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Tuesday, October 1
Better Writing Through Research
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
This presentation will explore practical strategies to increase the impact of your family stories. We’ll examine where to find details about the social, historical, ethnic, religious and emotional context of stories that will deliver your readers a greater understanding of their (or your) ancestors’ lives.
 
Laura Hedgecock’s passion for helping others share their stories stems from a gift left by her grandmother. Shortly before her death, Hazel Crymes passed on an old spiral notebook filled with a lifetime of memories, which she dubbed her “Treasure Chest of Memories.”  Her writings included childhood memories, stories of her children as they grew, good recipes, and wisdom she had gathered along the way.

Drawing on her grandmother’s “Treasure Chest,” as well as her experience in genealogy, photography, scrapbooking, writing, and blogging, and her own journey compiling such a “Treasure Chest,” Ms. Hedgecock empowers memory collectors with down-to-earth, practical advice and creative ideas.




Saturday, November 2
Resources in the Genealogy Center for Researching Michigan Pioneer Settlers
11:00 am
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
This is our joint program with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR).   A guest speaker from the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will make the presentation.



Tuesday, December 3
French-Canadian Research
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
From 1604, when the French began settling North America until today, with millions across the continent of French ancestry, learn about the records that will help you find your French connection. We'll discuss how French settlement formed a country and why we aren't a French-speaking nation.
 
Judy Nimer Chipps Muhn is a member of OCGS and a professional genealogist with Lineage Journeys: specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native/First Nations and Michigan research. Judy is also our corresponding secretary.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Germanic Research
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
An introduction to finding your Germanic ancestors, covering crossing the ocean, a brief history of German-speaking areas, introduction to German language and writing, and German resources to continue your German hunt.



Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Scottish Ancestry Beyond the Clans
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
A review of some of the many Scottish records now available online and how to find them.  Examples of each of these records will be presented and discussed in the areas of clerical, civil, military, probate, land, emigration and occupations.
 
Derek is a member and vice-president of OCGS. A genealogist for 29 years specializing in U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, and Commonwealth Nations. Derek is the currently the V.P. of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and also on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He holds additional memberships in the St Andrews Society of Detroit, the Irish Genealogical Society of Detroit, and the Welsh Genealogical Society. He is also a member of the Society of Genealogists in London.



Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Using Online Scandinavian Records
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
This presentation describes how to get started using Danish Family Search (not related to FamilySearch.org) and Sweden's ArkivDigital. Topics include, but are not limited to, birth, marriage, and death records, household records, census records, and moving in/moving out records. Presenter is Mr. Joe Sampson.
 
 
 
 



Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Hungarian Genealogical Research
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
Mr. Dan Earl will make a presentatioin for beginners researching a Hungarian ancestor. The talk will cover what resources are found online, the need-to-know historical information, important words and phrases for the Hungarian genealogist.
 
Daniel Earl got his start in family history at age 10 when his father took him to the grave of his great-grandfather that sparked a lifetime of interest in family history. Daniel has spent the last 25 years researching his own family history and helping others make history a part of their story.

Daniel is a college professor and loves to teach groups of all sizes and skill levels with his trademark humor and expertise.



Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Census Records and City Directories--Looking Beyond the Address
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
Ms. Cathy Dailey-Culver will present this talk. Census records and city directories provide a unique “snapshot” of your ancestors within a specific date, time and place. By venturing beyond the address, you can add texture to the individual.
 
 



Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Becoming American: Research with Naturalization Records
7:00 pm
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
Although one of the most important tools in family history research, naturalization records can often be very difficult to locate. This program will explore naturalization records, the many tools available to assist you in your research, and successful strategies to find citizenship records, using both online and print resources.
 
Kris Rzepczynski is A Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history and Michigan research, Kris has worked in the genealogical community for nearly 20 years. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University. Kris has presented at national, state, and local conferences, including the Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Historical Society of Michigan, Indiana Historical Society, and for dozens of local genealogical societies and public libraries. A former Vice-President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a former President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society, his current memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, and Historical Society of Michigan.