Current members: Please sign in before renewing your membership!
If you do not sign in first, the system creates a new membership record for you. If you do not know your username or password, please click the ? at the end of the field for help.
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.
Bring your questions, bring your laptops, and bring your friends as we have our inaugural meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Experienced researchers will be available to answer your questions whether they are about sources in a specific locality or that one item that might crumble your brick wall. ...
Speaker: Judy Nimer Muhn, “What’s In A Name: Variations & Clues to Ethnicity”. Judy is the OCGS Corresponding Secretary and has been researching the same Elliot family since 1975! She uses her extensive research of a single Elliot ancestor to demonstrate surname development, changes, and linguistic variations over time ...