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Here is a communication from our President, Judy Nimer Muhn:
Members and Friends of the Oakland County Genealogical Society,
As we begin a new program year for 2021-2022, we want to thank you for staying with us through the adjustments we all made in 2020! Our membership reflected a broader representation from across the United States and Canada and we were thrilled to be able to share programming via Zoom – to keep us all focused on our research and moving forward in a positive and productive way to finding our ancestors!
We are grateful that you have kept the Oakland County Genealogical Society a part of your life and learning options, and we are very pleased to offer some great programming in this coming year. While we will initially be managing from our Zoom platform, your Board is working on having hybrid (Zoom and in-person) meetings – as we are so happy that our members are wanting to join from more distant locations AND to facilitate those for whom driving is not an easy option.
Thank you again to Vice President Derek Blunt for this years’ program – with a decidedly “Great Lakes” feel to our sessions, our presenters will give you a variety of perspectives on the Old Northwest, a variety of contexts about Michigan and Oakland County, and presentations about African-American Genealogy as well as the close relationships between Michigan and Ontario. Thank you to our speakers for their expertise and knowledge!
In our annual joint meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research on November 6 (note – Saturday!), we will be joined by John Beatty from the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His topic: Ethnic & Religious Group Migrations to Michigan. Watch for emails, Facebook posts and our website for this.
As we move into the transition to a hybrid environment, please be sure to watch our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ocgsmi) and our website (www.ocgsmi.org) for updates and directions on how to sign up for the Zoom link. Please note that the October and November sessions as of July are planned as fully Zoom sessions, with our plan to first attempt hybrid meetings in either December or January – cross your fingers!
Again, thank you for your membership in our society and know that we welcome your comments, suggestions, and input at any time. My email is email@example.com and I welcome your involvement!
Judy Nimer Muhn