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Saturday, September 29
DNA Special Interest Group  (OCGS Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Highland Township Public Library, 444 Beach Farm Cir, Highland, MI 48356
Experience the beginning of a new quarterly special interest group of the Oakland County Genealogical Society. At this first meeting, learn the basics of autosomal DNA matching and apply it to genealogy.

Dr. James Sims, an expert in the use of DNA for family research, will share genetic genealogy concepts and techniques you can apply to your own research. Brush up on the basics of autosomal DNA matching in this session before the group moves on to more advanced topics.

Open to the public and no charge to participate, but please register in advance so we know how many people to expect. Register online here: http://highlandtpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4715 or by calling the Highland Township Public Library at 248-887-2218, ext 3.



Tuesday, October 2
Open House & Help Night  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Bring your questions, bring your laptops, and bring your friends as we have our inaugural meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Experienced researchers will be available to answer your questions whether they are about sources in a specific locality or that one item that might crumble your brick wall.
 
Help tables will be available for beginners & computer; Ireland, Germany, Switzerland & Alsace; England & colonies; French Canada; Poland;New England, Heritage Societies; Dutch research and DNA. More may be added.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge. The joint meeting with the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research (DSGR) will be on Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m.
 
 



Saturday, November 10
Joint Meeting with The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research  (OCGS Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Topic to Be Announced
Annual Joint Meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge. The joint meeting with the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research (DSGR) will be on Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m.



Tuesday, December 4
Southeastern Michigan in the Civil War  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Join author Ray Lennard as he explores the events of the war that changed Lenawee County and the nation forever.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge. The joint meeting with the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research (DSGR) will be on Saturday, November 10, at 11 a.m.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The French and Indian War  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Please note this meeting is moved to the second Tuesday due to a conflict at the Church.
 
January 15, 2019: “The French and Indian War”
Derek Blount will discuss the war and how it made America.  He will discuss records, people and boundaries that changed in early colonial days.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Revolutionary War  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Richard Fellrath will offer tips for researching the Revolutionary War that began on April 19, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.



Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Researching the War of 1812  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Jim Jackson will discuss the best methods to research The War of 1812.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.



Tuesday, April 2, 2019
WWI and WWII Military Records  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Cynthia Grostick will present a brief history of both conflicts, the various types of records that are available, alternative sources available if access to the records is not an option, and what we can do to remember these brave men and women who answered their nations call to arms.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.
 
 



Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Remember the Maine - the Spanish American War  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Derek Blount will cover the events leading up to and including the war; what kinds of artifacts and records were created and where to find them.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge.



Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)/Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Membership Process  (OCGS Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
5500 N. Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Representatives from each heritage organization will talk about their organizations and how to apply for membership.
 
The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through June (except November) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. (between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads) in Troy, Michigan. The church has a flat entrance and ample and lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge