DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Wednesday, February 27,  2013
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March - 
07 - Technology, 6pm
16 - African American, 2pm
20 - Jewish, 10am
23 - Brown Bag, 10:30am



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

Hold the Dates

6 Apr - General Meeting.  Speaker-Tony Hanson,  "Personal Digital Archiving for Genealogists"
2-3 Aug - Summer Institute.  Speakers: Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre
12 Oct - 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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General Meeting
Saturday, March 2


J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street, Dallas  (Directions)

Speaker:  Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, 
 "The Revolutionary War:  The Laws Behind the Records"

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

Records, Research & Stories” 

2013 Spring Lecture 
Paula Stuart-Warren,
 a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher


  • 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
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Registration opens at 9:30am.

What Has 30,000 Records?

Is Free and Searchable?

DGS's Cemetery Database.  With the addition of Oakland Cemetery (Section 9), our database now includes 30,278 interments in over 25 area cemeteries.  

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Did You Make a New Year's Resolution to Pay It Forward?

It's Not Too Late
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Have you benefitted from the wealth of resources and the skill of the Research Librarians in the  Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library?  Please consider paying it forward (and back) by helping to staff the DGS Volunteer Desk on the 8th floor. 

Volunteers help researchers locate books and other materials, use the card catalog and the reproduction equipment, and logon to the online resources, among other tasks which free up the librarians to work one-on-one with researchers who have in-depth questions.

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Dallas Public Library
Named in “Top 10” for Genealogy Research


Family Tree Magazine names DPL as one of the Top 10 Public Libraries in the United States for genealogy research.  The Top 10 ranking is based on collection size, geographic coverage, special collections, accessibility and much more.

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Friends of the Dallas Public Library


A recent Friends prgrogram featured Dr. Gene Allen Smith speaking about his newest book The Slaves Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812. If you missed it, Dr. Smith was also a guest on KERA's Think. Listen to the podcast here. (It takes a little time to load.) Thanks to FoDPL for this excellent program.  

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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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Newberry Library Database

Foreign Language Press Survey

The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey is a collection of translated newspaper articles originally published in Chicago’s ethnic press between the 1860s and the 1930s.  The bulk of the work focuses on ten ethnic groups: Czech, which 1930s editors called “Bohemian” for the purposes of categorization, Danish, German, Greek, Jewish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish.


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TSGS Awards and Grants

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The Texas State Genealogical Society offers a variety of awards and certificates that are presented each year at the Annual Conference.

Student Scholarship
Volunteer Award
Writing Awards
Website Awards

Visit the TSGS web site for details and application instructions.   

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Family History Library Photocopies Policy Change
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All requests for information copied from films, book pages, CDs, marriage, death or birth certificates, wills and/or deeds, etc. will be copied in digital format and emailed to patrons in a zipped PDF or JPG file format.


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Other Genealogical Events

9 Mar 2013 - HOGAR de Dallas (Hispanic Organization for Genealogy and Research of Dallas)  Quarterly General Meeting.   Lochwood Branch, Dallas Public Library.  2pm.

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. 
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21-24 Aug 2013 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, "Journey Through Generations".  Ft. Wayne, IN.
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31 Oct - 2 Nov 2013 - Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  Round Rock, TX.
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2 Nov 2013 - Great Family Search Conference.  Plano. TX.
Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)

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