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Acorns to Oaks Index Volumes 1-30

This is a cumulative index to volumes one through thirty of Acorns to Oaks, A.K.A. the Oakland County Genealogical Quarterly.  Each volume was originally indexed individually, but this cumulative index was developed from the original magazines, rather than combining the existing indices. OCGS thanks James N. Jackson and Grace Bonfiglio, for creating this index. The …

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Help for Beginners

The Society offers these help sheets to help you begin your genealogical journey. Just click the links to open the help sheet in PDF format. Don’t forget to attend a meeting of the Society, where members with varying research experience can offer you hints. Resources for Beginning Genealogy Getting Started with Genealogy You may start …

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Addendum to Oak Hill Cemetery (older sections) 1822-1991

This document was prepared by Shirley J. Reeve, and member of OCGS. Shirley has generously shared the document with the Society and Oak Hill Cemetery researchers. OCGS has added these pages to the copies of Oak Hill Cemetery (older sections) 1822-1991, that are available for sale. There are also a limited number of printed copies …

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Family Files

Genealogical information regarding families with Oakland County connections is posted here as received.   Mrs. Helen Brieske has shared her research of the Jacob and Hannah Lake descendents, who have an Oakland County connection. Her file can be viewed or downloaded here. Thank you , Mrs. Brieske!

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Surname Books

For a number of years, the Oakland County Genealogical Society solicited pedigree charts from our members. Names from the charts were extracted and published in a series of Surname Books. Researchers referred to the information in the Surname Books to contact the party who submitted the chart. In recent years, copies of the charts or …

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1890 Census Substitute Project for Oakland County

The 1884 and 1894 State of Michigan Census for Oakland County and the Federal Census for 1890 for Michigan no longer exist, so replacement data is very useful to genealogical researchers. OCGS has paid to digitize these records from our Ruth S. Kennedy Fund for Preservation of Oakland County Records. The indexes presented here were …

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