PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:
The Oakland County 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 shall promote and encourage an interest in genealogy and related fields among its members and the general public.
The objectives of the Society shall be to locate, publish, and safeguard public and private genealogical records and to encourage and instruct in the science of genealogical research and compilation through workshops, sharing, and other educational means.
One or more individuals at one address:
U.S. residents $20.00
Dues shall be paid annually by October 1 in U.S. funds. The Quarterly will be mailed to paid members only.
OCGS meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, 7 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083 (just north of Big Beaver). The community center has a flat entrance and ample lighted parking. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge; all are welcome.See program schedule for occasional variations. Society publications are available at each meeting.
The Society maintains a non-circulating library collection in the Oakland County Research Library, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan.
Library hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4.p.m.
The Society will answer brief research requests related to Oakland County, Michigan. Committee members will check Society and other Oakland County publications in the library collection. The Society also has some vital record and probate index microfilms. While the Society does not have an obituary collection, available local newspapers can be checked if a date of death is provided.
The Society maintains an e-mail list by which it makes announcements of interest to members and friends of the Society. Meeting announcements, schedule changes, information on Society activities and projects, and information about Oakland County or Michigan research are sent to list subscribers.
You may subscribe to the list, read the archives, or subscribe to an RSS feed for posts on the list page.
The Society is able to do brief look-ups of names in our publications. We are unable to do extensive research for individuals. Before making a request, please first check the section labeled “Free Genealogical Data” on this website.
We also recommend that you look for information on names of interest in James Jackson’s excellent resource, Michigan Biographical Index. Most of our publications and many more are listed there. You can use the result to tell us the exact OCGS publication and page you are requesting. Use the contact form to make a research request. Donations are appreciated.