Dallas Genealogical Society
Our 61st Year
DGS eNews - Monday, 02 Jan 2017
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Special Interest Groups
05 - Technology.  6pm.
18 - Jewish. 1pm.
19 - DNA.  6pm.
21 - African American. 2pm.
28 - Brown Bag. 10:30am.
00 - MacGen Reunion. No mtg this month.
00 - RootsMagic. No mtg this month.
00 - Next Gen Sitebuilder. No mtg this month.

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

Hold the Date

04 Feb - TBD. Speaker: Kelvin Meyers
04 Mar - "Researching Female Ancestors". Speaker: Pat Gordon
18 Mar - "Research Methods". Speaker: Tom Jones
4-5 Aug - "Summer Seminar". Speakers: Lisa Louise Cook, Diahan Southard and Sunny Morton.
30 Sep - "Fall Seminar". Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor

DGS on the Web

Community Rewards
DGS organization number-61033


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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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DGS January General Meeting 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
                   Hospitality   -   10:30am-11:00am
       Business Meeting   -   11:00am-11:20am (approx)
                        Program   -   11:20am-12:30pm  
"Renovation and Redesign of the Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library"
Speaker: Brandon Murray
Dallas Public Library
HIstory & Archives Division

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 
O'Hara Room, 7th Floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX  75201

Minutes of November 2016 General Meeting
November Business Meeting recording on YouTube      
DGS 2017 Spring Seminar
March 17-18
Dr. Tom Jones

DGS is excited to present two opportunities to learn from internationally-known genealogical researcher and speaker Dr. Tom Jones at our 2017 Spring Seminar.

The Advanced Research Methods Class with Dr. Jones on Friday afternoon, March 17 is limited to 30 participants and requires separate registration

Session 1: Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses; Planning an Exhaustive Search
Session 2: Correlating Sources, Information, and Evidence to Solve Genealogical Problems

Cost: DGS Member $40; Non member $45.  Program details and registration instructions.


The 2017 Spring Seminar on Saturday, March 18 with Dr. Jones is a full-day program.

Session 1: Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)
Session 2: Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?
Session 3: Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor
Session 4: Creating a Family History of Lasting Value

Cost (Includes parking in the Jonsson Central Library garage).
By Feb 26:      $50 (Member); $60 (Non-Member)
After Feb 26:   $60 (Member); $70 (Non-Member)

Details - sessions descriptions, lunch details, and registration instructions via online or USPS.

DGS Members
Want to attend an Upcoming Seminar for Free?

Bring someone who is not a current DGS member to any of our monthly general meetings from October 2016 through May 2017. For each qualified person that you bring, you will receive an entry for a drawing to be held at our May 2017 meeting. 
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2016 Annual Awards

Our annual Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, December 10.  Over DGS 60 members and guests attended the event to honor the recipients who have contributed so much to our Society and the genealogical community.

View the recording on YouTube

YouTube Video

It Takes a Village to Produce a Book
by Shirley Sloat & Estelle Adams

Shirley_And_Estelle 3This presentation was made at the September 10, 2016 DGS general meeting by Shirley Sloat and Estelle Adams in which they discuss the book they created. The topic of the book is preserving the memories of the last living grandchild of two Georgia slaves who came in a wagon with 9 children to Wheelock, Texas in 1894.

Genealogy Events
08-11 Feb 2017. Salt Lake City, UT. RootsTech 2017. Registration and hotel reservations now open. 
10-13 May 2017. Raleigh, NC. National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference. "Family History Lives Here".  Hotel Accommodations.

30 Aug-02 Sep 2017. Pittsburgh, PA. Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference. "Building Bridges to the Past". Hotel reservations are open.
Dallas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446

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