For a number of years, the Oakland County Genealogical Society solicited pedigree charts from our members. Names from the charts were extracted and published in a series of Surname Books. Researchers referred to the information in the Surname Books to contact the party who submitted the chart. In recent years, copies of the charts or the information on them have been shared with researchers who submit queries for matching names. These names are not limited to Oakland County, they represent ancestors of all the people who submitted a chart. This information was submitted beginning in the early 1980’s and it is not possible to contact many of those who generously submitted data from their personal research. Because we believe that the information on the charts may provide clues for those conducting ongoing research on the names listed, the Society began a project to transcribe and post an index of each book on our website.

OCGS cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. We suggest contacting the submitter (if possible) to share information and sources. If contact information is not available by following the link below, we do not have any more information. Please use the information contained in these charts as clues in your research process.

The information listed in these indices is in the format of Last Name, First Name, Location, OCGS Member Number, Chart Number. The location listed may be one of several for events in a given person’s life. A name may be listed several times with links to several different charts. Women may be listed twice, maiden and married names. Do not contact the Society for further information on submitters or names on any chart. We have posted this to help with your research but cannot verify or ensure the accuracy of the information. Many of these charts are multiple page PDFs submitted at different times. Check all pages.