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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - January 04, 2012



05 - Brown Bag
05 - Technology Group
17 - Jewish Group - No Meeting
21 - African American


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

Hold the Date

Jan. 7th -  General Meeting
Mar. 24th - Spring Lecture - Joshua Taylor

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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All the Holidays are over and a new year has started.  We have a new lineup of SIG topics, General Meeting speakers, Seminar speakers and the Summer Institute.

To start things off, we have "Preparing for the 1940 Census" by Meg Hacker, Fort Worth NARA

Come join us Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 to hear about the newest census release.  Who is not excited about this topic!

Prior to the meeting, join Barbara Ware, as she demonstrates how to use the DGS online Membership Directory and how to update your Membership profile.

1st Floor Auditorium

10:30 am - Hospitality
10:40 am - Updating Your DGS  Membership    Account
10:55 am - Business Meeting
11:05 am - Meeting

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX

Survey on November DGS Newsletter

The Publication Committee is working to make the DGS Newsletter timely, relevant, and interesting to its readers. To meet that goal, a brief survey about the November Newsletter is being made available via this link in this eBlast, the DGS website, email and regular mail to members for feedback on how we’re doing (please respond to the survey only once by whichever means you prefer). It should take less than 10 minutes to complete. One question asks if you read that issue - even if you didn’t do so, please answer at least that question. You can add your own comments as well. Honest feedback is critical to our success. Please provide your answers by January 15.

"Who Do You Think You Are?"

Education Director Jean Larson is asking for volunteers for a committee to plan activities in conjunction with the TV series, "Who Do You Think You Are".  The series begins in February and lasts for about 3 to 4 weeks.  This will be a good opportunity to attract new genealogists and assist them in learning good research skills.

SIG Meetings

Jan. 05 -  Brown Bag Group - Topic:   Short Genealogical Research Reports -McDermott Room, 8th Floor - 5:00 pm

Jan. 05 -
"Twitter for the DGS" - Webmaster Tony Hanson has created a DGS Twitter account ( @DGStx ) and will explain how it can be used as a communications tool for the DGS.  For those of you planning to attend Roots Tech: particular emphasis will be placed on how to use Twitter to communicate with other DGS members while you are attending the conference. - Studio, 3rd Floor - 6:30 pm

J. Erik Jonsson Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX

Seeking Editor for DGS Newsletter

 Retired? Work part time? Work full time but really organized? Have a way with words? Believe in the DGS Newsletter? Volunteer to be the Editor!!

The Publications Committee is working hard to make the Newsletter as relevant, useful, and entertaining as possible, but we need an editor to help us make it happen.

Responsibilities include:
 • following up with contributors of regular content and articles to meet deadlines
 • editing submitted copy
 • completing layout of newsletter
 • managing publication schedule for each issue
 • meeting with the Publications Committee as needed (much of this can be done via online communication – no attendance at Board Meetings is required)

 • ability to edit/write clearly
 • familiar with word processing/desktop publishing (Word, Publisher or similar)
 • photo editing experience a plus
 • acquainted with accepted standards for genealogy publications

If interested, send an email to: with details of your background and qualifications.

DGS General Meeting Programs

Jan. 7th  - Meg Hacker, Fort Worth NARA, "Preparing for the 1940 census"
Feb. 4th  - Janet Branstetter, "Surfing, Plucking and Planning"
Mar. 3rd - Sandra Crowley and Tony Hanson, "Rootstech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"
May 5th - Lynelle Moss, "Proven Research Strategies"

All meetings at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, unless otherwise noted. A hospitality time starts at 10:30 a.m. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program follows.


Feb. 2-4, 2012 - RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mar. 24, 2012 - DGS Spring Lecture - Exploring Connections with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

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

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