More About OCGS

The Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 and is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Donations, gifts and legacies are deductible.  The Society promotes and encourages an interest in genealogy and related fields among its members and the general public.

The objectives of the Society are to locate, publish, and safeguard public and private genealogical records and to encourage and instruct in the science of genealogical research and compilation through workshops, sharing, and other educational means.

The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, except November, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 North Adams Troy, MI 48098 (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads).  The November meeting is a joint meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, held on a Saturday with refreshments at 1 p.m. and a speaker at 2 p.m. The church has a flat entrance and ample lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge; all are welcome. You can access our meeting schedule here.

A membership runs for twelve months and includes Acorns to Oaks, published four times yearly; and access to the member's only area of this website. Members who live outside the USA will receive their Acorns to Oaks issues via email.

You may become a member here. If you do not wish to join online, please download a member form to fill in and mail.  For either form of renewal, your user name and password will be emailed to you after your payment is received. The email is sent by the membership chairperson and is not automatic. If you do not provide an email address, we will not be able to give you access to the members only area of our website.

Our bylaws are here. Our 401(c) documentation is here.

You may contact us here.