Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:30 am
They Came to the Great Lakes: Sources of Michigan Ethnic History
with John Beatty a joint meeting of
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and Oakland County Genealogical Society 
11:00 am DSGR and OCGS Zoom webinar - Registration is required.
We are giving members of the two societies the first chance to register.
Guest registration will open soon.
This talk will examine the sources that exist about the various ethnic groups that came to Michigan, mainly focusing on the Allen County Public Library’s collection. We will look briefly at the histories of these groups and examine books, and occasionally, websites, that will allow one to do further research on these groups.
The annual joint meeting with the Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) will be presented via the Zoom Webinar format. The program will begin at 11:00 am.  They Came to the Great Lakes: Sources of Michigan Ethnic History in the Allen County Public Library will be presented by John Beatty, Senior Librarian, local historian, editor, book co-compiler, and photographer of the John D. Beatty Collection housed at the ACPL-Genealogy Center.
For more details about joining and participating in a webinar as an attendee, here is a tutorial from Zoom.

Burton Historical Collection temporarily closed

From the Burton Historical Collection page on the Detroit Public Library website.
"Due to major repairs being made to our facility, many resources from the Burton Historical Collection are temporarily unavailable for staff or public use. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Until we can resume regular library service, please explore the online resources available from this page ( They include our Digital Collections (accessible without a DPL library card) and a wide range of databases, including historical newspapers and Ancestry Library Edition (accessible with your DPL library card.)
Email inquiries will be answered as time and resources permit. Reference questions that require material that is currently inaccessible will need to be resubmitted when the collection reopens. Please check back here for updates beginning in January 2022."

1957 Dodge Royal automobile

View of a 1957 Dodge Royal sedan, parked in front of cider mill. Pumpkins and cornstalks are displayed in front of cider mill; crates of apples are stacked in front of building. Truck is parked in background. Label on sleeve: "Chrysler Corporation, Dodge, 1957.
Courtesy Detroit Public Library Digital Collections.


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.   Your membership expiration date will be extended automatically as soon as possible.