Category: OCGS News

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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Email Issues

Some members are reporting that the email from the Society is going into their spam folders.   Please add list@ocgsmi.org, membership@ocgsmi.org, and info@ocgsmi.org 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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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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