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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - February 20, 2012


21 - Jewish Group


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

Hold the Date

Mar. 24th - Spring Lecture - Joshua Taylor
July 13-14 - Summer Institute with J. Mark Lowe

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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REGISTER NOW TO HEAR JOSH TAYLOR - MARCH 24 - Early bird deadline:  Feb. 27

Exploring Connections

Early bird discount $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.  Check out our website for all the details.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Remember to watch the show on Friday, March 2 and join in the discussion on Saturday morning before the General Meeting.  The discussion will be lead by Carolyn Davis.

The DGS "Trash or Treasure" Event

When: The next General Meeting – Saturday March 3.

What: An interesting collection of genealogically-related “stuff” that is available for donations to DGS.

How’d we get it?

DGS individuals are doing genealogical spring-cleaning and donating items that could be very useful “treasures” to other researchers. The longer we’ve been researching, the greater the likelihood that we have genealogical items that we no longer need. These could include books, publications, forms, maps, CDs, hanging file folders, labels and other office supplies, which will be brought early to the March meeting break-room.

How do you get it?

Most items will be available for donations. Drop whatever amount you think is appropriate into the donation jar and take the item.

A few more valuable items will be available to the highest bidder – you add your name to the bid list for a specific item and near the end of the sale, the highest bidder pays and takes the item.

What’s the schedule?

Donors bring items to the break room as soon as possible after the library opens (10 a.m.).

Treasure acquisition can start at 10:15 until the meeting begins and can continue for an hour after the meeting ends. Highest bids will be determined 30 minutes after the meeting ends (i.e. 30 minutes before the end of the sale).

What can you do to help?

Come to the meeting.

Bring items if you have them.

Encourage others (especially newer researchers) to attend and acquire research tools and materials at bargain prices

Spot and acquire some treasures for yourself!!


Questions? Shirley Sloat, 214-349-4718 -

SIG Meeting

Feb. 21 - Jewish Group - 10:00 am, 8th Gloor, McDermott Room

J Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas

DGS General Meeting Programs

Mar. 3rd - Tony Hanson and Kathleen Murray, "RootsTech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"
May 5th - Lynell 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.


Mar. 24, 2012 - DGS Spring Lecture - Exploring Connections with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
May 9-12, 2012 - National Genealogical Society - "The Ohio River - Gateway to the Western Frontier"
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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