Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Finding Family with DNA Testing
Learn how Richard's landmark use of DNA Testing solved the mystery of his birth and opened the doors for other adoptees to find their biological families. Motivated to share his secret and tips, he created his website DNA-Testing-Adviser.com.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Immigration and Naturalization
Unless our ancestors were Native Americans, they traveled to the United States from another country. Find the methods, resources, and historical background to guide you in your search for the arrival records of your immigrant ancestors and how they became naturalized American citizens.
November, 2014 -- No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Heirlooms and Memories
Bring your favorite heirloom from your family or tell how you got started in genealogy. This is an audience participation program.
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Genealogy speaker, Diane Oslund, will show examples of mistakes found in vital
records, obituaries, and census records. She will discuss techniques that verify
data and discover the facts.
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Little Known and Rarely-Used Google Search Tricks
Using Google before using Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org
Many genealogists barely scratch the surface of what Google has to offer. This presentation offers tips & techniques for doing more efficient research utilizing Google’s full capabilities.
Learn little-known Google search tips that greatly reduce online search time. Learn to use other countries' Google sites, translation features, uppercase word OR, symbols such as the tilde, minus sign, quotation marks, asterisks, double periods, and more.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Progress Report on Newspaper Digitizing Project
The Downriver Genealogical Society has developed a program to scan of 60 years of newspapers from Wayne County, Michigan. Each issue of any newspaper is more than just a collection of names but also local history (good and bad). Jim will also provide a few short videos of the process.
Each spring DGS offers a field trip to the second largest genealogy library in the U.S. Space is limited to the first 52 retistrants, so sign up today 2015 registration Allen County Public Library! This year we are offering a second pick-up at the Chelsea park and ride at I-94, exit 159 (M-52).
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Ethics and Etiquette in Genealogy Research
Gail is the past Vice President of the Dearborn Genealogical Society and author of two books Detroit's Woodmere Cemetery and Michigan Memorial Park. Gail will give a power point presentation on the proper etiquette to use in your genealogy research. She will also discuss the correct ethics in sharing that information.
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
A Trip Down Memory Lane: J. L. Hudson Department Store
(NOTE: 2nd Thursday this month)
Annual Heritage Dinner at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.)
Additional details will be available in April.
Back by popular demand from last year's successful Downtown Detroit Movie Palace program, Michael Hauser, of the Detroit Opera House returns. This year's Heritage Dinner program focus on the history of the J. L. Hudson Department Store. He will also tell us how he acquired the photos and artifacts that he brings along for viewing. Come, enjoy, and share you memories of Hudson's!.