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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly E-blast - February 06, 2012



11 - MacGen Reunion Group 
18 - AAGIG
21 - Jewish Group


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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I hope everyone took advantage of the free broadcast sessions from the conference.  There were some great sessions and they were all very well attended as there were 4200, yes, that is correct, 4200 registered attendees at this year's conference!  As you can imagine, there were rooms that were so full people were standing around the walls and out into the hallways.  Most of the rooms had a seating capacity of about 375.

 RootsTech is a new conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today. The conference’s activities and offerings are focused on content that will help genealogists and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.

If you missed this year's RootsTech, you can make plans for next year.  It will be held March 21-23, 2013.  I highly recommend attending.

One of the great events was the library staying open until midnight on Friday night so we had extra research time during the conference.

National Archives News

I know this was in last week's EBlast, but I thought it was worth repeating.

The National Archives is putting its "records workshops" online via YouTube.

Washington, DC…For the first time, the National Archives has launched online videos of its most popular genealogy “how to” workshops. These videos cover “hot topics” in genealogical research such as census, immigration and military records. Now, these popular workshops led by National Archives experts are available on the National Archives YouTube channel.

The National Archives-produced Know Your Records video shorts cover the creation, scope, content, and use of National Archives records for genealogical research. "The National Archives is proud to make our most popular genealogy lectures available online and ready for viewing by anyone, anywhere, at any time," said Diane Dimkoff, Director of Customer Services.

Click on the links and check out all the great information they have listed.

SIG Meeting

Feb. 11 - MacGen Reunion Group - Topic:  How to Turn Your Genealogy Reports Into a Book Using Word -  1:00 pm, 8th Floor in the McDermott Room.

DGS General Meeting Programs

Mar. 3rd - Sandra Crowley and Tony Hanson, "RootsTech Report"
Apr. 7th - Brian Collins, Dallas Public Library, "Searching the Dallas Morning News Archives"
May 5th - Lynell 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.

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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