Oakland

Oakland County was formed from Macomb County in Territorial days, on 28 March 1820. (Terr. Papers U.S., 10:842, 11:40) Over the next 16 years, Oakland lost territory to the creation of the counties of Midland, Gladwin, Barry, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Sanilac, Saginaw, Arenac, Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Livingston, and Genesee. Oakland is said to have been named for the description by early geologist and explorer Bela Hubbard of the numerous “oak openings” in the county.

Selected general works

Seeley, Thaddeus D.
History of Oakland County, Michigan. 1912.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 S4 1912 v.1-3

Avery, Lillian Drake, 1856-1930.
An Account of Oakland County. 1925.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 A25 1925

Jones, Sarah Van Hoosen.
Chronicle of Van Hoosen Centenary Farm. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F570.25 .J66 J66 1969

Waddell, Richard Lee.
A Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, Michigan, 1815-1976. 1976.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 W3

Oakland County Genealogical Society (Mich.). Committee on Land Records.
First Land Owners of Oakland County, Michigan. 1981.
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Selected newspapers

Pontiac.
The Pontiac [Daily] Press. 1919-1972.
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Pontiac.
The Oakland Press. 1972-.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Royal Oak.
The Royal Oak [Daily] Tribune. 1908-.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Oxford.
The Oxford Leader. 1898-1987.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Novi.
The Novi News. 1955-1998.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Boyd, Gregory A. (Gregory Alan), 1960-.
Family Maps of Oakland County, Michigan: With Homesteads, Roads, Waterways,… 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 B69 2009

Hess, F.
Map of Oakland County, Michigan. 1857.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN FLAT FILE 2N Undersize G4113 .O2 G46 1857

Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Standard Atlas of Oakland County, Michigan: Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County…. 1908.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N Folio G1413 .O2 O2 1908

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat Book of Oakland County, Michigan. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G 1413 .O2 H5 1930

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Kennedy, Ruth S.
Naturalization Records for Oakland County, Michigan, 1827-1906. 1985.
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Howlett, Edward V., Mrs.
Oakland County, Michigan, Marriage Records 1827-1849. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 O152 1986

Roninger, Merle.
Obituary Index for the Birmingham Eccentric, Birmingham, Michigan, Covering the Period 1878-1977. 1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S F574 .B575 O25 1978

Oakland County Genealogical Society.
State Census of Oakland County for the Year 1845. 1985.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 S67z 1985

Serrell, Alice D., 1906-.
Abstracts of Probate Files in the Probate Court, Oakland County, Michigan (1822-1868). 1956.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .O2 S477 1956 v.1-2

Selected government publications

Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Identification of Immigrant and Refugee Groups in South Oakland County. 1980.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL F575 .A1 J46 1980

Michigan Department of Conservation. Parks and Recreation Division.
Haven Hill Lodge: Highland Recreation Area, Milford, Michigan. 1940.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F572 .O2 H38 1940z

Oakland County (Mich.). Land Use Planning Committee.
Agriculture of Oakland County, Michigan. 1946.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N HD 211 .M5 A4 1946

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service.
Soil Survey of Oakland County, Michigan. 1982.
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S A 57.38:OA 4/2

State of Michigan. Department of Auditor General.
Examination of the Records and Accounts of Oakland County for the Year…. 1952-1977.
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Updated 11/30/2018