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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.

You may become a member using our store.  A new option allows you to mail in your order form. 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.

January 25th
When Amelia Came to Michigan
Jan 25 - (Wed) - Northville Historical Society “When Amelia Came to Michigan” The real life story of Amelia Earhart’s adventures in Michigan. Research indicates she was here more than 25 times promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. 7:00 p.m., Old School Church at Mill ...

February 7th
Writing Genealogy Research into a Family Narrative
Stephanie Kadel Taras, Ph.D, will be the speaker. If you love researching your family’s history then you might want to share the thrill of learning about your ancestors and their lives with others. In this engaging talk, we will look at a sample narrative to discuss how to weave ...

February 18th
Africn-American Genealogy
This class will stress the special sources containing African-American genealogical information and the methods necessary to trace one’s family back to the Civil War era.  Special emphasis will be given to the records of the 1860s.  Techniques for identifying slave ancestors and their masters will also be discussed. Taught by ...