DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
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April -  
03 - Technology, 6pm. "Understanding & Using Metadata" presented by Webmaster Tony Hanson
12 - MacGen Reunion, 1pm; ."Back to Basics": how to best use Reunion from geginners to intermediate. Bring your questions and dilemmas.
16 - Jewish, 10am. Introductin of new book Genealogy Standards and discussion of Ch 1,"The Gealogical Proof Standard". Learn about two possible service projects.
19 - African American, 2pm.
26 - Brown Bag, 10:30am.
Continuation of Ch 4, "GPS Element 2: Source Citations" from Mastering Genealogical Proof. Discussion lead by Janet Khashab.




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

Hold the Dates

03 May - General Meeting.  Election of 2014-15 officers. Speaker: Judy Knight; "Westward Ho or "Go West Young Man'-Migration routes of the US".
11-12 Jul - Summer Symposium featuring John Colletta. "For Today's Generation and Tomorrow's: the Many Ways to Preserve Family History". Visit John's website.
27 Sep - Fall Lecture featuring Judy Russell. "Genealogy and the Law:From the Past to the Future". Visit Judy's website.

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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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April General Meeting

Saturday, April 5

                     Hospitality           -      10:30am-11:00am
                     Meeting               -      11:00am-11:30am

  • 2014 -15 Slate of Officers presented by Nominating Committee. Do you want to propose a DGS member to run for President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer? Send your nomination to NomCom@dallasgenealogy.org.
  • Details about Summer Symposium and Fall Lecture Speakers

                   Program          -       11:30am-12:30pm  
Topic:  "NARA Online Public Access". Presented by Meg Hacker, Director of Archives, National Archives of Fort Worth.


Place:  1st floor Auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

Minutes of the March 2014 General Meeting

IMPORTANT: Due to events related to the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament, please be alert to the fact that your favorite route downtown to the Library on Saturday morning may be interrupted. DART suggests that people coming downtown use public transportation or, if driving, stay away from I35E. DPD recommends approaching the Library from the east. There is an extensive article in the Monday, March 31 edition of the DMN about this.

2014 Summer Symposium
11-12 July

John Philip Colletta
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For Today's Generation and Tomorrow's : the Many ways to Preserve Family History

Knowledgeable, entertaining and experienced, Dr. Colletta lectures nationally and is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. His publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals, and one “murder-mystery-family-history”.

His topics for the 2-day program are:
  • Organizing Your Materials for a Genealogy or Family History
  • How Do You Know?
  • Turning Biographical Facts into Real-Life Events
  • Evidence from Material Culture
  • Principles of Good Writing and Godd Storytelling
  • Using Original and Derivative Sources
  • Publishing Your Genealogy or Family History
  • Writing a Narrative Family History
 "Late Night at the Library"
The Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library will remain open on Friday evening, July 11, from 5-10pm, exclusively for summer Symposium attendees to do family history research. Both professional librarians from the Division and Society volunteers will be available to offer assistance.  A light supper will provided by DGS. 
About the Genealogy Division.

Details and registration information about the Symposium will be on the DGS web site shortly.

FGS National Conference
27-30 Aug  2014
San Antonio, TX

Registration Now Open

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Follow the Conference Blog to read about volunteer opportunities, the FGS app for iOS/ Android devices, and more...

FGS War of 1812 Webinar Series
Free to View for a Limited Time

28 Feb - 27 Apr 


"Discovering Local & State Militia Record” presented by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA 

"Researching in the Post War Records of 1812" presented by Craig Scott, MA, CG


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Texas Land Office
Texas State Genealogical Society


Saturday, May 17, 2014
GLO Headquarters
Austin, TX

  • Fundamentals for Beginning Genealogy Research - Bill Buckner
  • Planning Your Research Trip - Sue Kaufman
  • Genealogical Rersources of the GLO - James Harkins
  • Researching Your Ancestor's Plot of Dirt; The Adventures of Courthouse Land Research - John Sellers
  • Time vs Money: Preserving Family documents - Daniel Alonzo
  • I Started Researching My Genealogy on Ancestry.com - where Do I Look Now? - Caroline Pointer
  • Resources for Genealogists at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History - Margaret Schlankey
  • GLO Archives and Records Tour 

Register ($65 before 1 May; $80 after 1 May).  Only 100 seats available.

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RootsTech 2014 Video Presentations Now Available to View Online

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Nineteen Selected Speakers

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April - June 2014
DGS Newsletter
Available on Web Site
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Read issue

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National Genealogical Society

Live Streaming Broadcast
2014 Family History Conference
7-10 May 2014


10 lectures are included. This is the first time that NGS has provided a portion of the conference to NGS members and others across the the US and overseas who are unable to attend the conference in person.

Details (cost is $65 - $145, depending on package chosen)

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Find-A-Grave Mobile App Free
From Ancestry.com


Find A Grave just got handier. More than 100 million graves in half a million cemeteries around the world are now at your fingertips with the new mobile app.

download from Mac App Store

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Other Genealogical Events

10 Apr 2014 - Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting. "Using DNA Testing to Identify Your Ancestor". Speaker: Don Raney. 



7-10 May 2014 - 2014 Family History Conference, Virginia: the First Frontier.  National Genealogical Society.  Richmond, VA.  

12-14 Jun 2014 - Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day. Cumberland Gap, TN
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27-30 Aug 2014.  2014 Conference, "Gone to Texas".  Federation of Genealogical Societies.  San Antonio, TX.  Registration now open.
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4-11 Jan 2015 - NGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City,  UT. Registration now open.

11-14 Feb 2015 - FGS and RootsTech Annual Conferences to be held in tandem.  Salt Lake City, UT.
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Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /

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