DGS eBlast - January 18, 2013


Dallas Genealogical Society
DGS eBlast - Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014
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08 - MacGen Reunion, 1pm
15 - African American, 2pm
19 - Jewish, 10am
22 - Brown Bag, 10:30am. Discussion of ch 3 "GPS Element 1: Thorough Research" in Mastering Genealogical Proof.

06 - Technology, 6pm. "Understanding & Using Metadata".

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

Hold the Dates

01 Mar - General Meeting
22 Mar - Spring Lecture
featuring Laura Prescott
05 Apr - General Meeting. Speaker: Meg Hatcher; “NARA’s Online Public Access, Live Demo”.
11-12 Jul - Summer Symposium featuring John Colletta
27 Sep - Fall Lecture  

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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February General Meeting


Saturday, Feb 1

Hospitality   -   10:30am-11:00am
 Meeting       -   11:00am-11:30am
 Program      -   11:30am-12:30pm
Topic:  "DNA Testing for Genealogical Purposes". Presented by Michael V. Bassett, member of the Collin County Genealogical Society.

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

Review Minutes of January 2014 General Meeting.

Early Bird Registration is Open 
$10 Discount Available Until March 9

Laura G. Prescott
Keynote Speaker for Spring Lecture
March 22, 2014



  • Playing Hide-and-Seek with Ancestors in City Directories
  • Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
  • Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family In Academic Archives
  • The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create a Family History 

Laura Prescott is a professional researcher and writer who worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society before starting her own research business. She is a past president of APG and a consultant for Fold3. 

By                             Mar 9                      After Mar 9
Member                    $40.00 each           $50.00 each
Non‐Member           $50.00 each           $60.00 each

Register Online
Printable Registration Form

Due to Library renovations, the lunch break will be 90 minutes. DGS will provide a list of local restaurants.
If you want to bring your lunch, limited space will be available in our Hospitality room on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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DGS 2014 Writing Contest

Cash Prizes
2014 Writing Contest

DGS is pleased to announce its 2014 Writing Contest for original material on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians. The contest is open to members and non-members of  DGS. 
First prize is $500, second prize is $300 and third prize is $150.

Complete Rules and Guidelines

Entry Form

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Pegasus, Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society
Volume 1, Issue  2
Records Issue


Has Been Mailed to Society Members

"Look Inside" Preview

REMINDERThe Premiere Issue of Pegasus was mailed to all members to announce our new journal, but print copies of all future issues will only be mailed to those who opt in.  Members should review their profile in the Account Manager section of the DGS web site; there is now a new box to check to receive print copies of Pegasus, if desired.  

PEGASUS ISSUES NOW ON DGS ONLINE STOREPegasus Vol.1, Nos. 1 & 2 are available for purchase through the DGS Online Store.  The cost is $15, but members get a $5 discount if they log in to their accounts before they enter the store or as they check out. Shipping is added to the total cost of what is purchased. 

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January-March 2014 DGS Newsletter Available 

In Memory Of

Elizabeth "Pinkie" Feigl
Madilyn Louise Coen Crane

Elizabeth "Pinkie" Pinkston Feigl died on January 17, 2014. Her lifelong hobby was genealogy.  She was an active member of the Dallas Genealogical Society. She earned certification as a Registered Genealogist and assisted so many ladies in becoming members of various lineage societies. Pinkie gave freely of her time by volunteering numerous hours at the Dallas Public Library in their Genealogical Department. Pinkie was a Life Member of DGS.
Full obituary
Madilyn Louise Coen Crane died Sunday, December 8, at her home in Austin, Texas.  She was the VP Journal for the Dallas Quarterly 1989-1991. Executive VP of Fundraising 1991-1992, Parliamentarian 1993-1994, and VP Publicity 1996-1997.  Madilyn was a Life Member of DGS.
Full obituary

NGS Issues Call for Papers for the 2015 Family History Conference 


Speakers as well as organizations are invited to submit lecture proposals between 1 January  and 1 April  2014 for the NGS 13-16 May 2015 Family History Conference, "Crossroads of America", in St. Charles, MO.


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SSDI Access Now Limited
Budget Bill Bans Public Access For 3 Years

Read the blog post by Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist, and follow updates from Fred Moss on the Federation of Genealogical Societies' Records Preservation & Access Committee blog.

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Other Genealogical Events

6-8 Feb 2014 - RootsTech 2014.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Registration is now open.

8 Feb 2014 - Clayton Library Friends. Houston, TX.  Program:  "Major James Breathed, Southern Confederate Hero: What Makes a Hero, Then and Now".
Clayton Library Friends

13 Feb 2014 - Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society.  Mesquite, TX. Program: "Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo".

24-29 Mar 2014 - Forensic Genealogy Institute.  Dallas, TX.

29 March 2014 - San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society Spring Workshop.  San Angelo, TX.  Featured speaker - J. Mark Lowe.

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


12-14 Jun 2014 - Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day.  Cumberland Gap, TN.
Genealogy Jamboree

27-30 Aug 2014 -  2014 Conference, "Gone to Texas".  Federation of Genealogical Societies.  San Antonio, TX.  Hotel reservations now open. 
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Contact Information:  DGS, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX, 75225-0446 /

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