Saturday,  January 8, 2022, at 10:30 am
Bring out your Dead! Plague, Pandemics, and Epidemics in Your Ancestry
with Derek Blount
10:30 am DSGR Zoom webinar - Registration is required.
We give our members the first opportunity to register. Public registration is expected to open on January 3 and will be available in this space.
The program discusses epidemics from the 1200s to present and where to find unusual data records about the epidemics and records of people that succumbed to them.
For more details about joining and participating in a webinar as an attendee, here is a tutorial from Zoom.

Burton Historical Collection temporarily closed

From the Burton Historical Collection page on the Detroit Public Library website.
"Due to major repairs being made to our facility, many resources from the Burton Historical Collection are temporarily unavailable for staff or public use. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Until we can resume regular library service, please explore the online resources available from this page ( They include our Digital Collections (accessible without a DPL library card) and a wide range of databases, including historical newspapers and Ancestry Library Edition (accessible with your DPL library card.)
Email inquiries will be answered as time and resources permit. Reference questions that require material that is currently inaccessible will need to be resubmitted when the collection reopens. Please check back here for updates beginning in January 2022."

Thanksgiving Day card

View of a postcard depicting a turkey driving an automobile constructed of an ear of corn and apples. Printed on front: "Thanksgiving Day. Design copyright 1910 by A. Von Beust." Printed on back: "Thanksgiving series postcard no. 131. Printed in Germany." Handwritten on back: "I expect you will have a great time Thanksgiving. Don't you wish you had an automobile like this one if it was large enough think I would like it for myself. Rina."
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.