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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly eBlast - Thursday, September 20, 2012


October -
04 - Brown Bag, 5pm
04 - Technology, 6:30pm
13 - MacGen, 1pm
16 - Jewish, 10am
20 - African American, 2pm


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

Hold the Date

8 Dec - Annual Awards Luncheon
16 Mar 2013 - Spring Lecture
Speaker - Paula Stewart Warren
2-3 Aug 2013 - Summer Institute

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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Seats Still Available!

Military Records - A Wealth of Information


Keynote Speaker - Craig R. Scott, CG

Fall Lecture
Saturday, September 29, 2012


• Basic Military Research
• Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors
• Pension Research: You Stopped Too Soon
• Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

Details about the presentation are on our web site.

Register online on our web site with a credit card or download a mail-in registration form to accompany a check or money order.

Learn Land Platting

2 Sessions - Thurs, Oct. 4 and Thurs, Dec. 6


Cost - $25.00 for both sessions.

The Brown Bag SIG is sponsoring a webinar on land platting using the software program "Metes & Bounds" by Sandy Knoll Software.

Presenter William B. Dow, Jr. has used Metes & Bounds for several years as an investigative tool in platting family properties and correlating them.

Registrants can participate in these sessions either at home or in the Hamon Room on the 5th floor of the downtown Dallas Public Library via the GoToMeeting webinar software.

The deadline to register is Sept 24 by mail and Oct 2 via online.

Details and registration instructions are on our web site.

DGS Writing Competition 2012

$950 in Awards

Deadline is Sept 30


You can find all the details on the DGS web page or in the latest issue of the DGS Newsletter.

NEHGS Spotlights Our Society


In the 12 Sep 2012 issue of their online newsletter, The Weekly Genealogist, the New England Historic Genealogical Society highlights the Dallas Genealogical Society and its web site.

FGS Announces New Web Site

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The Federation of Genealogical Societies has launched its newly revamped website to better serve FGS member societies and the genealogical community.  Check out their new site

Georgia Closes State Archives

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The Office of the Georgia Secretary of State has announced that, effective November 1, 2012, the Georgia State Archives located in Morrow, GA will be closed to the public. After November 1st, the public will only be allowed to access the building by appointment; however, the number of appointments could be limited based on the schedule of the remaining employees.

Family Tree Magazine calls DPL One of The Top 10 Public Libraries For Family Research


In an effort to identify the 10 best public libraries for genealogists, the magazine weighed factors such as collection size, census records,
 special collections, accessibility, geographic coverage, special collections and services.

SIG Meetings

Sep 18 - Jewish, 10am-1pm.  McDermott Room, 8th floor.

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


Oct. 6 - General Meeting
Topic:  'DNA Testing for Genealogy' by Debbie Parker Wayne.
Nov. 10 - General Meeting
Topic: 'NARA On-line' by Mike Wright.

Other Genealogical Events

Nov. 1-3 - Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) Annual Conference - Saddlebags to Social Networking: Following Ancestors Through History at the Riley Center, Fort Worth, TX
Nov. 3 - 2012 Great Family Search Conference - Plano and Richardson Texas Family History Centers

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

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