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Saturday, October 14
"Let Your Fingers Do the Walking!" (City Directories) - Diane Oslund  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
Dig into city directories and see what we can learn from them. Just how much can they tell us about our ancestors and other family members? Learn what they have to say about the community where our family resided. How can that help us in our research? Is there more there then you ever thought to look for?



Saturday, November 4
Joint Program with Oakland County Genealogical Society  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
11:00 am
St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Adams Road, Troy, Michigan
 
This is a joint program with the Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) and will take place at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Adams Road in Troy, between Long Lake (18 mile) an Square Lake (19 mile). Meet at 11 AM for refreshments and conversation. Program will follow. A guest speaker from the Genealogicaly Center, allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will make a presentation related to their collection.



Saturday, January 6, 2018
"Scandalous Ancestors: Tracking Black Sheep Family Members" - Jessica M. Trotter  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
This presentation provides ideas and suggested resources for tracing "scandalous" ancestors and includes a case study featuring an unreliable ancestor whose story seems to begin in 1860s Detroit.



Saturday, February 10, 2018
"Beginning Your Hungarian Research" - Dan Earl  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
Have a Hungarian ancestor but not sure how to get started? This lecture will teach you how. We will cover different record sets available on both sides of "the pond;" as well as look at historical information that is essential for Hungarian researchers to know.



Saturday, March 10, 2018
"Introduction to Italian Genealogy" - Dan Fantore  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
This presentation includes an overview of Italian immigration to the United States, Michigan, and Detroit. For those who do not know their Italian ancestral hometown, sources will be identified that aid in the location of the Italian hometown. Italian resources will be presented and explained incluing civil registration and church records for births, marriages, processetti, and deaths. Italian naming practices, Italian genealogical vobaculary, and Internet resources for Italian research will be reviewed. Audience members may present Italian challenges or brick walls for case studies.



Saturday, April 14, 2018
"Genealogical Research in the United Kingdom" - Derek Blount  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
Derek Blount has been researching his family tree for over 29 years. His genealogy research can now trace his family back before the Norman Conquest (1066 A.D.) Mr. Blount has traveled extensively around the U.S., Canada, and England in search of ancestors. He has wandered many cemeteries to dig up ancestors (not literally, of course). Mr. Blount will share his knowledge and experiences focusing on research in the United Kingdom.



Saturday, May 12, 2018
"Ancestors at War & How to Find Them" - Jeffrey E. Mason  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
 
If your ancestor fought in an American War, the chances of finding documents relating to their service are high. This presentation will focus primarily on records related to he American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, and will include several online resources to help you find your ancestral war records.



Saturday, June 9, 2018
DSGR Annual Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
 
Join us for our annual trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Registration will be posted in the Spring of 2018.