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Program Schedule Announced

We are happy to let you know that the program schedule for 2022-23 is complete and posted on the website. Please go to https://ocgsmi.org/events to review this year’s offerings. Our president, Judy Muhn has prepared a message to our members,  please access it here. In addition, we have sent membership renewal notices to members who …

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Research in DC

Greetings! The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society is traveling to Washington, DC October 23-29 for both research and “tour-on-your-own” – and we hope to see you on the bus! Please share this email with your members. The Portage Senior Center is sponsoring the trip and will make the decision July 31 whether the trip is a …

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Survey of interest in Free Family Tree Maker Webinar

Family tree Maker has offered to present a webinar about the program to our members. This would be in addition to our normal programs. We wish to gauge interest prior to making a decision on the offer. Please fill out his survey to help us. The results will be recorded and reported to the membership. …

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Next Season

The Board has met and scheduled meetings or the next year. Derek Blount, our VP and Program Chair, is busy confirming next year’s topics and dates. We are planning for hybrid meeting so those who choose canl be in person at the church. Testing on that is ongoing.  We will be posting them as soon …

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Helpful Sources for African-American Genealogy

Searches for African American ancestors on most of the well-known genealogy platforms such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com often lead to dead ends, particularly for those who lived only in what became the Confederate States of America. However, there are records from the Freedman’s Bureau, AfriGeneas.com and even Canadian records that can be extremely helpful. Speaker: …

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Finding Your Detroit and Wayne County Ancestors

You are invited to an Oakland County Genealogical Society Zoom meeting. When: Mar 1, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Many of us who live in Michigan have ancestors who migrated through Detroit and Wayne County. What records did they leave behind and how can we access them? This session examines the records …

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Register for for February 1 Meeting

And There I Take My Stand: Women’s Suffrage in Michigan Presented by Katherine Willson. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with an overview of historical contributions from Michigan’s passionate and determined citizens. Please register for the meeting at this link.

New Index in Member’s Area

A new index of articles published in Acorns to Oaks has been added to the member’s area. The index can be searched by “location” or key word. If you are searching for articles pertaining to a certain location use that location as a search term. Most locations are in Oakland County, but there are articles …

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2021 OCGS Survey

Please take a few minutes to help your board by answering our survey which is at this link.

Ethnic & Religious Group Migrations to Michigan

Our webinar will examine the sources that exist about the various ethnic groups that came to Michigan, mainly focusing on the Allen County Public Library’s collection. We will look briefly at the histories of these groups and examine books, and occasionally, websites, that will allow one to do further research on these groups. This is …

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