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The handout for our December 1 meeting, "The Saginaw Trail" can be downloaded by non-members here.
5/7/2020-- New Records in the Member's area: the remaining 6,128 records in the Oakveiw Interments! Thanks to all who helped with this huge project over the past 8 years!
12/31/2019--New records in the member's area: Volumes 39-41 of Acorns to Oaks.
2/9/2019--New records in the member's area: 4,205 records have been added to the Oakview Interments; 6,128 remain to be transcribed. Volume 39 of our Quarterly, Acorns to Oaks has been indexed and uploaded. The index is an every name index to all 39 volumes is available here.
4/11/21018--New Index to Acorns To Oaks in the main menu item "Free information & Data" on the left menu. Thanks to the Detroit Society For Genealogical Research for allowing us to use their programming, and to Jim Jackson who provided a CVS file of his index to issues 1-30. Pam Warren has indexed issues 31-38. We will need volunteers to add indexes to future issues to the online index. Members who discover a name of interest in the index may view the issue my signing in to our member's area, where our back issues are posted.
New records in the member's area on 3/1/2018: volumes 27-38 of of Acorns to Oaks.
If you have mail that was addressed to the Society is returned to you, please notify us immediately. Include a scan or photo of the envelope that was returned and send to: info@ocgsmi.org.
The Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 and is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Donations, gifts and legacies are deductible.  The Society promotes and encourages an interest in genealogy and related fields among its members and the general public. Read more about OCGS.

The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, except November, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 North Adams Troy, MI 48098 (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads). The November meeting is a joint meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and is held on a Saturday, with a social hour with refreshments at 11 a.m. The church has a flat entrance and ample lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge; all are welcome. You can access our meeting schedule here.

Meeting handouts are available for download in the member's area. If you are not a member, and recently attended a meeting and did not receive a handout, please contact Derek Blount with the date of the meeting and topic. Please note that some speakers prohibit electronic distribution of their handouts.

You may see a listing of the items available in the member's area by checking the sitemap.

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Oakland County Genealogical Society P.O. Box 1094 Birmingham, Michigan 48012-1094 Info@ocgsmi.org

OCGS is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

December 1st
The Saginaw Trail
You must register in advance for this meeting. Here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfuGsrD0pGdz4pEeJqYN4NId1FRUE457C     Ms Leslie Pielack tells the story of the ancient path that transformed early Michigan and of the people whose lives intertwined with the iconic road, Woodward Avenue. ...

December 5th
Oakland County Genealogy Society DNA Special Interest Group
Please register for the online Zoom session via this link: bit.ly/DNADec5 Jim Sims will give a talk titled "Understanding Autosomal DNA (atDNA) Inheritance". Understanding the mechanism of autosomal DNA inheritance will help you understand why interpreting the results of an autosomal DNA test at AncestryDNA, 23AndMe, Family Tree DNA ...

January 5th
Michigan Roots: African-American Migration in Michigan
An online presentation via Zoom, check back a week prior for a registration link.   This presentation will discuss the migration of blacks to Michigan in the mid-1880s, prior to the Great Migration from the south.  It will share examples of individuals who migrated from Canada and Kentucky and settled ...