DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013
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September -  
18 - Jewish, 10am; "Brick Walls".
21 - African American, 2pm
28 - Brown Bag, 10:30am; "Cluster Genealogy".

October - 
03 - Technology, 6pm; "Understanding & Using Your Scanner".



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

Hold the Dates

05 Oct - General Meeting. Speaker: Janet Khashab, "Creative Writing for Your Family History".
12 Oct - Fall Lecture.  Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor.
02 Nov
- General Meeting.  Speaker: Lloyd Bockstruck, "The Name IS the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist".  
07 Dec - Annual Awards Luncheon

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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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D. Joshua Taylor Returns for Our Fall Lecture

Saturday, October 12

Early Bird Registration fee (by September 27):  $40 (DGS Member) and $50 (Non-Member)
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Josh will show us how to unravel the real story behind family legends, take advantage of online archival materials, use research time wisely to maximize results, and take advantage of various methods to share our stories with friends and family.

  • Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends
  • Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid
  • The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving Tips for Every Researcher
  • Sharing in the 21st Century

Details and Registration

Pegasus Has Landed!
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The Premiere Issue of our new journal, Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society, was mailed via USPS to all members on September 3.  Our publications are normally mailed only to those who have indicated in their member profile that they wish to receive print copies; however, this Premiere Issue features the four prize-winning articles from the 2012 DGS Writing Contest.  The Board thought that all members would be interested.  If you decide after reading it that you always want to receive a print copy of Pegasus, be sure your member profile reflects that choice by logging into your profile on the DGS website under "Membership/Account Manager."    

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All Sections of Oakland Cemetery Have Been Posted to the DGS Cemetery Database


The DGS Oakland Cemetery Transcription Team is elated to announce that ALL sections of Oakland Cemetery have been posted to the DGS Cemetery database.  
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"Trash to Treasure" Event at Fall Lecture

In tandem with the Fall Lecture on October 12, DGS will hold a "jumble sale" of previously owned genealogy-related stuff (reference books and publications, forms, maps, CDs, hanging file folders, labels and other office supplies, etc.) - anything that one person does not want, but that others will find valuable.

Most items will go for the donation that the buyer is willing to make.  A few valuable items will be available via a bid system.

Donators - start your spring-cleaning now to weed out Trash; Buyers - bring some extra dollars to the Lecture in order to snap up some Treasures!

Proceeds go to FGS’s Preserve the War of 1812 Pensions Project.

If you plan to attend the Lecture, bring your items with you.  Treasure acquisition will start at the beginning of the first break and continue at lunchtime and subsequent breaks.  Highest bids for special items will be determined near the end of the final break. 

If you will not be coming to the Lecture, bring your items to the October General Meeting on the 5th.  

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Ancestry.com is Coming to Texas
Saturday, September 21

Mid-Cities Genealogical Society Sponsoring Texas Ancestry Day


Experts from Ancestry.com will talk about "Getting the Most from Ancestry.com", "Texas Records on Ancestry", and "Sharing Your Family Story".  

Meg Hacker, Director of NARA's Southwest Regional Office, will speak during the lunch break about some of their "Cool Overlooked and Underused Records".

A live Q&A panel featuring the presenters and door prizes are also part of the day's fun.

The cost is $35.00, plus lunch.

Program Details

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The NextGen Genealogy Network (NGGN)

NGGN Facebook Group has been created to foster the next generation’s interest in family history and engagement in our community through digital channels which virtually connect members throughout the world.

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The NextGen Genealogy Network on Facebook  

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"Genealogy Roadshow" premieres Monday, September 23 on PBS

Genealogy Roadshow’s premiere season will feature participants who want to explore unverified genealogical claims passed down through family history, which may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure. 

Nationally known genealogical authors, lecturers and researchers D. Joshua Taylor (President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies) and Kenyatta Berry (President of the Association of Professional Genealogists) are the show’s on-air experts.

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Other Genealogical Events

15-22 Sep 2013 - National Genealogical Society Guided SLC Research Trip.  Salt Lake City, UT.
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31 Oct - 2 Nov 2013 - Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  Round Rock, TX.  "Blazing the Family History Trail".  Key Speaker: Thomas W. Jones.  Co-hosted by Williamson County Genealogical Society. Registration is open.
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2 Nov 2013 - Great Family Search Conference.  Plano. TX.

3-9 Nov 2013 - Research in Washington.  National Genealogical Society.  Washington, DC.  Hands-on research trip.
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5-12 Jan 2014 - SLC Research Trip.  National Genealogical Society.  Salt Lake City, UT.
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6-8 Feb 2014 - RootsTech 2014.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Registration is now open.

24-29 Mar 2014 - Forensic Genealogy Institute.  Dallas, TX.
Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /

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