The DSGR Invites You to Join Us 
I Have My DNA Results - What Comes Next?
Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 10:30 AM
Explorer's Room at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
Dr. James Sims will close our program year with the question " I Have My DNA Results - What Comes Next?" WHO do you think you are: a Michigander or a Michiganian? After this presention, you will know!

Magazine Editor Needed

The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR) is seeking qualified candidates for the editor for the DSGR Magazine.
DSGR Magazine is published quarterly; each issue contains a combination of abstracted records of genealogical interest and compiled genealogies.   This magazine’s general objectives have been:
  1. Provide readers with information about resources available for their own research.
  2. Make manuscript records accessible
  3. Provide examples of scholarly writing as a guide to writing.
  4. Provide book reviews
  5. Provide a place for members to publish informal sketches of their own families
 The editor is responsible for the overall production and editorial content of DSGR Magazine and produces four (4) issues per year during the calendar year,  Fall (October 1) Winter (January 1), Spring (April 1) Summer (July 1).  The responsibilities include selection of material suitable for abstraction and working with volunteers willing to abstract material.  The editor has overall responsibility for determining the content of the DSGR Magazine.  The editor should have previous experience in genealogical research, writing, editing, and publishing.  Proficient knowledge of grammar, writing standards, MS Word, and Excel is essential.
Currently the editor is supported by an assistant editor, proofreaders, and many volunteers.
These tasks can be done by one person or a team of persons.   If you have an interest in helping with one or more of these tasks or have a question about the postion send your inquiry to DSGRM Editor Position.  

30th Annual Bus Trip to Fort Wayne Library

30th Annual Research Trip to the Allen County Public Library 
The Detroit Society of Genealogical Research, along with its partners the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society and the Oakland County Genealogical Society, invite all to join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017, for a one day trip to the second largest genealogical research library in the United States.  We are offering three pick up locations this year:  Southfield, Livonia, and Chelsea.  As always, we will be taking orders for box lunches (really dinners) for the return trip to Michigan after a full day of research.  We intend to arrive at the Genealogy Center as it opens and will leave as it closes.  Please see our brochure for full details CLICK HERE for brochure.    
You can print the brochure, fill out the form, mail it with your check to the address indicated or you can go to the DSGR Store and under Events register and pay online using PayPal (you do not not need a PayPal account to use PayPal, it will take your credit card number for a one time use).
In order to prepare, be sure to visit the Genealogy Center Web Site CLICK HERE to review their holdings and prepare your list of things to research.   You will also want to look at the local restaurant maps as we will be in Fort Wayne all day and you will be on your own for lunch.

Featured Image

Spring Time Seed Catalog by D.M. Ferry & Company, Detroit, Michigan
Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery to view more historical photos.