The Detroit Public Library
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.
Winter 2014 DSGR Magazine
The new issue (Winter 2014)
of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Reseach Magazine Volume 77
, No 2, is in the mail. If you are a paper copy subscriber and have not received your copy by the end of January, notify the DSGR Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
to see the table of contents. DSGR Members can go to the Members Only area and see the digital copy as of 13 January 2014.
The Seal of DSGR
DSGR Bulletin # 4, page 3 (November 13, 1937)
Prize Contest Announcement: After a hotly contested ballot the first prize for the Society Seal was awarded to Mr. William
Henry Gailey, Jr. and the second award went to Miss Dorothy S. Reading. Both of the winners deserve the thanks of the entire Society for the excellent designs and the effort expended thereon. The winning seal consists of an outer circle bearing the wording “DETROIT SOCIETY FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH” and the year of our inception, “1936”. Within the circle, in the background, is a caravel in front of this a terrestrial globe showing the expanse of water between the Old World and the New and superimposed on this an open bible, flanked on either side by two burning tapers. Mr. Gailey certainly captured the spirit of the requirements and suggestions and has given us a design of which we all may be proud.
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 -- email@example.com
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.
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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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