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No Joke!

No joke: the deadline for articles for Acorns to Oaks is April 1. Let’s have some fun! Challenge: pick an Oakland County or Michigan ancestor and tell their story. Where did they come from? When did they arrive in Michigan? Why did they come? Where did they settle? What was their occupation? What unusual records …

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Tracing Your Dutch Roots

March 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Many communities across the United States boast a rich Dutch heritage, owing their founding and regional culture to the influence of Dutch immigration. This presentation will explore resources and techniques to trace your Dutch ancestors in the United States and back into the Netherlands, with additional emphasis …

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Midwest Genealogy Center Seminar

Midwest Genealogy Center Event

“We Survived Covid” In-person Meeting

Good news, the Society is hosting an in-person get-together on February 25, 2023, from 1 to 3 p.m. We will be offering research help in the following areas: German, England, Wales and Scotland, French, French-Canadian, Acadian, and Indigenous/Native, and beginner. There will be a book exchange. If you have books and or journals you wish …

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Seeking a Higher Source: The Records of Faith Communities

February 7, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Key events in our ancestors’ lives were often documented in the faith communities in which they worshiped. Exploring the records and their importance across faith  communities. OCGS President Judy Nimer Muhn will provide information about the types of records, locations of archives and access to records, and the key …

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January 3 Meeting–Register Now!

Alexander Tolksdorf will make this presentation which is designed to help those new to researching German records. It will focus specifically on how/where to locate the records and how to interpret the records. This ranges from using FamilySearch’s catalog to using German repositories like to contacting local archives. Additional attention will be provided to …

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Estate and Probate Records Topic for December 6

Laressa Northrup will present an overview of estate records created when a person died will include individuals with and without will; and guardianship and coroner’s records. We will discuss what may be included in a probate record and what clues to look for. Types of wills, inheritance laws, and where to find probate records will …

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The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan’s Next Meeting

The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan’s next virtual meeting will be held Saturday, November 19. The meeting is free and open to the public.  More detailed information is on the flyer.

Registration Link For November Meeting

Our next meeting is Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Genealogy Center’s Online Catalog and PERSI.  Elizabeth Hodges, Genealogy Librarian at the Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library will present. This is a joint  meeting of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and the Oakland County Genealogical Society. …

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