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Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Thursday, January 3, 2013

January - 
03 - Technology, 6:30pm
10 - Brown Bag, 5pm
23 - Jewish, 10am


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

Hold the Date

16 Mar 2013 - Spring Lecture.  Speaker: Paula Stuart-Warren
2-3 Aug 2013 - Summer Institute.  Speakers: Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre
12 Oct 2013 - Fall Lecture.  Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor

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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Have you made your genealogy-related resolutions yet?

First General Meeting of the New Year

Saturday, January 5

10:30am  -  Hospitality
11:00am  -  Business Meeting
11:30am  -  Program

Topic:  WW II Records-Reconstructing a Service Record when Personnel Records are lost.

Speaker: Carl Oehmann

1st floor Auditorium, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Directions

DGS Annual Awards Luncheon


At our 2012 Awards Luncheon, DGS recognized many deserving members, individuals, and organizations.

The Bockstruck Distinguished Service, Heritage Preservation, Volunteer of the Year, Award of Merit, and President's Special Award recipients have contributed so much to our Society and to the family research community.

Learn about our Awards recipients

2012 Writing Contest Winners

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DGS presented the winners of their 2012 Writing Contest with certificates of recognition and prize checks at the Annual Awards Luncheon on December 8, 2012. Among the judges reviewing the contest entries was J. Mark Lowe, a professional genealogist and previous DGS lecturer. 


January - March, 2013 DGS Newsletter


Read all of the articles.  Link to the DGS web site and follow the instructions.

NGS Issues Call for Papers for 2014 Family History Conference

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Speakers as well as organizations interested in sponsoring lectures or tracks are invited to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference, "Virginia: The First Frontier", to be held 7–10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program


DGS received $613.13 in donations during 2012 from the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program. Thank you to those who participated by linking the DGS number (# 4253) to their Tom Thumb Reward Card and using the card when they shopped at Tom Thumb.

NGS Awards Recognize Genealogical Excellence

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Every year NGS recognizes excellence in the genealogy field by presenting awards in numerous categories and several competitions. Why not nominate someone you know, or enter your own work in one of the competitions? The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013.


Mary Jo Giudice is New Director of Dallas Public Library


City Manager Mary Suhm wrote that Giudice “has proven herself to be an excellent leader with the professional and technical skills necessary to lead the Dallas Public Library into the future.”

War of 1812 Pension Records


DGS members who want to donate online for the War of 1812 project with a credit card may do so by:
-logging into their accounts
-selecting "My Donations" 
-click Donate Now on the upper right
-enter the amount
-Find NARA and click on the radial button for War of 1812 - Save the Pensions
-click submit
-then enter your payment information

GeneaBloggers Events Calendar


The Upcoming Events section of the GeneaBloggers' web site lists webinars, conferences, presentations, and so forth, many of which are free.


Family Tree Service on is Coming to All Users


FamilySearch is introducing a new Family Tree Service in the next couple of months. This future replacement for will help you to more easily qualify ancestor names for temple work, collaborate with family and other researchers near and far, and preserve your research for future generations. 

Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863


President Abraham Lincoln declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious areas "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Further information on NARA's web site

Other Genealogical Events

26 Jan 2013 - 14th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference.  Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, TX.

21-23 Mar 2013 - RootsTech 2013 Family History & Technology Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT.

8-11 May 2013 - National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, "Building New Bridges".  Las Vegas, NV.

If you are an NGS member, you are entitled to a discounted registration fee.

The conference will include programs for all skill levels of research experience and will feature tracks on DNA, ethnic research, the law, migration, methodology, the West, women, and more. More than seventy-five nationally recognized speakers will provide over one hundred and fifty lectures on a wide variety of topics.  
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21-24 Aug 2013 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, "Journey Through Generations".  Ft. Wayne, IN.

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Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013 - Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  Round Rock, TX.

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

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