Thanks to our generous donors we have accumulated the funds required to digitize our society’s entire collection of early Quarterlies. Created between 1955 and 1994, these 161 publications contain more than 9000 pages!
Once digitized, the Quarterlies will join their successors on The Portal To Texas History:
Thus, our efforts to digitize, preserve, and archive this important part of our society’s history will be completed, and all of these publications will be freely accessible to the public.
Results from the 2017 North Texas Giving Day event are still preliminary, but as of now (mid September) the total of our fundraising effort stands at $4,475:
- $430 – Cash donations made at our General Meetings and Fall Seminar
- $370 – Advance donations made via the DGS website
- $1000 – Rescuing Texas History Grant from the University of North Texas Libraries
- $2675 – Donations made through the North Texas Giving Day event
Overall this year’s event raised $39 million for 2,723 organizations. Since its inauguration in 2009 more than $195 million dollars has been raised for North Texas nonprofits.
2016 DGS Results
The DGS participated in the 2016 North Texas Giving Day event, resulting in a $5239.73 donation to The Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment ($2739.73 from donations made during the 2016 North Texas Giving Day event and $2500 matching funds provided by the Dallas Genealogical Society).
Using Masonic Records in Your Genealogy Research
Were your ancestors Masons? Join the Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society on Thursday, September 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mesquite Main Library (300 West Grubb Drive) to hear John Sellers, native Texan, explain how to use Masonic records in developing your family’s history. John will show us how to use the records and tell us all the information available in this source frequently overlooked by many researchers.
John, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, has over twenty years of both research and lecture experience. He was President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, and has been a national speaker for both FGS and NGS. Plus, he is a regional speaker throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The public is invited and welcome and you do not have to be a member to attend. Come early for visiting and refreshments.
Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society
Please join the Dallas Genealogical Society for our seminar on Saturday, September 30 with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Mr. Taylor is currently President and Executive Director of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society.
The full-day program is titled Resource Goldmines: Societies, Religion, & Politics and D. Joshua Taylor will present four lectures: Genealogical and Historical Societies, Religious Archives and Organizations, 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies, and Your Ancestors’ Political Affiliations.
Sign up by September 17 to save $10 on the registration fee.