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OCGS is looking for an assistant webmaster. The duties are:

  1. Learn the navigation and operation of the site.
  2. Learn how to edit, create, and arrange pages.
  3. Make appropriate changes, edits, and posts as needed when the webmaster is unavailable.
  4. The volunteer must be a current member of OCGS.
The site is constructed using text editors, it is not necessary to know how to use any coding. Contact Pam Warren, info@ocgsmi.org to volunteer.
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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 1 p.m. and the speaker at 2. p.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.

Join online here.



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





April 29th
Pathway to Membership in a Lineage Society Free Workshop
See attached flyer for details. Registration informaiton is included on the flyer.

May 2nd
Ethics and Etiquette in Genealogy Research
Gail Hershenzen is the presenter for May. What happens when you post your family research on a public website? What can you expect from businesses and organizations when doing research, and what do you do with that information? What information are you entitled to, and what is off limits? ...

May 9th
Lapeer county Genealogical Society Meeting
The Lapeer County Genealogical Society welcomes Len Thomas as the speaker at our May 9th meeting.  Len will give a presentation “It’s about those headstones—CivilWar Graves”.  He will share his experiences in searching for Civil War graves and how to make certain that Civil War graves are clearly marked.  The ...