DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
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06 - Technology, 6pm.
"Understanding & Using Metadata".
15 - Brown Bag, 10:30am. 
Discussion of Mastering Genealogical Proof.
15 - African American, 2pm. 
19 - Jewish, 10am. 

12 - MacGen Reunion, 1pm. 
"Back to Basics": how to best use Reunion from beginners to intermediate. Bring your questions and dilemmas.

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

Hold the Dates

05 Apr - General Meeting. Speaker: Meg Hatcher; “NARA’s Online Public Access, Live Demo”.
03 May -
General Meeting.
Speaker: Judy Knight; "Westward Ho, or 'Go West Young Man' - Migration  Routes of the US".
11-12 Jul - Summer Symposium featuring John Colletta
27 Sep - Fall Lecture  

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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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March General Meeting


Saturday, March 1

Hospitality   -   10:30am-11:00am
Meeting      -   11:00am-11:30am
2014-15 Nominating Committee ​
Summer Symposium and Fall Lecture Speakers
Speakers/topics for April and May General Meetings
 Program      -   11:30am-12:30pm
Topic:  "Arthur Babb: The Most Helpful Man I Never Met"​. Presented by:  Dr. Steven Butler, Associate Professor of History at Richland College and Collin College.

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

Minutes of Feb 2014 General Meeting.

Seating Still Available
$10 Discount Available Until March 9

Laura G. Prescott
Spring Lecture
March 22, 2014



  • City Directories
  • Timelines
  • Finding Family In Academic Archives
  • Using Manuscripts to Create a Family History 

Laura Prescott is a professional researcher and writer who worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society before starting her own research business. She is a past president of APG and a consultant for Fold3. 

By                             Mar 9                      After Mar 9
Member                    $40.00                    $50.00
Non‐Member           $50.00                    $60.00 

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Due to Library renovations, the lunch break will be 90 minutes. DGS will provide a list of local restaurants.

If you want to bring your lunch, limited space will be available in our Hospitality room on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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Oakland Cemetery Transcription is Complete… well almost


All the records for Oakland Cemetery have been transcribed and reside on the DGS Cemetery Database. The DGS Oakland Cemetery Team is now reviewing death notices and obituaries in local papers from 1892 to 1920 to discover announcements of burials not found in the cemetery records. The group is also making corrections, when source documentation is provided, to any record through the “comment” function on the database.  DGS members who have worked on this project are Suzan Younger, Barbara Ware, Carole Ruska, Alvin Harper, Sheri Degan, Tresa Gomez, and Carolyn Smith. Harold Williams, Oakland Cemetery sexton, and Robert Reynolds, Cemetery Association president, have been extremely helpful in this project. The database is online through the ingenuity of the DGS webmaster, Tony Hanson.

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DGS 2014 Writing Contest

Submission Deadline 01 Apr

Cash Prizes

2014 Writing Contest

DGS is pleased to announce its 2014 Writing Contest for original material on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians. The contest is open to members and non-members of  DGS. 
First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.

Complete Rules and Guidelines

Entry Form

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U.S. Naval War College Publishes War Diary of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

The operational diary (a 4,000-page multivolume collection) kept by the Pacific commander during the war against Japan has been posted online

Fleet Admiral Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, TX which is home to the National Museum of the Pacific War

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Year of the Obituary


FamilySearch has declared 2014 the “Year of the Obituary” and is working with partners and the larger genealogy community to collect and digitize millions of obituaries from the US.

FS needs volunteer indexers.

Details and instructions.

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Other Genealogical Events

14 Mar 2014 - Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society.  Mesquite, TX. Program: "Signs & Symbols of Cemeteries".

15 Mar 2014 - Williamson County Genealogy Society Annual Seminar.  Round Rock, TX. Speaker: Colleen M. Fitzpatrick, PhD. Topics: forensic genealogy, old photos, database detective, and DNA.
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24-29 Mar 2014 - Forensic Genealogy Institute.  Dallas, TX.

29 March 2014 - San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society Spring Workshop.  San Angelo, TX.  Featured speaker - J. Mark Lowe.

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


12-14 Jun 2014 - Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day.  Cumberland Gap, TN.
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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.  Hotel reservations now open. 
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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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