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Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Friday, October 26, 2012

November -
01 - Brown Bag, 5pm
13 - Jewish, 10am
17 - African-American, 2pm


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

Hold the Date

8 Dec - Annual Awards Luncheon
16 Mar 2013 - Spring Lecture.  Speaker - Paula Stuart-Warren
2-3 Aug 2013 - Summer Institute.  Speakers - Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre

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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DGS Members To Provide "Getting Started" Seminar at TSGS 

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Do you know somebody who wants to get started in family history research? Please tell them that  the DGS is offering a free, all-day introductory seminar (4 sessions) directed at the new genealogist at the Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Meeting in Fort Worth on Friday, November 2 and repeated on Saturday, November 3.

DGS is a Silver Level Sponsor of the
Texas State Genealogical Society 2012 Annual Meeting

Volunteers are needed to staff our booth


in the exhibit area at the conference to be held in Fort Worth on Nov. 1-3, 2012.  If you will be attending, we urge you to volunteer at our booth.  This is a great opportunity to show off what our society has accomplished to attendees from all over Texas.

Follow this link to sign up for a time slot. 

Please Nominate a Deserving Member for One of DGS's Annual Awards


The DGS annually recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to the goals of the organization. The Society presents four awards at its annual Awards Luncheon which will be held this year on December 8.

Please read the descriptions of/qualifications for the awards on our web site and submit nominations to

Award of Merit 
Heritage Preservation Award 
Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award 
Volunteer of the Year

Dallas County Methodist Church membership lists


DGS is seeking two or three individuals to help transcribe early Dallas County Methodist Church membership lists (ca 1850-1860) which will be submitted to the DGS Journal for 2013. The volunteers will be provided with printed copies of photographs of the manuscripts, an Excel spreadsheet set up for the transcription and instructions on how to transcribe the records.

Anyone interested in this project should send an email to

Casey Chapter of DAR Donates to DPL Genealogy Division

The General Levi Casey Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has donated $20,000 to the Dallas Public Library Genealogy Division.


In this Sept 27, 2012 photo, Kris Sweckard, Interim Library Director (left) is shown accepting the check from Van Beauduy, Treasurer (center) and Kay Masterson, 2nd Vice Regent (right) of the General Levi Casey Chapter.

The Division plans to use the money to purchase new microfilm scanners.


Nov. 10 - General Meeting
Topic: 'NARA On-line' by Mike Wright.
Dec.  8 - Annual Awards Luncheon

Other Genealogical Events

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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