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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.

March 3rd
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.

April 7th
A Century of Change: 19th Century U.S. Marriage Laws and Customs
Our presentor will be Barbara Snow. Wonder why you can’t find that marriage record from the 1800’s ? How you can (sort of) identify wives in deeds? Why did so many cousins marry? Why people married some place other than where they lived? Just how old did they have to ...

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 ...