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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - April 16, 2012


17 - Jewish Group
21 - AAGIG


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

Hold the Date

July 13-14 - Summer Institute - J. Mark Lowe - "Finding My Way Home-Methodology, Records and The Old South"
Sep. 12-19 - Salt Lake City Trip
Sep. 29 - Fall Lecture - Craig Scott on Military Records

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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Beginner Classes

The Beginner Classes started last Saturday with 17 attendees.  What a great start for beginners.  There is still time to sign up for the last two classes.  See the list below with all the information needed to get started.

Beginner Classes   

The Dallas Genealogical Society
Getting Started With Your Family History

Three Free Sessions

Saturday, April 14 Learn the Basics
Saturday, April 21 Ancestors in the Census
 Saturday, April 28 Find New Resources

Dallas Public Library System
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Hamon Room, 5th Floor
10:30 - Noon

Space is Limited / Register at:>Resources>New Genealogist or

Fold3 WWII Records Free

Fold3 (formerly Footnote) is providing all World War II records FREE! for the month of AprilIt is a great opportunity to check out Fold3 and to get your WWII ancestor's records at a tremendous rate, Free!


Do You Need Help With Technology? has a site called TechTips: Technology tips for genealogists and family historians. These are articles written by a variety of genealogists. Some of the topics are: Using the Internet for Voice and Video; Setting up a Facebook Page for Your Ancestor; How do Web Browsers Work?; 2012 Update on Purchasing Digital Camera. There are more than 29 pages of articles. The articles are arranged with the most recent at the beginning. You can also search TechTips or you can select topics from category dropdown tabs.

1940 U. S. Federal Census

If you have any New York ancestors, this might help you:

Direct Me NYC 1940

One of the keys to finding your family in the 1940 census, until the indexes are published, is to find their address. The New York Public Library has created a web site to assist you in that effort. The Direct Me NYC 1940 site provides a browsable look at the 1940 telephone directories for each borough of New York City. Once you find the address, use other tools, such as Steve Morse's Unified 1940 ED Finder  to locate the Enumeration District.

Salt Lake City Trip - Reserve Rooms Now!

The trip to Salt Lake City will be September 12-19, 2012.  If you are planning on going or if you think you might be going to Salt Lake, you need to make your hotel reservations at the Plaza Hotel as soon as possible. 

We have ten rooms reserved for us at the Plaza Hotel.  Apparently there is some huge convention going on at that time and the hotel is filling up fast and they would like to take some of our reserved rooms back.  To make sure we have all the rooms we need, please make your reservations early. After you make your reservations, please contact Jean Larson at so she has a record of who has made a room reservation and let her know if you need a roommate.

If you have any questions you can contact Jean Larson at

Federation of Genealogical Societies - FGS Radio

Did you know that FGS now has its own radio show? My Society is broadcast each Saturday afternoon live on the Internet at 1:00 pm Central and focuses on the issues that confront genealogical societies. Each episode features a guest speaking about a specific topic such as increasing society membership, moving to digital publications and more. In addition, each episode is archived and available for playback at a later date.

How to listen to FGS Radio.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Local broadcast on NBC Channel 5, Fridays at 7 p.m.   Friday, April 20th will be a repeat of Reba McEntire.

If you missed the stories about Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood, Reba McEntire, Jerome Bettis, Helen Hunt, Rita Wilson or Edie Falco, 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.

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. started Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m. on KERA TV.
Check out the schedule on their

The 10-part series will explore the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans including Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren.

SIG Meeting

Apr. 17 - Jewish Group - 10:00 am - McDermott Room, 8th floor - Group discussion on research problems and successes.

Apr. 21 - AAGIG - 2:00 pm - West Room, 1st Floor

J Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas

DGS General Meeting Programs

May 5th - Lynell Moss, "Proven Research Strategies"
June, July and August - No Meetings, will resume General Meetings in September

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.


May 9-12, 2012 - National Genealogical Society - "The Ohio River - Gateway to the Western Frontier"
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun. 9, 2012 - Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society featuring Tresa Tatyrek
Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012 - Federation of Genealogical Societies - "Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest", A Conference for the Nation's Genealogists

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

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