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.
Family History Festival
September 27, 2014, 10 AM - 5 PM
Detroit Public Library
This event is FREE
No Pre-registration Required
This year's featured speakers are: Kimberly T. Powell, who will make two presentations entitled "DNA Testing for Family Historians" and "Digging Deeper into Local Land Records" and Dr. Deborah A. Abbott, who will make two presentations entitled "The Gift of Legacy: Who's Writing Your Story?" and "Vital Records: The Cornerstone of Genealogical Research."
The Burton Historical Collection will be open for research from 10 am - 6 pm.
Local Genealogy Radio
Tune in to WCXI, 1160 AM or WPON 1460 AM on Saturday evenings from 5-6 pm. The station is located in Southfield and covers a large area.
Share your love of genealogy research, history, and uncovering new finds with fellow researchers. Learn about upcoming workshops, lectures, programs, and research trips.
Check radio station programming for up-to-date scheduling.
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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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