Welcome to the DSGR

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. Its affairs were to be administered by an elected Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
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The Rescued Film Project

Visit The Rescued Film Project website to view photos and to learn more about this remarkable find!

REGISTER NOW for Allen County Bus Trip

The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research is sponsoring its 28th Annual Research Trip to the Ft. Wayne / Allen County Public Library on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  ACPL is the 2nd largest genealogical research library in the U.S. The cost of the charter bus trip is $35.00 per member ($40.00-non-members). If you wish to purchase a boxed meal, please add $10.00 and indicate when registering.
The National Trails bus will leave from the Lawrence Technological University parking lot in Southfield promptly at 6:30 a.m., so please arrive by 6:15 a.m.  A second pick-up stop will be made about 7:15 a.m. at the Chelsea Park & Ride at Exit 159 off I-94 (please indicate on the attached form or when checking out using PayPal)
The trip takes approximately 3 ½ hours each way. There is also a rest stop each way. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the designated parking area. Please note: We will return to Southfield between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. There is neither a phone nor an inside waiting area at the University parking area.  Breakfast is not provided. A letter or email with further details will be sent to all confirmed applicants.  Registrations are limited to the first 52 persons – so don’t delay!  We will maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations. Please duplicate the application form for additional persons. One check may be sent to cover all persons in your party, but separate Application Forms must be included.
Alternatively – sign up online at dsgr.org and use Paypal to reserve your seat. 
Members: Please log on to the members only section to register at the discounted rate.
Non-Member Payment & Registration for Allen County Public Library Bus Trip
Bus Only: $40
Bus & Lunch: $50
* PLEASE be sure to state pick-up point in the comments section when you register.
If you prefer to register by mail, download the form: 2015 DSGR ACPL Bus Trip Form

On-Line Membership Renewal & Application

DSGR now has on-line membership renewal and new member application available.   Payment is made through PayPal.  For renewals, you simply enter the necessary information and you will receive confirmation of your payment and then within a few days, confirmation of your renewal.   If any of your contact information has changed, be sure to send updated information (including your member number) to our Membership Chair.
For new members, you must also fill out a membership application: Sign up for NEW membership.  You will need to make your payment through PayPal and also fill out the member application  (it appears after the New Member - 3 Year option.)  As soon as your payment and application have been matched and reviewed, you will receive an E-Mail confirmation.

DSGR Magazine Digitization Project

The digitization project to put all issues of the DSGR Magazine on our web site has been completed.   Volumes 1 (1937-1938) through the current issue have been added to the Members Only area.  A new page appears in the Members Only area -- DSGR Magazine Guide.    This lists the volume numbers and the years in which they were published. 
The indexes for Volumes 20 - current appear in the public area called Indexes.   Looking thru each index at just the Subject Listing will give you an idea of the breadth of the information available.
The Copyright to these files remains the property of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.   Any unauthorized use of these files is prohibited.

Tax Deductible Donation Status

The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. is a 501C3 corporation which means that donations to us are deemed a charitable contribution on your income tax return.   For both the Contributing and Sustaining membership options, the amount in excess of the standard $20.00 membership fee is tax deductible.