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Weekly E-blast - September 05, 2011

September

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20 Jewish Genealogy


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Membership
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


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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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DGS Meeting INFO

The Dallas Heart Walk 2011 will be held September 10, which means some of the downtown streets will be blocked off that morning. 

Map of Heart Walk 2011

HeartWalkimage001 5This is the map showing the blocked streets for Saturday morning.


September 10, 2011 General Meeting:

Do you want information about how to manage your online DGS membership account and what you can do with it?

Join Barbara Ware at 10:40 a.m. prior to the general meeting for a brief presentation.


Virtual Walk: Introduction to the DPL Genealogy Website
A VIRTUAL TOUR TO THE ONLINE GENEALOGY GUIDE

The Genealogy Section of the Dallas Public Library contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections for family history research in the Southwest. While information about most of the genealogy section’s print resources is accessible through the online catalog, users may not be aware that many microfilm and microfiche records (over 150,000 of them) do not appear in the library’s on-line catalog.

Sherry Johnson's presentation will take us on a virtual walk through of the genealogy section’s online guide which provides access to information about some of the materials that are available in microform. Join us and see what you might be missing among these “hidden treasures.”


                Social Time - 10:30 a.m.
                Business Meeting 11:00 a.m.
                Program - 11:30 a.m.


All meetings located at  J. Erick Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas


Big News from Family History Center

 From: Sammie Lee, DPL

The world-famous LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, is changing the way genealogists borrow microfilm to view in their network of local Family History Centers. For many years now, the Genealogy Section of the Dallas Public Library (DPL) has been an affiliate Family History Center, making it possible for DPL customers to have access to millions of records on microform from all over the world. An order placed with DPL staff brought film to the Genealogy Section for 30 days use by customers.

Recently, the LDS FamilySearch division announced that genealogists worldwide can now go online on their home computers and order and pay for film or fiche to be sent to their local family history center. The web site is www.familysearch.org/films (be sure to add that "S" on the word films). A login is required. If you have not already created a login user name and password to use the FamilySearch records, you will need to do so when you set up your account with them. The first time you login to order film, you will need to select a Family History Center. The Dallas Public Library is on the list for Texas.

Be sure to click on "Ordering Help," then on "User's Guide" to read or print out a 13-page helpful guide about the ordering process. Film can be ordered for short term ($5.50 per film for 90 days) or extended ($16.50 and the film remains indefinitely in the DPL Genealogy Section). Fiche can also be ordered. Payment is made by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal.

 It is as simple and easy as ordering a book from Amazon. By providing your e-mail address, you will be kept informed of the progress of your order, including when the film ships to DPL, when it arrives, and when it is sent back to Salt Lake City. If you need more information, call a Genealogy Section staff member at 214-670-1433 or let us help you at the staff desk on your next visit to DPL.


Special interest Groups

Upcoming Technology SIG Meetings (all meetings begin at 6:30 pm)
  • October 6 – Digital Photography: Repair and Retouch by Sandra Crowley
  • November 3 - Tying it all Together
  • December 1 -  Show Your Project Night

All meetings at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library


Upcoming Events

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

Sept. 10, 2011 - East Texas Genealogical Society Seminar featuring John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

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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