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Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Monday, November 26,  2012


December -
01 - MacGen, 2pm
06 - Brown Bag, 5pm
06 - Technology, 6:30pm
08 - AAGIG, 2pm


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Ind. Membership - $35
Household - $40
Life (under 65) - $700
Life (65+) - $500
Organizational - $35

Hold the Date

16 Mar 2013 - Spring Lecture.  Speaker: Paula Stuart-Warren
2-3 Aug 2013 - Summer Institute.  Speakers: Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre

DGS on the Web


The goal of the Dallas Genealogical Society shall be to educate, by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas, or to its legal successor; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history.

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Annual Awards Luncheon

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Saturday, December  8, 2012
Check In:  11:30-Noon
Luncheon and Awards:  Noon to 2 pm
O’Hara Room, 7th Floor
J Erik Jonsson Central Library
Cost: Free to Members;  $15.00 for Guests of Members

Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Friday, November 30.
Deadline for online registration/phone reservations/emails: Wednesday, December 5. 

Do you know a DGS member who doesn't use social media or may not own a computer? Please call him/her to help spread the word about the luncheon.  There are non-electronic ways to register.  

Land Plotting Webinar

2nd Session, Dec 6, 5:15 pm


The Brown Bag SIG presents the continuation of its seminar conducted by Bill Dow using the "Metes & Bounds" software product available from Participate in person at the downtown branch of the Dallas Public Library or  attend virtually using your PC via GoToMeeting.

You can still register for the 2nd session live and listen to the previously-recorded 1st session.  Details 

Jewish SIG Chanukkah Celebration


December 12, 2012; 11 am. 
Cafe Fino kosher restaurant, 7522 Campbell Road, Dallas.

If you have lines that you suspect are Jewish, come join us. We learn to do the type of research needed to break your "brick wall" on this subject. 

Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society

DGS Proudly Announces New Scholarly Journal

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This is the first known society journal to pay authors for published material. The first issue will arrive in Spring 2013 and the Publications Committee is actively seeking articles.

10 Drops in the Bucket

Volunteers from all over North Texas tackled the overgrown Oakland Cemetery


An estimated 400 volunteers devoted an entire Saturday last month to a big cleanup of this historical gem, demonstrating the amazing feats that individual effort can achieve.

DGS has been actively transcribing burial record information for Oakland Cemetery (15,429 of them!)

NGS Awards Recognize Genealogical Excellence

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Every year NGS recognizes excellence in the genealogy field by presenting awards in numerous categories and several competitions. Why not nominate someone you know, or enter your own work in one of the competitions? The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013.


War of 1812 Pension Records


DGS members who want to donate online for the War of 1812 project with a credit card may do so by:
-logging into their accounts
-selecting "My Donations" 
-click Donate Now on the upper right
-enter the amount
-Find NARA and click on the radial button for War of 1812 - Save the Pensions
-click submit
-then enter your payment information

GeneaBloggers Events Calendar


The Upcoming Events section of the GeneaBloggers' web site lists webinars, conferences, presentations, and so forth, many of which are free.



05 Jan 2013 - Monthly General Meeting

Other Genealogical Events

21-23 Mar 2013 - RootsTech 2013 Family History & Technology Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT.

8-11 May 2013 - National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, "Building New Bridges".  Las Vegas, NV.
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21-24 Aug 2013 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, "Journey Through Generations".  Ft. Wayne, IN.
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Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013 - Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  Round Rock, TX.

Contact Information: DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 | 1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)

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