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Detroit Public Library (Cass Entrance)


The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research was organized on 20 September 1936, by a group of thirty-three interested persons, which grew to one hundred eight members within the year. Its primary objective was to be a non-profit organization for the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families of the commonwealth, and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. Its affairs were to be administered by an elected Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
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May Bus Trip to Lansing Archives

On Saturday, May 10, DSGR will be hosting a bus trip to the State of Michigan Archives in Lansing for research.  We will be leaving from Lot C at Lawrence Technological University at 7:30 AM and will then depart Lansing when the Archives closes at 4:00 PM.  We will be back in Southfield at approximately 5:45 PM.   Lunch is not available, so you are advised to bring one.   There are pop and bottle water machines available.
A SECOND PICK UP POINT HAS BEEN SET AT EXIT 147  OFF I-96 IN BRIGHTON PICK UP THERE WILL BE AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 A.M.  Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to use the Southfield or Brighton site.   To verify, you may contact the trip coordinator directly :  TRIP COORDINATOR
As a bonus:  THE STATE OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY will also be open on that day.
Cost will be $19 for DSGR members / $21 for non-members  -- at today's gas prices, it might just be cheaper, not to mention more relaxing,  to leave the driving to us.
Both Members and Non Members can print the Registration Form and mail in the form and their check to the address on the form.   Click Here for the registration form.
Members can pay and register on line by clicking the link.   You will need to sign on to your DSGR Account to get access.   You can also go to the Members Only area, sign on and then select Archive & Library PayPal
Non DSGR Members can pay and register on line using PayPal

Spring 2014 DSGR Magazine

The new issue (Spring 2014) of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Reseach Magazine Volume 77, No 3, is at the printer.   Check your inbox in the next few days if you have chosen to receive the digital version of our publication instead of the printed version.

DSGR Magazine Digitization Project

The digitization project to put all issues of the DSGR Magazine on our web site has been completed.   Volumes 1 (1937-1938) through the current issue have been added to the Members Only area.  A new page appears in the Members Only area -- DSGR Magazine Guide.    This lists the volume numbers and the years in which they were published. 
The indexes for Volumes 20 - current appear in the public area called Indexes.   Looking thru each index at just the Subject Listing will give you an idea of the breadth of the information available.
The Copyright to these files remains the property of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.   Any unauthorized use of these files is prohibited.

On-Line Membership Renewal & Application

DSGR now has on-line membership renewal and new member application available.   Payment is made through PayPal.  For renewals, you simply enter the necessary information and you will receive confirmation of your payment and then within a few days, confirmation of your renewal.   If any of your contact information has changed, be sure to send updated information (including your member number) to our Membership Chair --
For new members, you must also fill out a membership application -- it is within the section titled Sign up for NEW membership.  You will need to make your payment through PayPal and also fill out the member application  (it appears after the New Member - 3 Year option.)  As soon as your payment and application have been matched and reviewed, you will receive an E-Mail confirmation.
If you reside outside the United States, we have to charge additional fees to mail out the DSGR Magazine.   Be sure to include this in you cart before you check out if you are in this category.

Tax Deductible Donation Status

The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. is a 501C3 corporation which means that donations to us are deemed a charitable contribution on your income tax return.   For both the Contributing and Sustaining membership options, the amount in excess of the standard $20.00 membership fee is tax deductible.  

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