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New records in the member's area on 11/3/2017: Perry Mount Park Cemetery Transcriptions, 1845 Census of Oakland County, a new volume of Acorns to Oaks, #36.
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 11 a.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.

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

February 6th
Germanic Research--Making the Connections
Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach, “Germanic Research--Making the Connections”. An introduction to finding your Germanic ancestors, covering crossing the ocean, a brief history of German-speaking areas, introduction to German language and writing, German resources to continue your German hunt.

March 6th
Introduce Yourself to Your Descendants
Gigi Bott VanderWeele and Susan Carroll. “Introduce Yourself to Your Descendants” Have you ever wished you could read the journal, diary or memoir of an ancestor? Wondered why they made the decisions that they made or what life was like for them? Now is your chance to help future genealogists ...

April 3rd
I have my DNA Results--What Comes Next?
Jim Sims, PhD. “I have my DNA Results--What Comes Next?”. This talk focuses on using the online tools provided at DNA testing vendor web sites to understand your autosomal DNA matches. The target audience includes people who have a DNA result and some experience using a DNA testing vendor ...