Announcements of Interest
This page is dedicated to announcements that would be of interest to those who view our web site.   These can be from related Genealogical Societies or internal to DSGR.
DSGR Announcements
  • DSGR now has on-line membership renewal and new member application available.   Payment is made through PayPal, so you will need a free PayPal account to make use of this feature.   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 -- member@dsgr.org   For new members, you must also fill out a membership application -- it is within the section titled 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.   If you reside outside the United States, we have to charge additional fees to mail out the DSGR Magazine.   Be sure to include this in you cart before you check out if you are in this category.
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Burton Historical Collection
Library of Michigan / Archives
  • Archives of Michigan welcomes family heritage collection from Library of Michigan 

    Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have agreed to move selected Family Heritage Collections currently housed in the Library of Michigan to the reading room of the Archives of Michigan. 

    The move will continue the state’s stewardship of the collection and better align the resources of both organizations. The collection will remain in the Michigan Library and Historical Center, where it can be easily used with related research materials held by both organizations. The move will take place this summer with a rededication planned during the Abrams Genealogy Seminar on July 13, 2012. "The collection will increase the public services provided by the Archives of Michigan," said State Archivist Mark Harvey. "We are pleased to join it with archival documents that are used by family heritage researchers and committed to continuing to build it with the help of the genealogical community. Over time, the Archives plans to expand its hours and online services." 

    The move completes the realignment of Library of Michigan services necessitated by budget and staffing reductions to focus on reference research services to employees of all branches of state government; services to libraries of all types statewide; and the collection, preservation and maintenance of access to the published record of the state of Michigan and its peoples. 

    State Librarian Nancy Robertson noted, "The library’s Michigan materials will remain available to all interested in using them. Both library and archives materials will continue to be available to researchers through a common catalogue." 

    Cynthia Grostick, president of the Michigan Genealogical Council, the umbrella organization for state genealogical societies, praised the project: "The family heritage collection assembled by the Library of Michigan with the support of the genealogical community, particularly the Abrams Foundation, is a Michigan treasure. We are happy that it will stay in the Michigan Library and Historical Center, where genealogists can continue to help build it and use it, along with the other valued materials held by the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan." 

    The move will be accomplished using shelving and equipment no longer used by the library as well as funds raised for the project by the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Michigan History Foundation. The archives and library will seek to accomplish the work with as little disruption to researchers as possible. Details will be posted at www.michigan.gov/statearchives  and www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan

    Among the organizations housed at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mich., are the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Historical Center, which includes the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Historical Museum. Please check the above websites for hours. For online research assistance, please visit the archives site www.seekingmichigan.org  and the Michigan e-Library www.mel.org.  
Other Society Announcements
  • September 25, 2013 - Macomb County Genealogy Group and Mount Clemens Public Library are pleased to announce an update of the Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index. We have just loaded 9,916 new index records for a new database total of 142,080 funeral home records.  This update adds more records of the Hamilton Funeral Home for 1940-1942, and more volumes of the Schemansky Monument Company covering 1939-1955. It also includes 146 funeral cards. Our thanks go out to Dennis Zabel, Geraldine Carrick, Patricia Dettloff, Gail Schulte and Ann Faulkner, who contributed to this update.   The Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index may be searched here:   http://www.mtclib.org/search/funeralhomes.php   Happy hunting!
  • June 29, 2012 -- Mount Clemens Public Library and the Macomb County Genealogy Group are pleased to announce an update to the Macomb County Obituary Index. The update adds 8,140 new records to the database, making a grand total of  217,651 obituary index records on file. Our thanks go out to the following volunteers who have contributed to this update: Geraldine Carrick, Janith Hopp, Herb Savage, Mary Freer, Karen Brewer, Sue Long, Craig Reynolds, Dianne Buckerfield and Ann Faulkner. Without the generous efforts of these volunteers, we would not be able to make this valuable resource available to researchers everywhere at no cost. To search the Macomb County Obituary Index, go to: http://www.mtclib.org/search/obitindex.php Happy Hunting!  
How to add an announcement
Send your announcement to the Web Master for DSGR (see Contacts) with the subject line Announcement Request for Inclusion.