DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014
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May General Meeting

01 - Technology, 6pm. Place My Past mapping/social history program.
17 - African-American, 2pm.
21 - Jewish, 10am. 
24 - Brown Bag, 10:30am.  Ch 5, GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation from Mastering Genealogical Proof. Discusson led by Janet Khashab.

14 - MacGen, 1pm. Reunion Intermediate-the more interesting and powerful features.

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

Hold the Dates

06 Sep - General Meeting
27 Sep - Fall Lecture featuring Judy Russell; "Genealogy and the Law: From the Past to the Future".

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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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May General Meeting 
Saturday, May 3
Hospitality   -   10:30am-11:00am
Meeting      -   11:00am-11:30am
Election of Officers for 2014-2015 Term
Summer Symposium and Fall Lecture Speakers

 Program      -   11:30am-12:30pm
Topic: "Westward Ho, or 'Go West Young Man'- Migration Routes of the U.S." Presented by: Judy Allen Knight, a genealogical speaker with over 40 years of experience in family history. 

Place:  1st floor Auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (directions).

Minutes of Apr 2014 General Meeting

Dr. John Philip Colletta

Featured Speaker
2014 Summer Symposium

July 11-12, 2014

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For Today’s Generation and Tomorrow’s: the Many Ways to Preserve Family History
John Philip Colletta is a popular Washington, D.C.-based lecturer on topics of family history research and writing.  Dr. Colletta lectures nationally. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. His publications include numerous articles, two manuals, and one “murder-mystery-family-history.”
Dr. Colletta's 8 presentations - Program Details
Free Bonus Event: Late Night at the Dallas Public Library
The Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library will remain open on Friday evening from 5-10 pm, exclusively for Summer Symposium attendees. Both professional librarians from the Division and DGS volunteers will be available to offer assistance. 

Save $50 with EarlyBird registration!
On or before June 21: $125 (Member), $175 (Non-Member)
After June 21: $175 (Member), $225 (Non-Member)

Volunteers Needed 
Summer Symposium 
Two volunteers are needed to manage the Late Night At the Library event.  In return, each will receive a 50% discount for the Symposium. Email fundraising@dallasgenealogy.org for details, if you are interested.

New Page on DGS Web Site
Webmaster Tony Hanson has added a new page to the Resources section of our web site - Meeting Handouts.  We are asking our speakers for permission to post digital versions of their handouts.  So if you miss a General or SIG meeting, check this page.

As a reminder, our eBlasts are also archived in the Resources section of our web site.

Melvin Brewer
1922 - 2014

Mr. Brewer had a lengthy interest in Genealogy. He served DGS as VP of Fundraising 2002-2003 and VP of Publicity 2003-2004. He was honored as DGS's Volunteer of the Year in 2003.

Old Confederate Cemetery
The Old Confederate Cemetery, located southeast of Oakland Cemetery, contains 101 graves of Confederate War veterans and some of their family members. DGS has just added these records to our on-line, searchable database.
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DGS's New Social Media Policy
The Society recently enacted a Social Media Policy to define its  policies and procedures regarding use of social media, audio and video recording devices, smart phones, tablets, cameras, laptops and person computers in conjunction with DGS events and/or on DGS-sponsored social media platforms.

DGS Database (NeonCRM) Not Affected by Heartbleed Bug Vulnerability

The Dallas Genealogical Society’s database which includes event registration, online store and member and non-member accounts is handled by NeonCRM (Customer Relationship Management) through z2systems.com. NeonCRM posted this notice regarding the Heartbleed Bug: “... we have confirmed that the NeonCRM's servers do not use an affected version of OpenSSL and were never vulnerable to this bug."

Other Genealogical Events

7-10 May 2014 - 2014 Family History Conference, Virginia: the First Frontier.  National Genealogical Society.  Richmond, VA. 

8 May 2014 - Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting: The War of 1812 – Stories You May Not Have Heard.

12-14 Jun 2014 - Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day.  Cumberland Gap, TN.
Genealogy Jamboree

14 June 2014 - Spring Workshop With Glenn Kinkade. Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society. Mesquite, TX.

15-17 Aug 2014 - 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference. Institute for Genetic Genealogy, Washington, DC.

20-23 Aug 2014 - NGS Research Trip to Allen County Public Library.  Fort Wayne, IN.

27-30 Aug 2014 -  2014 Conference, "Gone to Texas".  Federation of Genealogical Societies.  San Antonio, TX.  Registration now open. 
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4-11 Jan 2015 - NGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City.  UT.  Registration now open.
11-14 Feb 2015 - FGS and RootsTech Annual Conferences to be held in tandem. Salt Lake City, UT.  
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Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /

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