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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - January 09, 2012



17 - Jewish Group - No Meeting
21 - African American


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

Hold the Date

Mar. 24th - Spring Lecture - Joshua Taylor
July 20-21 - 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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Survey on November DGS Newsletter

The Publication Committee is working to make the DGS Newsletter timely, relevant, and interesting to its readers. To meet that goal, a brief survey about the November Newsletter is being made available via this link in this eBlast, the DGS website, email and regular mail to members for feedback on how we’re doing (please respond to the survey only once by whichever means you prefer). It should take less than 10 minutes to complete. One question asks if you read that issue - even if you didn’t do so, please answer at least that question. You can add your own comments as well. Honest feedback is critical to our success. Please provide your answers by January 15.

"Who Do You Think You Are?"

Education Director Jean Larson is asking for volunteers for a committee to plan activities in conjunction with the TV series, "Who Do You Think You Are".  The series begins in February and lasts for about 3 to 4 weeks.  This will be a good opportunity to attract new genealogists and assist them in learning good research skills.  Contact Jean at if you are interested in volunteering for this committee.

SIG Meetings

Jan. 17 -  Jewish Group - There will be no meeting for the Jewish Group this month.

Jan. 21 - African American Group
- This meeting will be held at the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Library, 2008 Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75216. - Topic:  "Researching Public and Private Sources" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

Seeking Editor for DGS Newsletter

 Retired? Work part time? Work full time but really organized? Have a way with words? Believe in the DGS Newsletter? Volunteer to be the Editor!!

The Publications Committee is working hard to make the Newsletter as relevant, useful, and entertaining as possible, but we need an editor to help us make it happen.

Responsibilities include:
 • following up with contributors of regular content and articles to meet deadlines
 • editing submitted copy
 • completing layout of newsletter
 • managing publication schedule for each issue
 • meeting with the Publications Committee as needed (much of this can be done via online communication – no attendance at Board Meetings is required)

 • ability to edit/write clearly
 • familiar with word processing/desktop publishing (Word, Publisher or similar)
 • photo editing experience a plus
 • acquainted with accepted standards for genealogy publications

If interested, send an email to: with details of your background and qualifications.

DGS General Meeting Programs

Feb. 4th  - Janet Branstetter, "Surfing, Plucking and Planning"
Mar. 3rd - Sandra Crowley and Tony Hanson, "Rootstech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"
May 5th - Lynelle Moss, "Proven Research Strategies"

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.


Jan. 17, 2012 - Registration of IGHR (Samford University) opens
Feb. 2-4, 2012 - RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mar. 24, 2012 - DGS Spring Lecture - Exploring Connections with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
May 9-12, 2012 - National Genealogical Society - "The Ohio River - Gateway to the Western Frontier"
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

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