Ruth) Russell Barr  1967 - 1968 Dale A. Ladd  1995 - 1996
Mrs (Pat) Ernest O. Appleby  1969 - 1970 Donald J. Smith  1996 - 1997
Mr Hilton O. Dexter  1971 - 1972 Lorene Wilson  1998 - 2000
Rev Donald Clyde Carpenter  1973 - 1974 * L. Darrell Nelson, Jr  2000 - 2002
* Rev Carpenter moved Mr Hicks finnished his term Eleanor Koepke  2002 - 2004
Mr Jack J. Hicks  1974 - 1975 Dale A. Ladd  2004 - 2008
Mrs (Eleanor) Larry B. Wilson  1976 - 1977 * Eleanor Koepke  2008 - 2010
* Mrs Wilson moved Mr Doyle finished her term Trudy Krueger  2010 - 2012
Mr Joseph T. Doyle  1977 - 1978 Jim Newman  2012 - 2014
Mr Robert V. Barnes  1979 - 1980 Della Gamalski  2014 - 2018
Mrs Beverlee Mackey  1981 - 1982  
Mr Leonard Decker  1983 - 1984  
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 Perry 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