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Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
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Benefits

  • With membership you will receive the quarterly Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine
  • 20% discount on Society publications,
  • Unlimited entries in our Surname Registry,
  • Access to burial entries in our Cemetery Records
  • Reminders of meetings and program agendas.
  • Our meetings are open to the general public.   All are welcome.

History of the society

  • The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research was organized on 20 September 1936, by a group of thirty-three interested persons, which grew to one hundred eight members within the year. Its primary objective was to be a non-profit organization for the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families of the commonwealth, and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.

Society Officers

Society Projects

Current Projects

FamilySearch Wiki Projects

FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions

Past Projects

Blog

Facebook page

Publications

  • Four times a year the Detroit Society for Genealogical Reseach Magazine is published.   
  • Our other publications and ordering instuctions can be found on our web site at www.dsgr.org.

Newsletters

Collections

  • The Detorit Society for Genealogical Research is closely associated with the Burton Historical Collection which is housed in the Main Detroit Public Library.
    • Manuscripts from that collection are the basis for the DSGR Magazine articles and also for our full volume publications
  • Indexes for the DSGR Magazine can be found at http://dsgr.org/clist.php?nm=60
  • Requests for research can be submitted to the DSGR Research Desk through our web site at www.dsgr.org

Events

Family History Festival 

  • On the last Saturday of September each year, the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research partners with the Burton Historical Collection and the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Soiciety, The festival is free and no pre-registration required. The Burton Historical Collection will be open for research from 10am-6pm. For further information please visit the web site noted above, or call (313) 481-1401.

Society Meetings

  • We usually meet the second Saturday of the month (September through June).   A number of special events cause us to reschedule our meetings so that are members can take full advantage of those occations.  See http://dsgr.org/events.php for our meeting schedule.

Workshops

  • Early each year, one of our regular meetings is our annual bus trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • In the spring, we offer a bus trip for research at the Archives of Michigan in Lansing.

Board Meetings

  • The Board of Directors meet right after the scheduled meetings and also during the Summer months to plan the following year speaker schedule

Training Meetings

  • Each year, in cooperation with the Oakland County Genealogical Society, our session is held as a preview to our annual research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   We have speakers from the library give overviews of the holdings and methods to find information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the directions to the society?
A.DSGR meets in the Explorer's Room of the Main Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-4007.  See our web site for free parking information.
Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A. Membership in DSGR is $20.00 per year which include online access to the members only area of out website (www.dsgr.org) and four issues of the DSGR Magazine.   Meetings are open to the public, and are held on Saturday mornings.   This allows our members to then have the afternoon free or to make use of the Burton Historical Collection of books and manuscripts.

Nearby or Alternate Repositories

  • The Detorit Society for Genealogical Research is closely associated with the Burton Historical Collection which is housed in the Main Detroit Public Library.

 

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