Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Genealogical Records on the Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2011

New Genealogical Records on the Internet
Oakland Society has transcribed early Avon township records

The Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) has transcribed the 1886 tax assessment rolls Avon Township, Oakland County Michigan. Volunteers created a complete transcription and it is available on the Society's website at http://www.ocgsmi.org. The 1886 Tax Assessment volume is in poor condition, and could not be digitally imaged, however, the Rochester Hills Museum, which owns the volume generously allowed OCGS to transcribe the information.

The release of the index marks the third release in the Society's 1890 Census Substitute Project, which focuses on locating, digitizing, and indexing Oakland County records created between 1884 and 1894. 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.

The OCGS Board of Directors has allocated an additional $3,000 from the Kennedy Fund to continue the 1890 Census Substitute Project. Custodians of Oakland County records which are suitable for inclusion in the project are encouraged to contact the project director, Pamela Epple, at 1890sub@ocgsmi.org. Donations to the Kennedy Fund are appreciated, and may be made with a check to OCGS at the Society address.

Founded in 1977, the Oakland County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to locating, publishing and safeguarding public and private genealogical records; and to encouraging and instructing in the science of genealogical research and compilation through workshops, sharing, and other educational means. Donations, gifts and legacies are tax deductible. OCGS meets at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Troy, Michigan, a meeting schedule and more information are available on the Society website at http://www.ocgsmi.org. The Society is a charter member of Oakland County Historical Resources.