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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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Email Issues

Some members are reporting that the email from the Society is going into their spam folders.   Please add,, and to your contacts or mark it as safe. If it continues to be sent to spam, complain to your provider. Spam controls seem to have been tightened across the board. That means …

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Newspaper Archive Labor Day Special

Note: this refers to a paid site. OCGS does not specifically recommend this site, but is sharing information about the databases it contains. Newspaper Archive has a Labor day special through September 7, 2021 A year’s access to the site is $109.90 and a 6 month subscription is $59.95. The content available for Michigan is …

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Oakview Cemetery Interments Database Corrected

The database links have been corrected and now link to the correct detail. I appreciate the member who let me know about this error so I could correct it.  Members may access the database at this link.

Oakview Interments

The database is being reconfigured due to errors. Please bear with us until complete.

Meeting Information and Membership Renewal

This is the time of year when we traditionally send a membership renewal mailing by USPS. Since this service is increasing more expensive the board has elected to send most renewal notices by email.  You may download a membership form to mail in if you do not wish to renew online by PayPal or credit …

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MGC Fall Virtual Family History Seminar with Bernice Alexander Bennett

Saturday, September 18, 2021 MGC Fall Virtual Family History Seminar with Bernice Alexander Bennett 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Virtual seminar Award-winning author, genealogist, talk show host and storyteller, Bernice Alexander Bennett will be our speaker. Bennett is the recipient of the first Ida B. Wells Service Award from the Sons and Daughters of …

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