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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - August 1, 2011

4 Brown Bag
4 Tech SIG
13 Mac Reunion Gen
16 Jewish Gen


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

Hold the Date

Oct. 9-15 - Salt Lake City Trip
Oct. 22 - Fall Lecture

DGS on the Web


The goal of the Dallas Genealogical Society shall be to education, 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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FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference

logosmallcolorThe Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Illinois State Genealogical Society invite you to their 2011 Conference. The conference takes place September 7-10, 2011 in Springfield, Illinois. Check the FGS/ISGS 2011 Conference Website for program details and registration.

Want to be up-to-date on the news, special events, lectures, exhibit hall, and people connected to the 2011 FGS/ISGS Conference? It’s easy! The conference blog takes care of this. We are continually posting lots of breaking news, more details on the lectures, speakers, vendors, special offers, conference events, places to research, shopping, getting to hotels and the convention center, and about the beautiful area around the conference location. This conference will have some special elements never seen before at a FGS conference.

and visit often to view the updates.

DGS Salt Lake City Research Trip

family_history01Join your DGS friends in a guided trip to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City October 9-16, 2011

Registration $80 due by September 15th. The trip is open to DGS members only. Participants will obtain their own lodging and transportation.  For information about special DGS rates for hotel, see the DGS website to download a brochure.
Brochures will also be available at the 8th floor Volunteer Desk at the J. Erik Jonsson Library.

Pat and Jim Stone will organize the trip and arrange for help with genealogical problems. On Monday evening Oct. 10, 2011 there will be a Genealogy Lecture for all participants at the Plaza Hotel.

Look for additional information on the website. 

Special Members Only Benefit

If you were not able to attend the recent DGS Summer Institute, you can take advantage of your DGS membership and watch a recording of the session on Digital Photography for Genealogists presented by DGS member Tony Hanson.  This is available to current DGS members for a limited time.

Note:  If you do not remember your  DGS User Name and Password click on this link.  Enter your email address. Your User Name and Password will be emailed to you.

To view the presentation:
  • Go to the DGS web site at
  • Select Resources at the top of the page
  • Log in (by entering your DGS User Name and Password in the lower left corner of the page and pressing the Enter key)
  • Once you are logged in you will see the Members Only choice: Click on it.

Special interest Groups

Upcoming Technology SIG Meetings (all meetings begin at 6:30 pm)
  • August 4 – Bring your camera to the genealogy section on the 8th floor of the Dallas Public Library and practice taking pictures of genealogical materials
  • September 1 – Understanding and using scanners
  • October 6 – Digital Photography: Repair and Retouch by Sandra Crowley
Brown Bag Group (meets 5:00 - 6:20 p.m. in 8th floor McDermott Room)
  • Aug 4 - Thayer, Charles W. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, FASG. "John Bush of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts: Master Horn Carver." NGSQ 95 (June 2007): 85-102. [Separates two RW-era men of same name.] Jean Larson, Leader
All meetings at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

General Meetings

DGS General Meetings are taking a summer break. Many of the SIGs will continue to meet throughout the summer. Check the DGS Calendar for information about the summer SIG meetings. The next general meeting will be September 10th.

All meetings at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 14 - 19, 2011 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - Washington, D.C.

Sept 7 - 10, 2011  FGS 2011 Conference - Springfield, IL

Sept 10, 2011 - Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society Fall Workshop featuring Lloyd Bockstruck

Oct 9 - 16, 2011 Salt Lake City Trip, Salt Lake City, UT.
Contact Information: DGS, P.O. Box 12466, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 | 1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)

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