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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - November 1, 2011


03 - Brown Bag
03 - Technology
15 - Jewish Genealogy
19 - African American


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

Hold the Date

Dec.10th -  Annual DGS Awards Luncheon
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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War of 1812 Pension Files

Come join us this Saturday, November 5th, and listen while Lloyd Bockstruck enlightens us on the War of 1812 Pension Files.  What they are, what they consist of, who will have them and why and where you can find them.

10:30 am - Hospitality
11:00 am - Business
11:30 am - Program

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



Copies of the proposed bylaws are available at the Volunteer Desk on the 8th floor of J. Erik Jonsson Central Library and on the DGS website in the Members Only section.

These proposed Bylaws will be voted on at the November 5th general meeting at the Dallas Public Library.   Please send any questions or comments to

Featured Item from the DGS Store

#406: Family Group Sheet. The price is $1 for 12 sheets.  These charts are for recording information regarding each family surname, i.e. head of household, his parents, his spouse, their children, etc.  Very useful when doing research when you do not have your computer with you.

Purchase from the DGS Online Store or at the Volunteer Desk in the Genealogy Department of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street.

SIGS Meetings

Nov. 3 - Brown Bag Meeting - 5:00-6:30 pm, McDermott Room, 8th Floor
Nov. 3 - Technology, "Tying It All Together" - A review of how you can use your images, pictures and information from the internet to create your own on-line presentation with jpeg. - 6:30-7:45 pm, Studio, 3rd Floor

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

Technology SIG Contest

I just wanted to remind you all that the December 1 meeting will be a chance for you to show off YOUR project and compete for the $25 Fry’s gift card. Here are a few ideas for possible projects:

  • Create a presentation in PowerPoint, Jing or Camtasia
  • Create a Blog
  • Create a Wiki (I have just added some new references to the web page)
  • Add information to the Family Search wiki
  • Add information and pictures to Add a Grave
  • Create your own web site
  • Scan some documents or pictures
  • Do something interesting with Google Tools
  • Participate in a Family Search scanning project
  • Enhance some pictures or images
  • Show off some images you photographed
Information on all of these topics is available on the Technology SIG web page.

The judging criteria include: the degree of difficulty, how much you learned and the quality of your presentation. Bring any questions you have to the November Technology SIG meeting… Tony

DGS General Meeting Programs

Nov. 5th - Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck, "War of 1812"
Dec. 10th - Annual Awards Luncheon
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 Hansen, "Rootstech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"

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.


Nov. 4-5, 2011 - Texas State Genealogical Society, Houston, Texas.
Feb. 2-4, 2012 - RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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