Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:30 am
Arab American Genealogical Research in US Records: An Introduction
with Reem Awad-Rashmawi
10:30 am DSGR Zoom webinar - Registration is required.
We give our members the first chance at registration. Public registration will open October 5.
Similar to other Americans, those who descend from Arab-identified countries of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Region can find clues to their family history in traditional genealogical sources. This presentation will introduce those conducting Arab American genealogical research to tips and tricks to find those ancestors in US records. Beyond traditional resources, unique record groups specific to the Arab American experience will be addressed.
For more details about joining and participating in a webinar as an attendee, here is a tutorial from Zoom.

Burton Historical Collection temporarily closed

The Burton Historical Collection is located within the Detroit Public Library - Main. According to a recent statement on the DPL website, "Due to flooding and the required clean-up, the Main Library will remain closed until after Labor Day."
Once the BHC reopens, an appointment will be necessary to conduct on-site research.

Entrance to Briggs Stadium - 1951

View of entrance to Briggs Stadium, decorated for All-Star Game. "Detroit 250th birthday, 1701-1951" sign on building; automobile on street. Detroit Tigers logo partially visible on right. Stamped on back: "By Detroit News photographer, Ransom." Handwritten on back: "Briggs Stadium, in dress-up for All-Star Game."
Courtesy Detroit Public Library Digital Collections.


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.