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Oakland County Genealogical Society Summer News!

Sent July 8th 2014

Oakland County Genealogical Society Summer News! OCGS is happy to announce that we will return to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for our monthly meetings for 2014-15. We thank St. Stephens and the rector, The Reverend Susan Anslow Williams, for helping us make arrangements to return to St. Stephen's. Our Vice-President, Derek Blount, has arranged a season of interesting and varied topics. The meeting schedule and topics have been posted on our website: http://www.ocgsmi.org/meetings. Watch for Acorns to Oaks whic...

Meeting reminder -- June 3, 2014

Sent May 28th 2014

Meeting reminder -- June 6, 2014 On June 6 2014, Katherine Willson will present, "Using Facebook for Genealogical Research". Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is quickly breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years -- often within 24 hours of posting a query! Ms. Willson's presentation will introduce member...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message Meeting Reminder

Sent April 29th 2014

Please join us for our meeting on 6 May 2014 at 7 p.m. Mr. Ken Howe will present “Maps on Fire” . Learn everything that you might want to know and more about fire insurance maps and other similar large scale city maps thereby providing you with new perspectives on your town and city dwelling relatives. The Society meets at the Kilgour Centre of the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit. This facility is located at 2360 Rochester Court in Troy near the intersection of Rochester Road and Stephenson Hwy, just south and west o...

Oakland County Genealogical Society meeting reminder message

Sent March 25th 2014

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. when Ms. Wally Schlegel will present a program titled “Family Search”. Ms. Schlegel will address the multitude of changes made in the FamilySearch.org website over the past few years. She will bring us up to date on recent changes, as well as some exciting new additions to the site. Please join us for this interesting and informative presentation. The location of the meeting is Kilgour Scottish Centre of the St. Andrews Society, 2360 Rochester Court, Troy MI 48083...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message

Sent March 11th 2014

Detroit Society For Genealogical Research May Bus Trip to Lansing Archives On Saturday, May 10, DSGR will be hosting a bus trip to the State of Michigan Archives in Lansing for research. We will be leaving from Lot C at Lawrence Technical University at 7:30 AM and will then depart Lansing when the Archives closes at 4:00 PM. We will be back in Southfield at approximately 5:45 PM. Lunch is not available, so you are advised to bring one. There are pop and bottle water machines available. As a bonus: THE STATE OF...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message Meeting reminder March 4

Sent February 24th 2014

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 the Oakland County Genealogical Society is pleased to present a program titled “Irish Oral Tradition: Seeking, Analyzing, and Proving!” by Richard M. Doherty of Troy. Dick, who is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author, is a past-president of OCGS and the current president of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He will describe our challenge as genealogists to prove or disprove the Oral Tradition we have heard. Dick explores the value of oral tradition, using a case-stud...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message

Sent February 21st 2014

Sent for those who are interested : The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg course registration for Orchard Lake opens on Tuesday, February 25th at noon. Courses in Pittsburgh already filling up. Two of the courses filled in 8 minutes and the third in 30 minutes. There is high demand for their one week courses. To access the registration and course info go to http://www.gripitt.org/. If anyone wants a seat in these courses they need to sign up on Tuesday. Early bird registration (before May 15th) is $4...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Meeting notice

Sent January 28th 2014

Oakland County Genealogical Society Meeting notice On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 the Oakland County Genealogical Society is pleased to present a program titled How to Use Timelines to Enhance your Research byPam Warren. Ms. Warren, who is the Societys treasurer and Around the Internet columnist for Acorn to Oaks, will show us how to create a timeline using genealogy software, or with a word processor or spreadsheet. Timelines may be used to solve research problems and to look at your data in a different way. Please jo...

Oakland County Genealogical SocietyPrinting error

Sent January 17th 2014

Oakland County Genealogical SocietyPrinting error Issue #4 of Acorns to Oaks which was mailed last week was missing pages 111-126. We regret this error. The printer is reprinting the complete issue and a new copy will be mailed to each subscriber on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. _________________________________________________________ The remaining meetings on our schedule for this year are: 4 February 2014: How to Use Timelines to Enhance your Research, Ms. Pam Warren, the Societys treasurer and Around the Inte...

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message -- meeting Saturday

Sent January 6th 2014

Oakland County Genealogical Society Message -- meeting Saturday Joint Meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research is Saturday, January 11, 2014. Mr. Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center will speak on Migration Routes to Michigan and the Midwest. Routes through Canada will be included. Please note this meeting is held at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church St. (at Lone Pine Road), Bloomfield Hills. Refreshments are served at 1:30 pm, and the speaker begins at 2 p.m. Acorns ...

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