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Dallas Genealogical Society
Weekly eBlast - June 26, 2012


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

Hold the Date

July 13-14 - Summer Institute - J. Mark Lowe - "Finding My Way Home-Methodology, Records and The Old South"
Sep. 12-19 - Salt Lake City Trip
Sep. 29 - Fall Lecture - Craig Scott on Military Records

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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 SUMMER INSTITUTE - July 13-14, 2012

Early Bird Registration Has Ended, But There is Still Time to Sign up and Join Us For:

J. Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe

and Lloyd Bockstruck
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Keynote and Featured Speakers

Topics focus on methodology and records to help you trace elusive ancestors. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event! Click for more information or to register.

$190 per Member - $220 per non-member

Location: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas

*Parking in the library's underground garage will be at the reduced rate of $2.00

Annual DGS Writing Competition Is Announced

The Dallas Genealogical  Society is sponsoring an Annual DGS Writing Competition for original material submitted by members and non-members, hobbyists and professionals. Entries may not have been published previously. Submissions must be sourced as outlined in Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

You can find all the details on the DGS website or in the latest issue of the DGS Newsletter.

Jul-Sep 2012 Newsletter

The Jul-Sep Newsletter is now available on the DGS website.  Members should have already received their copy via email, if not, please make sure to include your email address in your profiles to be sure you can get this direct link.

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Leave a Legacy

Will July 2, 2012, Be Our First "5 Million Record" Day?

July 2, 2012, is going to be an amazing day! We can feel it! It could be the first day that we achieve "5 Million Name" fame. That's right. July 2nd might be the day that we index and arbitrate 5 million names (or records) in just 24 hours! No other name transcription project that we know of has ever come close.

Together, we've achieved unbelievable success in the past three months. Our highest day for indexing & arbitrating combined—for the last three months and in the history of indexing—was April 30th. On that day, we reached 4.9 million records submitted. Amazing! We nearly made 5 million with just our everyday effort!

To make sure we reach the goal of 5 million records, we'll need help from every indexer and arbitrator out there. Everyone will need to submit an extra batch or two (or more!) during the day. Remember, though, that our "day" starts at 00:00 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT), which means 6pm MDT (Utah time), on Sunday, July 1st.
Check the Facebook event page for your local start time.

Now, don't think that we're focusing completely on quantity and forgetting about quality. Next week, to prepare, we'll provide ways to improve the quality of your work and suggestions for how to get ready for the big day.

Spread the word! Tell your friends and family about the opportunity to be a part of this history-making event. We may not have another chance like this for years, so plan now to get involved. We need you and everyone else out there to reach this goal!

Look for more details next week. For now, let's keep on indexing (and arbitrating)

Civil War

Barbara Ware found this website that features Harper's Weekly for the period of the Civil War. Some very interesting drawings. An interesting look at news publications of the times.

Texas State Genealogical Society Presents:

Texas State Genealogical Society
2012 Annual Conference
Saddlebags to Social Networking:
Following Ancestors Through History

Featuring Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA
Nationally Recognized Genealogy Speaker

Networking for Results                Productive Sources
Cutting Edge Technology            Research Methods
Helpful Genealogy Products        Scores of Exhibits
Texas Topics                             Getting Started
Ethnic Research (Native American, African American, Hispanic)

Lloyd Bockstruck - Banquet Speaker

"Best of the Southwest" Genealogy Expo
Plus much more!

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Riley Center, Fort Worth
Conveniently located near the junction of I35W and I20 at the edge of Fort Worth

Hosts:  Grand Prairie, Arlington & Mid-Cities Genealogical Societies - More Information

DGS General Meeting Programs

June, July and August - No Meetings
Will resume General Meetings in September


Jul. 16-19 - Care and ID of Photos Workshop @Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX
Aug. 11 - Fort Worth Genealogical Society's  Summer Seminar at Trinity Towers in Ft. Worth, TX
Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012 - Federation of Genealogical Societies - "Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest", A Conference for the Nation's Genealogists
Nov. 1-3 - Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) Annual Conference - Saddlebags to Social Networking: Following Ancestors Through History at the Riley Center, Fort Worth, TX

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

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