Category: OCGS News

The Fox Wars: Conflict in the Middle Ground– November 11, 2023

The handout has been posted in the Member’s Area of our website at: https://ocgsmi.org/meeting-handouts/ You will need to log in to download / view the handout. When logged in, search for November 2023, or November, or 2023 and scroll to the meeting description to download. During the heyday of the French at Fort Detroit, a …

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Our Meeting on October 3 is Canceled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our October 3 meeting is canceled. Plan to join us in person or by Zoom  on Saturday,  November 11 for our joint meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.

2023-24 Program Schedule

Our 2023-24 program schedule is complete and posted under events. You may download and print a a program schedule here. Please read a message from our President, Judy Nimer Muhn which is posted here. Our meetings are held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads), Troy, …

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2023 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar

The Michigan Genealogical Council and the Archives of Michigan will present the Seminar June 23 from 1 p.m. to June 24 at 4 p.m. Each summer, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar to promote family history awareness and teach genealogy research skills. The Abrams Foundation generously supports the event …

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Early New England Research

Early New England Research Laressa Northrup will present an overview of immigration to New England prior to the Revolutionary war. Coverage will include general statistics, information on various jurisdictions in New England, and types of records to search for. Find out where immigrants to New England came from and unique records that were kept during …

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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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“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 Archion.de to contacting local archives. Additional attention will be provided to …

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