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Saturday, February 9
"Revolutionary War Spy Letters" - Cheney J. Schopieray  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
The University of Michigan Libraries have numerous manuscripts and other ephemera which will help genealogists and historians complete their FAMILY hiSTORY. Cheney J. Schopieray, Curator of Manuscripts from the William L. Clements Library will deliver his talk on the Revolutionary War Spy Letters, one of many U of M Library holdings.



Saturday, March 9
"Community Cookbooks & Food Advertising; Agricultural Machinery Catalogs; Sunday School Books"  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
The Michigan State University Libraries hold many manuscripts and ephemera pertinent to building your FAMILY hiSTORY. Ruth Ann Jones, Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian will share information about MSU's 2500+ Michigan Community Cookbooks (30,000+ cookbooks in total), 15,000+ item food advertising collection, 3500+ agricultural machinery catalogs, and their Sunday School Book collection and how that genre was part of everyday life in the 1800s. Ms. Jones will also describe how to gain access to these collections, how to request material online before you visit, and more.


Saturday, March 23
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 in the main floor of the Library.   Today's Presentation will be on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) by David Hutchinson.   This test is only available through FamilyTree DNA.



Saturday, April 13
"Archives of Michigan Manuscript Collections, State & Local Government Records" - Kris Rzepczynski  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
Senior Archivist, Kris Rzepczynski, joins us for an overview of the Archives of Michigan Special Collections. Mr. Rzepczynski will tell us how and where we may access the Archive holdings, and he will be able to direct us to other government records still maintained by local jurisdictions.



Saturday, May 11
"Wayne State University's Special Collections and Digital Databases" - Cynthia H. Krolikowski  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
The Leonard N. Simons collection is a wonderful aid that started out as books about the Northwest Territories and was narrowed down to books about the Great Lakes Region with a particular emphasis on Michigan. WSU Libraries has county and city histories, as well as many atlases that can be used to provide context when searching for ancestral beginnings. All of the Simons' materials are listed in an online catalog, which is freely accessible to the general public. People who are not affiliated with Wayne State University can also request materials to examine through request forms that are linked from the online catalog. 
 
Join Cynthia H. Krolowski, Special Collections Librarian: Rare Books, as she explains relevant resources to DSGR members and guests, and the many ways to access Special Collecitons and other book materials from the Wayne State University Library system.



Saturday, June 1
Annual Bus Trip to Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
Join the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. and Western Wayne County Genealogical Society on our 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 2019.
 
NOTE: This is the first Saturday of the month, hopefully you can join the Oakland County Genealogical Society on their Annual Salt Lake City Research Trip, which is scheduled for June 4-13, 2019.


Saturday, June 22
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 floor.   Today's session will be "With a little help from my friends".  We will be pairing up our more experienced members with those that have specific sumbling blocks for one-on-one sessions.   Sometimes we learn a lot just by helping someone else work through their brickwall.  We need all levels of understanding and a good range of members with various tools knowledge as well as members with questions.



Saturday, September 14
SNEAK PEAK at Next Year's Program: "Self-Publishing" - James N. Jackson  (DSGR Meeting Schedule)
10:30 am
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
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 guies us through the last chapter of our FAMILY hiSTORY, and starts us on the DSGR 2019-2020 genealogical road trip.


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, 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