It is a little hard to believe that I am several months into my second term as President. The past year has gone by so quickly, and as I was writing up our annual report I realized why: We have had a really busy, successful year!
The report is available online here.
The October monthly meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s DNA Interest Group will be held this Thursday, October 20 at 6pm in the Hamon Room on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
Program: Jean Larson will discuss tools to use in determining relationships with matches in Ancestry, FTDNA and Gedmatch.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Leader: Mic Barnette, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have questions about DNA and genealogy? Attend a FREE LIVE DNA Q&A Session from Legacy Tree Genealogists on Saturday October 29th and leave smarter! with genetic genealogist Paul Woodbury. 10:30-11:00 am Mountain Time/11:30-12 noon Central Time.
- Also check the schedule for the DNA sessions at the Texas State Genealogical Society meeting if you plan to attend only one day of the three. Some of the conference sessions have been rearranged.
- If you tested with Family Tree DNA, you might be interested in Roberta Estes’ latest blog post: New Pedigree View at Family Tree DNA.
The October meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s Jewish Special Interest Group is this Wednesday, Oct 19, from 10am to 1pm on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
Purpose: For anyone with actual (or suspected) Jewish ancestral lines. Learn the terminology of the Jewish faith and race, and the various methods for researching these families. Emphasis is on cultural differences (from other races and creeds) which may require alternative genealogical research methods and records from those usually employed. Domestic (United States) and international aspects are both explored.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Leader: Liz Kutz, email@example.com.
The October monthly meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s African American Genealogical Interest Group will be held this Saturday, the 15th, from 2-4:45pm, on the first floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
The AAGIG discusses and explores areas of research unique to the African American community.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
The October meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society’s MacGen Reunion Interest Group meets this Saturday, the 8th, at 1pm on the 8th floor of the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Come join us and bring your questions, dilemmas, and suggestions to our gatherings as we discuss all things Mac and getting the most out of your genealogical research! The meetings are free and open to the public and are held in a round-table, open discussion format with a facilitator.
Leader: Happi McQuirk. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas Genealogical Society’s Technology Interest Group will hold its October meeting this Thursday evening, the 6th, from 6 to 8pm on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
Program: DGS President Tony Hanson will present “Understanding Digital Images.”
This presentation will provide you with a basic understanding of how images are digitized and will familiarize you with some of the fundamental characteristics of digital image files. This knowledge will allow you to make informed decisions when acquiring and working with digitally formatted images from any source.
If you cannot join us in person, you can still be part of the evening by joining the conversation using our GoTo Meeting account (note that we are limited to 25 users). Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/270215877. There also is an audio only phone number. Use this if you run into trouble getting connected: +1 (224) 501-3412 with the same Access Code: 270215877
Technology SIG Leader: Suzan Younger. email@example.com.
A video of the business meeting portion of our October 1 general meeting is now available for your viewing pleasure. Watch it now…. We also have a recording of the outstanding presentation “It Takes A Village to Produce a Book” made by Shirley Sloat and Estelle Adams at our September meeting… see our Meeting Minutes page for the link.