Magazine Editor Needed

The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR) is seeking qualified candidates for the editor for the DSGR Magazine.
DSGR Magazine is published quarterly; each issue contains a combination of abstracted records of genealogical interest and compiled genealogies.   This magazine’s general objectives have been:
  1. Provide readers with information about resources available for their own research.
  2. Make manuscript records accessible
  3. Provide examples of scholarly writing as a guide to writing.
  4. Provide book reviews
  5. Provide a place for members to publish informal sketches of their own families
 The editor is responsible for the overall production and editorial content of DSGR Magazine and produces four (4) issues per year during the calendar year,  Fall (October 1) Winter (January 1), Spring (April 1) Summer (July 1).  The responsibilities include selection of material suitable for abstraction and working with volunteers willing to abstract material.  The editor has overall responsibility for determining the content of the DSGR Magazine.  The editor should have previous experience in genealogical research, writing, editing, and publishing.  Proficient knowledge of grammar, writing standards, MS Word, and Excel is essential.
Currently the editor is supported by an assistant editor, proofreaders, and many volunteers.
These tasks can be done by one person or a team of persons.   If you have an interest in helping with one or more of these tasks or have a question about the postion send your inquiry to DSGRM Editor Position.  

Featured Photo

Michigan Central Depot Accounting Department
Photo courtesy of Sally Jankowski, who's grandmother Catherine Corrigan Stevens,
worked there as an accountant between 1915 and 1920.
Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery to view more historical photos.

Cemetery Records in DSGR Magazine

One of the questions we are asked is why DSGR does not publish cemetery readings in our magazine.  Well, we have, ever since 1938!  Cemeteries in various counties of Michigan.  And selected cemeteries in CA, CT, IL, IN, IA, KY, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VT, WV, WI, and Ontario, Canada!  Surprised?  Click here to see the index of the cemeteries that we have published and the issues in which they appear.   Remember, all 80 volumes are available to view in our Members Area.

The DSGR Invites You to Join Us
Naturalization: Becoming American: Research with Naturalization Records
Saturday, April 8, 2017 / 10:30 AM
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
Kris W. Rzepczynski from the State Archives, and Mark Bowden, Director of the Burton Historical Collection and Detroit Society Board Member, will alternate presentations. Kris will speak about "Becoming American: Research with Naturalization Records," an overview of naturalization and what sources are available at the pure Michigan level; while Mark will present the naturalization records and sources available here in the D at the Burton Historical Collection.
This is the third presentation of our Immigration, Migration, and Naturalization series.