Saturday, November 7
A New Look at Genealogy Center Resources - Curt B. Witcher
11:00 am This will be a joint DSGR and OCGS webinar
November is our annual joint meeting of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and the Oakland County Genealogical Society. Director of Special Collections and Genealogy Center Manager, Curt B. Witcher will be our presenter.  “A New Look at Genealogy Center Resources” includes an update on the new Genealogy Center website, new items available since mid-2019, what is available through their partnership with FamilySearch, and what steps the Genealogy Center has taken to keep staff and visitors safe during these times. The Genealogy Center is part of the Special Collections of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Registration is required. Click here to register.

Burton Historical Collection News

The Burton Historical Collection is now taking appointments which can only be made via an online appointment form. It's important to note new operating procedures:
  • Appointments must be made at least 7 days in advance
  • Onsite research is limited to only 1 hour per day
  • Only you and one other person (total of 2) are allowed into the reading room
  • You'll receive an email confirming your appointment
The Detroit Public Library looks forward to having researchers back onsite!

Cornstalks & Pumpkin Patch

Cornstalks and Pumpkin Patch, Dearborn, Michigan, 23 September 1906.
Photography courtesy of the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Digital Collection.


The DSGR Board of Directors has voted to extend every active member's membership by one year due to the suspension of publication of the DSGR Magazine in the 2018-2019 publication term.   Your membership expiration date will be extended automatically as soon as possible.