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Oakland County Genealogical Society


OCGS is conducting a survey. The board would appreciate your opinions as we move into our new membership year. Please take a few minutes to respond. Take the Survey here.

Thanks to all who have already participated!

We are pleased to welcome you to our new site. We are looking for a few good members to help in posting and maintainance. Volunteer using the contact form.

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.

October 28th
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
Please join the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask our genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks.  Access complete

November 1st
2014 Fall Family History Event
James Beidler 9:00 – 10:15 Contrasting German Migrations: 18th Century vs. 19th Century Waves The 1700s “Pennsylvania Germans” were a different breed than the “German Americans” who immigrated in the 1800s. This presentation shows the differences in geography, economic class, religion, and aspirations of – as well as sources ...

November 1st
Genealogy 103
Curious about your family’s roots? Not sure how to get started researching your family’s history? Come and learn the basics of genealogy! Presented by Irvin Rabideau, President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society. Location: Meeting Room [Troy Public Library] Phone: 248-524-3534 Register online at: http://mi.evanced.info/suburban/troy/lib/eventcalendar.asp? ...