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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.

You may become a member using our store.  If you do not wish to join online, please download a member form to fill in and mail.  For either form of renewal, your user name and password will be emailed to you after your payment is received. The email is sent by the membership chairperson and is not automatic. If you do not provide an email address, we will not be able to give you access to the members only area of our website.

You may contact us here.



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

May 5th
Venturing into Genetic Genealogy
The topic, "What You Might Learn About Your Family History from DNA Analysis,” will be presented by Jim Sims, PhD. Dr. Sims will provide a beginners overview of how a genealogist might use DNA analysis to further their research. Using data from Y-chromosomes, autosomal DNA, and X-chromosomes will be discussed. DNA ...

June 2nd
Dos and Dont's of Cemetery Research
Ms. Gail Hershenzon will present, in a humorous way, information on how to communicate effectively with cemeteries through letters, phone calls, and visitations to get the information you want. The presentation will use actual letters received at Woodmere Cemetery and sharing stories about those who visited the cemetery office, researchers will be shown some ...