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Saturday, September 14
"Self-Publishing" - James N. Jackson  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
There is a book inside of every genealogists, and it may be time for Society publications to be revisted. This talk focuses on CreateSpace to produce economical publications, including free ISBN, bar-coding, listing on Amazon, international pricing, and converting to eBook formats.
 
Join DSGR Past President, James N. Jackson, as he guides us through the last chapter of our FAMILY hiSTORY, and starts us on the DSGR 2019-2020 genealogical road trip.
 
After the membership meeting, Mark Bowden, Coordinator for Special Collections, will provide a 30-minute overview of the resources and card catalogues of the Burton Historical Collection that will take place in the Burton Reading Room.


Saturday, September 28
DSGR DNA Special Interest Group  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Main Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI
We meet in the Media Classroom on the main level. Send your topic suggestions to dsgrdnaint@dsgrinc.org



Saturday, October 12
“Beginning Your Hungarian Research” - Dan Earl  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Music Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
Dan Earl is the president of the Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan. This is a rescheduled presentation from our weather cancelled February 2018 program. 

Do you 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. Üdvözlet a Detroiters társaimnak hazánkban! 

NOTE: This meeting will be held in the MUSIC ROOM on the third floor of the library.



Saturday, November 2
“Resources in the Genealogy Center for Researching Michigan Pioneer Settlers” -  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
11:00 am
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5500 North Adams Road, Troy, MI
This is a joint program with the Oakland County Genealogy Society (OCGS) and will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (5500 North Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098), which is located between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads.   Meet at 11 a.m. for refreshments and conversation.  The program will begin shortly after 11:30. 
 
A guest speaker from the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana will make a presentation entitled “Resources in the Genealogy Center for Researching Michigan Pioneer Settlers”



Saturday, December 14
DSGR DNA Special Interest Group  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Main Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI
We meet in the Media Classroom on the main level. Send your topic suggestions to dsgrdnaint@dsgrinc.org



Saturday, January 11, 2020
“Fruits of Perseverance: The French Presence in the Detroit River Region, 1701-1815”  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
Exploring the French colonial presence in Detroit, from its establishment to its dissolution in the early nineteenth century, 

Dr. Guillaume Teasdale, University of Windsor, Department of History, explains how a society similar to the rural settlements of the Saint Lawrence valley developed in an isolated place and how it survived well beyond the fall of New France. Fruits of Perseverance offers a window into the development of a French community in the borderlands of New France, whose heritage is still celebrated today by tens of thousands of residents of southwest Ontario and southeast Michigan.  Longue vie à Detroit en Nouvelle-France en Amérique du Nord! 

Dr. Teasdale will have his book available for your purchase and signing.



Saturday, February 8, 2020
“Connecting the Points on Your Family Map” - Derek Blount  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
“Connecting the Points on Your Family Map” by DSGR Board / Society member Derek Blount. This program will show how to connect points on a U.S. Map to indicate how and where ancestors travelled.
 
The discussion will include Eastern and Western expansion, roads, canals, steamships, riverboats, railroads, wagon roads, commercial roads, Native American and exploration trails.



Saturday, March 14, 2020
“Overview of the Local Government Records Project at the Archives of Michigan” - Andrea Gietzen  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
“An Overview of the Local Government Records Project at the Archives of Michigan” with Andrea Gietzen of the Archives of Michigan. In her talk, she will explain the details of how she, the Local Government Records Archivist, has been travelling around to Michigan’s 83 counties, meeting with probate court staff to collect Probate Court records and why this is being done.
 
Ms. Gietzen will also share with us her knowledge of the types of records that are typically getting transferred (specifically for this project),  the overall process of how this happens, some of the challenges and the current status of the project.



Saturday, April 18, 2020
“A Genetic Genealogy Overview” - James Sims, Ph.D.  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
“A Genetic Genealogy Overview” All of us carry around our genetic genealogy, preserved in the DNA passed to us by our ancestors. The current generation is the first to have access to DNA records. Those who learn to use these new records are in a position to make discoveries that were not previously possible. Like traditional genealogy sources, there are several different kinds of DNA records. Each type of DNA record provides different information about our genetic ancestors. The techniques needed to read and understand them varies by record type. Join Dr. James Sims as he provides a  broad overview of the field of genetic genealogy with examples drawn from his research. 
 
After the membership meeting, Mark Bowden, Coordinator for Special Collections, will provide a 30-minute overview of the resources and card catalogues of the Burton Historical Collection that will take place in the Burton Reading Room.



Saturday, May 9, 2020
“Germanic Genealogical Research” - Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
“Germanic Genealogical Research”  We will discover how to find your Germanic ancestors, including making the leap across the Atlantic, to find the parish and village; what to do about that darn handwriting and language, current resources online in Germany, and some fun facts about the Detroit German community.  Join presenter Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach with herSTORY der Deutschen migration nach Detroit aus unserem Vaterland.



Saturday, June 6, 2020
DSGR/WWCGS Annual Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
Annual Bus Trip to the Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Registration will be posted on the society web page in the Spring of 2020.

This trip is co-sponsored by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society.