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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - February 27, 2012


01 - Brown Bag Group
01 - Technology Group
17 - AAGIG
20 - Jewish Group


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

Hold the Date

Mar. 24th - Spring Lecture - Joshua Taylor
July 13-14 - Summer Institute with J. Mark Lowe

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 3

Come and join us in the 1st floor Auditorium for the "RootsTech Report" by Tony Hanson and Kathleen Murray.  We will hear all about the great happenings at the RootsTech Convention that was held in Salt Lake City the first of February.  Come hear about the new innovations and upgrades to all the latest technologies involved in genealogy.  You will be amazed at what is going on in genealogy and technology.

10:30 - Hospitality
11:00 - Business Meeting
11:30 - General Meeting

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas

Who Do You Think You Are?

3rd Season

Episode 4, Reba McEntire: local broadcast on NBC Channel 5, Friday, Mar. 2 at 7pm.

Join a group of interested viewers the following morning to “Saturday morning quarterback” the show during Hospitality Time prior to our General Meeting, Saturday, Mar 3. Hospitality Time begins at 10:30am, followed by the meeting and program at 11:00. We meet in the Auditorium of the Central Library in downtown Dallas. Details about and directions to the meeting are on the DGS web site: Calendar of Events.

We have reserved the room on the other side of the partition from the hospitality room for our discussion this time. This arrangement should lower the noise level that we experienced last month.

If you missed the stories about Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, or Blair Underwood, the full episodes are available to view at Who Do You Think You Are - All Videos : Newest - Videos - This site also contains Short Clips of deleted scenes.

The DGS "Trash or Treasure" Event

When: Saturday, March 3, starting 10:30 am

Bring any of your genealogy "stuff" you no longer need or want .

Spot and acquire some treasures for yourself!


Questions? Shirley Sloat, 214-349-4718 -

SIG Meeting

Mar. 01 -  Brown Bag Group - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, 8th Floor, McDermott Room

Mar. 1 - Technology Group - 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, 3rd Floor, Studio - Kathleen Murray will provide an Overview of OCR and how it is employed in the genealogical community.  This presentation will help you understand some of the strange results you may encounter when searching documents (such as newsletters) that have been indexed utilizing OCR technology.

J Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas

Dallas Genealogical Society presents Spring Lecture Series 2012


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Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch:     Included
Parking:  $2.00 (Discounted fee)

Registration Fees & Deadlines: Member:           $50
Non-Member:   $60

Early-bird Registration ends T
oday at Midnight Member: $40
Non-Member: $50

Lunch or syllabus not guaranteed for walk-ins.

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites you to join us on Saturday, March 24, 2012, for “Exploring Connections,” a one-day workshop featuring D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher.

Josh believes that “exploring connections … offers a unique and fulfilling experience, as we uncover the roles our ancestors played in the past.” In this one-day workshop, we will explore using resources to help find ancestors before 1830 as well as new tools and ideas in research that will help us connect with our past. Plus, we will learn how using maps can teach us about more than land boundaries. Finally, we will explore how to put it all together to tell our family story.

For more information, visit our web site


Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830

New Tools and Ideas in Research

Mapping your Success: Employing Maps for Genealogical Research

Putting it Together: A Case Study

About Our Speaker:

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher.  Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current Vice President of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). 

Joshua's activities in the genealogical world, accomplishments, awards and honors are too numerous to mention here, but you can get a full report on our web site.

DGS General Meeting Programs

Mar. 3rd - Tony Hanson and Kathleen Murray, "RootsTech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"
May 5th - Lynell Moss, "Proven Research Strategies"

All meetings at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, unless otherwise noted. A hospitality time starts at 10:30 a.m. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program follows.


Mar. 24, 2012 - DGS Spring Lecture - Exploring Connections with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
May 9-12, 2012 - National Genealogical Society - "The Ohio River - Gateway to the Western Frontier"
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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