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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 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.

February 11th
Introduction to Genealogical Research
President Richard Fellrath speaks to the residents of the Walled Lake Retirement Home.

February 16th
Finding Ancestors
Wayne County Community College District Presents: Finding Ancestors TONY BURROUGHS Tuesday,February 16, 2016 Western College 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 9555 Haggerty Road Belleville, Michigan 48111 Tony Burroughs is the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago ...

March 1st
Birmingham Pioneer Families
Pam DeWeese will introduce listeners to Birmingham’s three earliest settlers; John West Hunter, Elijah Willits and John Hamilton. It will place them in the context of what was happening in Michigan and the country in 1818.