DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Monday, June 10,  2013
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June - 
17 - Jewish, 10am. New date.   
22 - Brown Bag, 10:30am  



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

Hold the Dates

07 Sep - General Meeting.  Speaker: Lynell Moss, New FamilySearch web site.
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: Jason Crews, War of 1812 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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DGS Summer Institute
August 2-3, 2013



Bits of Yesterday:
Using Maps & Other Records to
Complete Your Family Story
Speakers:  Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre

Both Pamela and Richard are nationally-recognized leaders in the field of genealogical research and teaching.
  • Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System
  • Land Entry Papers and Records of the General Land Office
  • Our National Treasure: The Library of Congress 
  • Maps: Where to Find Them and How to Use Them
  • Using Topographic and Other Maps
  • Sharing Your Family History
  • Google Earth for Genealogist
Print mail-in registration
On-line registration  

DGS 2013 Writing Contest

DGS Writing Contest

The Society is excited to announce its 2013 Writing Contest for original material on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians.  While DGS has a goal of preserving Dallas history, topics may range beyond the Dallas city and county geographic area  as specified in the guidelines available on our web site.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning articles: first prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.   

DGS Appoints Newsletter Editor

Jason Crews
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Jason W. Crews is a native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is an active member of multiple genealogical organizations, including DGS, the Grand Prairie Genealogical Society, Lamar County Genealogical Society and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Jason served on the Marketing Committee for the Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2012 Annual Conference, and also is a Social Media Intern with the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is a member of the GeneaBloggers online community at GenealogySphere.com, where he writes about his personal genealogy and family history including his wife Shannon and son Jaden. Be sure to welcome Jason when you see him at our meetings.  You may submit articles for the Newsletter to editorial@dallasgenealogy.org.  

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DGS Jewish SIG
June Meeting Change


On Monday, June 17, SIG members will tour Congregation Tiferet Israel and meet with Rabbi Zell to learn about the available records that a local synagogue maintains, as well as how the Jewish year affected our families. This synagogue is orthodox just like our ancestors that came from Europe. All are invited!! We will be going to lunch afterwards.

Congregation Tiferet Israel
10909 Hillcrest Rd. 
Dallas, TX 75230

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2013-2014 DGS Officers

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The following officers were elected by the membership at the May General Meeting.

President:  Sandra Crowley
Vice President:  Jean Larson
Secretary:  Marie Navarro

Treasurer:  Linda Lane   

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Who Do You Think You Are


The new season premieres on TLC on July 23. Celebrities such as Christina Applegate, Kelly Clarkson, Cindy Crawford, and Chris O’Donnell are featured in 8 hour-long episodes.  

Announcing "PROJECT 1950" for US Census Locational Search


Steve Morse and Joel Weintraub are starting early to solicit volunteers to work on two projects that will provide free locational tools to find families and addresses on the 1950 census which will be released on 1 Apr 2022.

They will develop free, web-based utilities that allow researchers to go from an address or location to an ED number.


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NGS 2013 Family History Conference
Recordings Now Available


Recordings of lectures presented at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference are now available for $12.00 each. A full list of available lecture CDs can be found and purchased on this website.  

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Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar Series

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SCGS offers twice-monthly free webcasts featuring knowledgeable genealogists to help grow what you know.  

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Free Digital Genealogy Magazine

Each monthly issue features guest articles, regular columns, and free resources such as Ask Ephraim and MIAA to help you along your family history journey.


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Baffled by the New FamilySearch Web Site?

FamilySearch is rolling out new training videos and other support documentation in conjunction with the launch of its new website.

FS Support   

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Other Genealogical Events

21-24 Aug 2013 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference, "Journey Through Generations".  Ft. Wayne, IN. Online registration is now open.  Register by 1 July 2013 for an early-bird discount. 
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15-22 Sep 2103 - National Genealogical Society Guided SLC Research Trip.  Salt Lake City, UT.
Early bird pricing ends June 15.

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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 begins in August.
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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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6-8 Feb 2014 - RootsTech 2014.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Registration will go live later this summer.  A call for presentations has been issued.  Proposals will be accepted June 17-July 8, 2013.

5-12 Jan 2014 - SLC Research Trip.  National Genealogical Society.  Salt Lake City, UT.
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Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)

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