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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly eBlast - September 12, 2012


September -
13 - Technology, 6:30pm
15 - African American, 2pm
18 - Jewish, 10am


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

Hold the Date

Dec. 8 - Annual Awards Luncheon

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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 Only 6 Days Left for Fall Lecture Early Bird Registration Discount

Keynote Speaker - Craig R. Scott, CG

Military Records - A Wealth of Information


Saturday, September 29, 2012


• Basic Military Research
• Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors
• Pension Research: You Stopped Too Soon
• Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

Details about the presentation are on our web site.

Register online on our web site with a credit card or download a mail-in registration form to accompany a check or money order.

Learn Land Platting

2 Sessions - Thurs, Oct. 4 and Thurs, Dec. 6

Cost - $25.00 for both sessions.

The Brown Bag SIG is sponsoring a webinar on land platting using the software program "Metes & Bounds" by Sandy Knoll Software.

Presenter William B. Dow, Jr. is an experienced genealogist and has been working with Metes & Bounds for several years, using it as an investigative tool in platting family properties and correlating them.

Registrants can participate in these sessions either at home or in the Hamon Room on the 5th floor of the downtown Dallas Public Library via the GoToMeeting webinar software.

The deadline to register is Sept 24 by mail and Oct 2 via online.

Details and registration instructions are on our web site.

DGS Writing Competition 2012

Don't Forget - the Deadline is Sept 30

Cash awards of $500, $300 and $150 will be given to the top three submissions

You can find all the details on the DGS web page or in the latest issue of the DGS Newsletter.

Family Tree Magazine calls DPL One of The Top 10 Public Libraries For Family Research

In an effort to identify the 10 best public libraries for genealogists, the magazine weighed factors such as collection size, census records, special collections, accessibility, geographic coverage, special collections and services.

Recent Acquisitions by the Genealogy Division of the Dallas Public Library

Use the search tool on the DGS web site to search by location, title, or donor.  

DGS Newsletters from 1990 And 

1990-1994 DGS Journals Now Digitized

All eight newsletters published by the DGS in 1990 have been digitized and are now publicly available on the Resources > Newsletters page. These are text-searchable PDF files.

Quarterly Journals published from 1990 through 1994 (20 documents) are now available in text searchable PDF formatted files as well. You can view all of these publications on the Resources > Journals page.

SIG Meetings

Sep 13 - Technology, 6:30-7:45pm.  Hamon Room, 5th floor.  Topic: Introduction to and Using GoTo Meeting.
Sep 15 - African American, 2pm-3-3:30pm, West Room.
Sep 18 - Jewish, 10am-1pm.  McDermott Room, 8th floor.

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas


Oct. 6 - General Meeting
Topic:  'DNA Testing for Genealogy' by Debbie Parker Wayne.
Nov. 10 - General Meeting
Topic: 'NARA On-line' by Mike Wright.

Other Genealogical Events

Sep. 15 - Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society Fall Workshop.  Speaker - John Sellers.
Nov. 1-3 - Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) Annual Conference - Saddlebags to Social Networking: Following Ancestors Through History at the Riley Center, Fort Worth, TX
Nov. 3 - 2012 Great Family Search Conference - Plano and Richardson Texas Family History Centers

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

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Dallas, Texas 75225

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