Dallas Genealogical Society
Our 61st Year

DGS eNews - Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017
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Special Interest Groups
15 - Jewish. 1pm.
16 - DNA.  6pm.
18 - African American. 2pm.
25 - Brown Bag. 10:30am.

06 - Technology.  6pm.
08 - MacGen Reunion. 1pm.
09 - RootsMagic. 1:30pm.
09 - Next Gen Sitebuilder. 3pm.

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

Hold the Date

1 Apr - "The Texas State Library/Archives and General Land Office at Home and On Site". Speaker: Kelvin Meyers.
6 May - "Getting the Most Bang For Your Buck Out of Libraries". Speaker: Ari Wilkins.
4-5 Aug - "Summer Seminar". Speakers: Lisa Louise Cook, Diahan Southard and Sunny Morton.
9 Sep
30 Sep - "Fall Seminar". Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor.
4 Nov - "Interviewing and Creating Memoirs". Speaker: Thatcher Freund.

DGS on the Web

Community Rewards
DGS organization number-61033


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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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Register Online Through Wed, 15 March 
Seats Still Available

DGS 2017 Spring Seminar
Saturday, March 18
Dr. Tom Jones
Research Methods for Family Historians

Jones_Thomas_2016-150x150 2Session 1: Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)
Session 2: Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
Session 3: Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor
Session 4: Creating a Family History of Lasting Value

Cost (Includes parking in the Jonsson Central Library garage).
 $60 (Member); $70 (Non-Member)
Lunch, optional ($12)

Details - sessions descriptions, lunch choices, and registration instructions.

Volunteer to help With the Spring Seminar 
Pick an activity and a timeslot
It's a great way to meet others and help make the
Seminar a success!
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Step up! Give Back! Pay Forward!

Join the DGS Board for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

DGS has openings for a Treasurer
and Appointed Board positions.

Nominate yourself or someone you know.

Complete the Nomination Form on our web site or send an email to nominating@dallasgenealogy.com.
  • Officers slate will be announced at the April 1st General Meeting. 
  • Election of Officers will take place at the May 6 General Meeting. 
  • Appointed positions are named either by the Board or the President, generally between the May and September meetings.
  • Board meetings are held monthly, September - May, and as needed June - August.
    • Summer meetings offer current and incoming members a chance to meet together and make a smooth transition.
You can read about the responsibilities of each position on the DGS website.

If you would like to discuss a position that interests you with the current officeholder, you can email him or her directly from this page on our website.

Tell Your Story

Writing Contest Open Through March 31

This is the fifth year that the Society has sponsored this contest, which comes with cash prizes.

The contest is open to both members and non-members of DGS as well as amateurs and professionals. Only original material not previously published elsewhere in any format is eligible. Entries will be accepted January 1 through March 31, 2017. Winners will be announced in July 2017.
Entries will be judged on accuracy, clarity of writing, and overall impact and interest. First prize is $500; second prize is $300 and third prize is $100.

Complete Rules and Guidelines are available at:

Send entries via email only, with “DGS Writing Competition” in the subject line to: pegasus@dallasgenealogy.org.
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March 4 General Meeting 

YouTube Recording
This is a recording of the business meeting, as well as the presentation made by Brandon Murray from the Dallas Public Library who discussed the materials available in the Dallas History & Archives located on the 7th floor of the Dallas Public Library.
Brandon Murray's PDF presentation: Dallas Public Library; Genealogical Resources: Dallas History & Archives.

Genealogy Events
09 Mar 2017. Cedar HIll Genealogical Society.  Cedar Hill, TX. "How to find Your Mexican War Veteran Ancestor". Speaker: Dr. Steven Butler.

10-13 May 2017. Raleigh, NC. National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference. "Family History Lives Here".  Hotel Accommodations.

​24-28 Jun 2017. National Genealogical SocietyWisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies Research Trip

25 Jun - 02 Jul 2017. Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society. Mesquite, TX. Salt Lake City Research Trip

25-30 Jun 2017 and 16-21 Jul 2017. Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Pittsburch, PA. 

30 Aug-02 Sep 2017. Pittsburgh, PA. Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference. "Building Bridges to the Past". Hotel reservations are open.

29 Oct - 04 Nov 2017. National Genelaogical Society. Research Trip to Washington, DC.
Dallas Genealogical Society

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