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Oakland County Genealogy Society DNA Special Interest Group
Saturday, April 3
Oakland County Genealogy Society DNA Special Interest Group  (OCGS Meetings)
10:00 am
An online presentation via Zoom, check back a week prior for a registration link
These are held cooperatively with the Highland Township Library, and currently use the Library’s Zoom virtual platform for the presentation. Registration is required for the events, watch Facebook for the event registration link or check our website two weeks in advance to find the link in our program schedule.


Fake History: Busting the Myths
Tuesday, April 6
Fake History: Busting the Myths  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
This will be an online meeting, the registration link will be added a week in advance.
Note: if an online presentation is substituted a link for registration will be posted in advance. Please check in advance of the meeting.
 
How does history get tangled and twisted sometimes? How do inaccurate accounts and historical myths get passed along down through time? And... most importantly, what resources exist to help straighten it out! This presentation focuses on multiple resources that can be used not only to investigate the history of Oakland County but also to correct some common errors.  We will examine questions such as: How do you determine something is inaccurate in history? How do you know if a source is reliable? Why are dates frequently incorrect? How come people got it so mixed up?"
Presenter: Carol Bacak Egbo
 
3/3/2021 -- Exciting news! As a partner Society of the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, we have a FREE registration to award to a participant in our April zoom meeting. We will draw a random winner during our April Zoom meeting and the winner will receive a free two day registration. Check out the Jamboree information here and be sure to register for our April meeting when registration becomes available, about a week before the April 6 meeting.



Scandalous Ancestors
Tuesday, May 4
Scandalous Ancestors  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
NOTE: This will be an online meeting, the link will be added in advance.
 
This session provides ideas for tracing “scandalous” ancestors including a case study featuring an unreliable ancestor with a research story that began in 1860s Detroit and ends in Logan County, Illinois.
Presenter: Jessica Trotter



Researching in Ontario: Your Maple Leaf Connection!
Tuesday, June 1
Researching in Ontario: Your Maple Leaf Connection!  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm
NOTE: This will be an online meeting, the link will be added in advance.
 
The records of Ontario begin before the formation of what is now called Canada. Indigenous peoples lived here for centuries with European settlements initially a part of the fur trade. By 1668, the first European settlement was at Sault Ste Marie. Records for "Upper Canada", "Quebec" and "Canada West" and more, created the sources that carry us from the early settlements into the modern Canadian census records, vital records and more that will link you to your ancestor. Learn about how to connect across the border and the records that can help you!
Presenter: Judy Nimer Muhn


Oakland County Genealogy Society DNA Special Interest Group
Saturday, June 19
Oakland County Genealogy Society DNA Special Interest Group  (OCGS Meetings)
An online presentation via Zoom, check back a week prior for a registration link
These are held cooperatively with the Highland Township Library, and currently use the Library’s Zoom virtual platform for the presentation. Registration is required for the events, watch Facebook for the event registration link or check our website two weeks in advance to find the link in our program schedule.