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Oakland County Genealogical Society


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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.

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

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

October 3rd
Open House and Help Night
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. ...

November 4th
Joint Meeting with DSGR
Joint Meeting with DSGR at St. Stephen’s Church. Topic and speaker to be announced.

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 ...