Volunteer Opportunities
The DSGR is dedicated to bringing new resources to members and non-members alike. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have a number of ways in which you can help us make the Society stronger. You can work in the comfort of your own home or in the classic surroundings of the Burton Historical Collection Reading Room at the main Detroit Public Library. 
Help us preserve the past for future generations.
Book Reviewer
Book Reviewer
  • The position(s) of book reviewer would entail the reading and then writing of a review of a new publication that would be of interest to the genealogical audience.   Agreement on the appropriateness of the publication would be between the reviewer and the Book Review Editor.   Submissions to the editor would need to be on a timely basis to meet deadlines for publication in the Quarterly DSGR Magazine.
Your Personal Documents / Genealogies
  • For over 80 years the material printed in the DSGR Magazine has been contributed by members like you. We invite you to contribute your genealogy, articles, Bible records, birth marriage & death records, probate, deed, pension, tax or military records, diaries, letters and other interesting and pertinent items you may have collected or transcribed.
Manuscript Transcriptions
  • The DSGR Magazine has been given access to manuscripts in the Burton Historical Collection and has been transcribing these to appear in the magazine.    These manuscripts have never been published before.   Transcription projects can be done in your own home (you will receive electronic versions of the pages you are to transcribe) and then you type the information into MS Word or MS Excel depending on the type of information in agreement with the DSGR Magazine Editor.
They Came to Michigan profile
  • You probably have ancestors who came to Michigan at some point. Our feature "They Came to Michigan", which has been in the Magazine for nearly 50 years, needs contributions. These are "thumbnail sketches" of ancestors who came to Michigan before 1915. Here is an example: JOSEPH FRUMVELLER was born in Garrebourg, France, 11 November 1826, the son of Joseph Fromweiller and Genevieve Meguin; died Detroit, November 1855, buried Mt. Elliott Cemetery. He was a tinsmith. He married in St. Mary's Church, Detroit, 15 November 1848, MARY STOLL. They had three children, all born and died Detroit, buried in Mt. Elliott Cemetery, all surname FRUMVELLER: 1) Elizabeth, b. August 1849; d. July 1861. 2) Anthony, b. 1853 or 1854; d. 3 May 1888. 30 Joseph, b. 1855, d. 10 November 1874.