DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Saturday, January 19, 2013
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19 - African Amer, 2pm
23 - Jewish, 10am


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

Hold the Dates

02 Mar 2013 - General Mtg.  Speaker: Lynell Moss
16 Mar 2013 - Spring Lecture.  Speaker: Paula Stuart-Warren
2-3 Aug 2013 - Summer Institute.  Speakers: Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre
12 Oct 2013 - Fall Lecture.  Speaker: D. 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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2013 Spring Lecture
 March 16
Early Registration Now Open

Records, Research & Stories” 
Paula Stuart-Warren


  • Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
  • Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log
  • Stuck? Have You Tried...? Have You Overlooked...?
  • A Baker's Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History
Place:  J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX

Time:  Registration opens at 9:30am

Details and registration information

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Carl Oehmann, owner of Apex Genealogical Services and DGS member, was the speaker at our January monthly meeting.  He has kindly allowed us to post the bibliography of his presentation on the DGS web site.           

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Arlington National Cemetery Database
Now Online


ANC Explorer is available through a web browser and as a mobile app.  Locate gravesites, generate front and back photos of a headstone or monument, and receive directions to those locations.


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DPL Interlibrary Loan Changes

DPL has recently instituted a $2.75 per item charge for materials acquired through Interlibrary Loan, plus  customers will be limited to five active ILL requests at a time. Previously the cost of the ILL program was absorbed by the Texas State Library.

Materials may be picked up at any DPL location and all forms of payment are accepted.  

14th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference
14th History Conference registration brochure


  • The Coming of the Railroads to Dallas By Thomas H. Smith, Ph. D.
  • The Founding of Highland Park By Pierce Allman
  • Modernism Comes to Dallas: The Work of Howard R. Meyer By Jann Patterson Mackey, Ph.D.
  • A Quiet Force: How Sam Bloom Shaped the Public Response to Integration in Dallas By Carol Roark
  • Memories from Dealey Plaza: Panel Discussion with Eyewitnesses to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Bill and Gayle Newman, Pierce Allman, and Rickey Chism.  Moderated by Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Southern California Genealogical Society

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SCGS announces its Jamboree Extension Webinar Series for 2013. The webinar series provides web-based family history and genealogy educational sessions.

The inital broadcast of each webinar is offered free to the public.


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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Closed after Hurricane Sandy


Sandy Sandy inflicted an estimated $59 million in damage to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Officials don’t know if the landmarks will open anytime soon.

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Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013


Annual review and ranking of the top 100 genealogy websites  by GenealogyInTime Magazine.

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January - March, 2013 DGS Newsletter

Read all of the articles.  Link to the DGS web site and follow the instructions.

NGS Issues Call for Papers for 2014 Family History Conference
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Speakers as well as organizations interested in sponsoring lectures or tracks are invited to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference, "Virginia: The First Frontier", to be held 7–10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

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

Family Tree Service on FamilySearch.org is Coming to All Users
FamilySearch is introducing a new Family Tree Service in the next couple of months. This future replacement for new.familysearch.org will help you to more easily qualify ancestor names for temple work, collaborate with family and other researchers near and far, and preserve your research for future generations. 

Other Genealogical Events

26 Jan 2013 - 14th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference.  Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, TX.

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.
If you are an NGS member, you are entitled to a discounted registration fee.
The conference will include programs for all skill levels of research experience and will feature tracks on DNA, ethnic research, the law, migration, methodology, the West, women, and more. More than seventy-five nationally recognized speakers will provide over one hundred and fifty lectures on a wide variety of topics.  
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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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