DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


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Feb General Meeting

February - 
07 - Brown Bag, 5:15pm
07 - Technology, 6:30pm
09 - MacGen, 1pm
16 - African Amer., 2pm
20 - Jewish, 10am



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

Hold the Dates

02 Mar - General Meeting
2-3 Aug - Summer Institute.  Speakers: Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre
12 Oct 2013 - Fall Lecture.  Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor

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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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General Meeting
Saturday, February 2, 2013

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J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Auditorium
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX

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

Topic:  The Newest Online Tree - FamilySearch Family Tree
Speaker:  Lynell Bennett Moss


2013 Spring Lecture
 March 16
Early Registration Discount Until 27 Feb

Records, Research & Stories” 
Paula Stuart-Warren


  • Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
  • Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log
  • Stuck? Have You Tried...? Have You Overlooked...?
  • A Baker's Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History
Place:  J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX

Time:  Registration opens at 9:30am

Details and registration information

American Ancestors Database From NEHGS Now Available at DPL


The Genealogy Section of the Dallas Public Library has added the American Ancestors database from the New England Historic Genealogical Society to its online collection of resources.  The database can be accessed only through the public computers on the 8th floor.

NEHGS Database catalog  

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DPL Announces New Manager for Genealogy Division


Dallas Public Library has appointed Gayla Bush to head the 7th and 8th floors which include the Genealogy, History & Social Sciences, Texas/Dallas History & Archives, and Fine Books sections.  She will join the DPL team on Thursday, February 7.  

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101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2012
Family Tree Magazine


Includes categories such as sharing family trees, old maps/photos, military records, genealogy news, geographic locations, and online tools.


Arlington National Cemetery Database
Now Online


ANC Explorer is available through a web browser and as a mobile app.  Locate gravesites, generate front and back photos of a headstone or monument, and receive directions to those locations.


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DPL Interlibrary Loan Changes


DPL has recently instituted a $2.75 per item charge for materials acquired through Interlibrary Loan, plus  customers will be limited to five active ILL requests at a time. Previously the cost of the ILL program was absorbed by the Texas State Library.

Materials may be picked up at any DPL location and all forms of payment are accepted.  

Southern California Genealogical Society

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SCGS announces its Jamboree Extension Webinar Series for 2013. The webinar series provides web-based family history and genealogy educational sessions.

The inital broadcast of each webinar is offered free to the public.


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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.
Other Genealogical Events
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.

Early Bird Registration is open. 
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.

Early Bird prices expire 15 Feb.
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Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)

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