Genealogy Center Research Trip on June 1

Due to low registration numbers, the charter bus had to be cancelled. Funds collected for transportation and the box lunch will be refunded as they were paid. Several members of DSGR and WWCGS still plan to research at the Genealogy Center on June 1, and we encourage you to join us that day using a different transportation method. 
 
Join the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. and Western Wayne County Genealogical Society for our Research Trip to the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
 
One of the most asked questions is, "How do I prepare to visit the Genealogy Center?" The recent "Ask the Experts" video below should help you answer those questions. A detailed demonstration of the online catalog starts at 11:43 in the video.
 
 
Video credit: 2 April 2024, Genealogy Center/Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Changed your email address?

Have you changed your email address and forgot to notify us?  This may be why you have not gotten notifications to our Zoom Meetings, invitations to our associated society meetings, or a copy of the DSGR Magazine if you opted for the digital version.  If you have changed your contact information, or just want to be sure what we have is accurate, email our Corresponding Secretary by clicking the link.

Burton Historical Collection Update

There is an update on the status of the Burton Historical Collection on their webpage.
Starting Tuesday, January 16, 2024, walk-in service will be available from 2 pm - 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled at 12 pm and 6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday; and from 10 am and 12 pm Thursday through Saturday.
 
 

Charles E. Duryea posing in 1895 Duryea phaeton

View of Charles E. Duryea posing in an 1895 Duryea phaeton automobile, in front of the residence of J. Frank Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts. Typed on back: "Charles E. Duryea in the Duryea motor wagon which was driven by J. Frank Duryea to win America's first automobile race, Chicago, 1895. Race was held on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1895." Subject: Duryea automobiles. Collection: MS3/Charles E. Duryea Collection. Date: c.1894-1895. Source: Estate of Charles E. & M. Jerry Duryea. I.D.: Duryea phaeton. Citation on back of photo: Charles E. Duryea in the Duryea motor wagon which was driven by Frank Duryea (his brother) to win America's first automobile race, Chicago, 1895. Race was held on Thanksgiving Day, 28 November 1895."
 
Physical rights are retained by DPL. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
 

When Do You Need to Renew Your Membership?

The DSGR Board of Directors has voted to extend every active member's membership by one year due to the suspension of publication of the DSGR Magazine in the 2018-2019 publication term.   This has been completed.  You will be notified by email or snail mail when your membership is due for renewal.