Dallas Genealogical Society
Our 61st Year

DGS eNews - Tuesday, 2 May 2017
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Special Interest Groups
 04 - Technology.  6pm.
 20 - African American. 2pm.
 17 - Jewish. 1pm.
 18 - DNA.  6pm.
 27 - Brown Bag. 10:30am.
 00 - MacGen Reunion. No meeting this month.
​00 - RootsMagic. No meeting this month.
00 - Next Gen Sitebuilder
. No meeting this month.

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

Hold the Date

4-5 Aug - Summer Seminar. "Sources, Storytelling, & DNA". Speakers: Lisa Louise Cooke, Sunny Morton, and Diahan Southard.
9 Sep - General Meeting. TBA.
30 Sep - Fall Seminar. "Resource Goldmines:  Societies, Religion, & Politics". Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor.
07 Oct - General Meeting. TBA.
04 Nov - General Meeting. TBA.
09 Dec - Annual Awards Luncheon

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DGS organization number-61033


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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 6, 2017
                   Hospitality   -   10:30am-11:00am
         Business Meeting   -   11:00am-11:30am 
Agenda Item: Election of Slate of Officers for 2017-2018
Quorum Vital; Please Attend
Bios of Candidates

                        Program   -   11:30am-12:30pm  
"Getting the Most Bang For Your Buck Out of Libraries"

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Speaker: Ari Wilkins
more about Ari and our program

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 
1st floor Auditorium
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX  75201
Minutes of April 2017 General Meeting
April Meeting recording on YouTube      
Hold the Date 

DGS 2017 Summer Seminar
Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5

Lisa Louise Cooke
Sunny Morton
Diahan Southard
Sources, Storytelling, & DNA

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Friday, August 4
Session 1.  Lisa Louise Cooke: Google Tools & Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries 
Session 2.  Sunny Morton: Write Your Life Story 
Session 3.  Diahan Southard: Genetic Genealogy: Here’s What you Need To Know
Session 4.  Lisa Louise Cooke: Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
Saturday, August 5
Session 1.  Sunny Morton: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church: An In-Depth Look at U.S. Religious Records
Session 2.  Lisa Louise Cooke: 10 Ways to Enhance Your Genealogy with Video
Session 3.  Diahan Southard: The Combined Power of YDNA and Autosomal DNA: A Case Study
Session 4.  Lisa Louise Cooke: How to Create Exciting Interactive Family History Tours with Google Earth

Registration instructions and lunch details will be available soon. We hope to see you there.

DGS Members
Want to attend an Upcoming Seminar for Free?

2017_seminars_postcard_4.25x5.5Bring someone who is not a current DGS member to any of our monthly general meetings from October 2016 through May 2017. For each qualified person that you bring, you will receive an entry for a drawing to be held at our May 2017 meeting. 
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The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Interactive Maps 
New and Improved
The Newberry Library invites users to review and test the new version of their popular online resource. 
  • view a base layer map that allows an overlay of boundaries on top of cities, towns and other geographic features
  • zoom in and out of maps for the level of detail desired
  • select a date of interest from a drop-down box with all border change dates for that state
  • view information about border changes in a hover box that changes as users hover over different counties
  • expand the map view to full screen
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Genealogy Events

11 May 2017. Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society May Meeting. Program: "Ask a Board Member". Join the Group to ask your specific questions about finding and analyzing your data, organizing and storing your research, planning a research trip, using the Mesquite library’s genealogy section, plus many other ways to find and use the information about your ancestors..

10-13 May 2017. Raleigh, NC. National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference. "Family History Lives Here"

20 May 2017. Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. 1st Annual Conference & Awards BanquetReaching Back to Move Forward: Connecting To Our Enslaved Ancestors.

25 Jun-02 Jul 2017. Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society Salt Lake City Research Trip.

30 Aug-02 Sep 2017. Pittsburgh, PA. Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference. "Building Bridges to the Past". 
Dallas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446

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