Category: OCGS News

Research Areas

As he plans future programs Derek Blount, our program chair,  is interested in learning the geographic areas where you are conducting research. Help him out by responding to this short three question survey. Thank you! Access the survey.

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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Email Communication

We are transitioning to MailChimp for most email communication. You may receive renewal notifications from the website, but all other email will come from MailChimp. The email you receive from MailChimp may include meeting notices, information about the Society, or other information of interest to researchers of Oakland County ancestors. There is an unsubscribe link …

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Acorns to Oaks

Volume 43 #3 of Acorns to Oaks has been sent to the printer and will be mailed within 7 business days to those who were active members on July 19, 2021. The Quarterly is sent by Bulk Mail, so may take a week or so to reach you.

New Website

Welcome to our new website. Things look a bit different here; we are happy to say that our new site is mobile friendly. When our previous service was sold to new ownership, we decided to strike out on our own. We are adding information to member records as quickly as we can, since some data …

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