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.
Allen County Public Library Bus Trip
The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research is sponsoring its 27th Annual Research Trip to the Ft. Wayne / Allen County Public Library on Saturday, February 8, 2014. ACPL is the 2nd largest genealogical research library in the U.S. The National Trails bus will leave from the Lawrence Technological University parking lot in Southfield promptly at 6:30 a.m., so please arrive by 6:15 a.m. A second pick-up stop will be made about 7:15 a.m. at the Chelsea Park & Ride at Exit 159 off I-94 (Fill in form below). The trip takes approximately 3 ½ hours each way. There is a rest stop each way. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the designated parking area. Please note: We will return to Southfield between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. There is neither a phone nor an inside waiting area at the University parking area. Breakfast is not provided. A letter or email with further details will be sent to all confirmed applicants. We are limiting the registrations to the first 54 people to sign up – so don’t delay! We will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations. Please duplicate the application form for additional persons. One check may be sent to cover all persons in your party, but separate Application Forms must be included.
Pricing has been held to the same as last year:
$40.00 bus fare for non members
$35.00 bus fare for members
$8.75 for box dinner for the trip home
If you are a member of DSGR, Click Here
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If you are not a member of DSGR, and would like to register on line and pay through PayPal, use the button below, You can select to sign up for just the bus or both the bus and the boxed lunch for the trip home.
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.
Fall 2013 DSGR Magazine
The new issue (Fall 2013)
of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Reseach Magazine Volume 77
, No 1, has been mailed. To see the Table of Contents - Click Here
. If you are a member, go to the Members Only section, sign in, and you can have full access. Interested in becoming a member, go to the Membership Appln & Renewal selection. You will receive this issue as part of your welcome package.
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR COPY OF THE MAGAZINE IN THE MAIL, CLICK HERE TO NOTIFY THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON.
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.
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.
The Board of Directors has approved a project to digitize the 76 years of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine and place the digital copies in the Members Only area of our web site. The cost of this will be approximately $2,500. Rather than use general dues funds to pay for this project, the Board has approved a donation program titled "Adopt an Issue, or Two, or Three, or Four" . PayPal can be used to make this donation. This project will be the top item in the DSGR Store <--- click to be transferred directly to the store. You can donate $6.25 per issue or $25.00 for an entire volume (4 issues).
As you can see, you have been more than generous!!! THANK YOU!!!!! Any of the donations that exceed the cost of digitizing the DSGR Magazine will be applied to future digitization projects.
Now the Board of Directors will have to get to work and actually make this project a reality. We could not proceed without adequate funding and you have provided that. Stay tuned for status updates.
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