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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 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.

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November 4th
Researching Your WWI Ancestor, Joint Meeting with DSGR
This is a joint program with the the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and will take place at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Adams Road in Troy, between Long Lake (18 mile) an Square Lake (19 mile). Meet at 11 AM for refreshments and conversation. The program will follow. ...

December 5th
What’s In A Name: Variations & Clues to Ethnicity
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 ...

January 2nd
Italian Genealogical Research
Dan Fantore, “Italian Genealogical Research”. Dan will present an overview of Italian immigration to the United States, Michigan, and Detroit. For those who do not know their Italian ancestral hometown, sources will be identified that aid in the location of the Italian hometown. Italian sources will be presented and explained ...