A Milestone!

The Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society, of which I am treasurer, just finished a new publication. This compilation of gravestone readings from a large Pontiac, Michigan cemetery contains 17,000+ burials. You could hear Jo’s sigh of relief 20 miles away when the work was sent to the printer.

Seriously, this is a huge accomplishment. The publication of “Perry Mount Park Cemetery “, Pontiac, Michigan is the result of seven years hard work by Jo Pate and the Publications Committee. This publication also marks the first ever availability of publication on CD-ROM by the Society.

The Society meets tomorrow, November 4, 2008 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary, since voting will be conducted in our usual meeting room. Be sure to vote at your regular poling place before attending the meeting. The new publication will be available at the meeting, so save the postage and attend to get your copy.

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.

OCGS meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 N Adams Rd. Troy, Michigan, and are open to the public. See program schedule for occasional variations. Society publications and genealogical charts 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:
M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 248 858 0738

Acorns to Oaks is published in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. It is distributed by 3rd class bulk mail which is non-forwardable. Please notify the Society of address changes and dates for seasonal addresses. Neither the Society nor the Editor assumes responsibility for error of fact or opinion made by the contributors. Publishing only reliable genealogical information is our intent. The staff reserves the right to make the final decision as to what is published. Any comments or suggestions should be made to the editor.

The Society maintains a post-only e-mail list, sending meeting reminders and occasional information of interest to the genealogical community. You may sign up or view the archives here.

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