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Oakland County Genealogical Society


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. Read more about OCGS.

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 and is held on a Saturday, with a social hour with refreshments at 1 p.m. and the 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.

Meeting handouts are available for download in the member's area. If you are not a member, and recently attended a meeting and did not receive a handout, please contact Derek Blount with the date of the meeting and topic. Please note that some speakers prohibit electronic distribution of their handouts.

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OCGS is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

April 4th
Funeral Homes and Family History: They Are Dying to Meet You
Daniel Earl is our speaker for this topic. Most genealogists know to look in a cemetery to find their ancestors, but what about the funeral home? Funeral home records can provide loads of genealogically rich information. This presentation will teach participants what types of records are typically found in funeral ...

May 2nd
Ethics and Etiquette in Genealogy Research
Gail Hershenzen is the presenter for May. What happens when you post your family research on a public website? What can you expect from businesses and organizations when doing research, and what do you do with that information? What information are you entitled to, and what is off limits? ...

June 6th
Colonial Research in America
(Rescheduled from March 7) Karen Krugman’s program focuses on the colonial era of our country. It will explore online resources and what to expect when trying to locate colonial era records.   The Oakland County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, October through ...