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Oakland County Genealogical Society


It is time to renew your membership! You can access President Dick Fellrath's letter  and a printable copy of the meeting schedule  at this link. Our new store allows you to print your order and mail it in, or pay online.

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 will be held on Saturday, November 14, with a social hour with refreshments at 1 p.m. and the speaker at 2. p.m. The November meeting is a joint meeting with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. 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.

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.

December 1st
Priceless Photo/Film/Video Preservation Workshop
Rob Hoffman will explain where to begin to organize and archive family analog possessions. This presentation includes the top ten preservation mistakes and how to avoid them.

January 5th
Divorcees, Grass Widows and Bigamists: A Look at 19th Century Solutions to Ending Marriages
Barbara Snow will discuss the legal options for divorce in the 19th century which varied by state and time period. This talk looks at the effect of divorce laws on the lives of our ancestors during that time period and describes some of the records that can be found when ...

February 2nd
Extra!! Extra!! Read All About It!
We as genealogists tend to think of one thing when we think of newspapers - Obituaries. Karen Krugman will show many other things that can be found by spending just a bit of time reading and surfing the newspapers in your ancestor’s home town.