The DGS is honored (and more than a little proud) to have received the following awards:
Our ‘Pegasus – Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society‘ publication was awarded 2nd Place by the Texas State Genealogical Society in their ‘Official Periodicals of Partner Societies’ category.
We received recognition from the City of Dallas on the celebration of our 60th anniversary
Our new web site won 1st Place the Texas State Genealogical Society ‘Website for a Partner Society competition’.
In addition, Tony Hanson was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for his contributions to the society and to the genealogical community in his capacity as Webmaster and Vice President of Education.
Our ‘Pegasus – Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society‘ publication was awarded 1st Place by the Texas State Genealogical Society in their ‘Official Periodicals of Partner Societies’ category.
Our web won 2nd Place the Texas State Genealogical Society ‘Website for a Partner Society competition’.
Our web site won the Texas State Genealogical Society ‘Website for a Partner Society competition’.
The Dallas Journal was awarded First Place in the Category of Journals of Partner Societies. Awards were presented during the Annual Conference Banquet on November 9, 2001 in Tyler, Texas.
Special Recognition For DGS!
(Reprinted from Oak Cliff Tribune, 5 Nov. 1998, Page 24, no byline; edited here)
On October 21, Mayor Ron Kirk gave special recognition to the Dallas Genealogical Society’s $70,500 gift given by the 1997/98 DGS Board to the Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.
The gift will be used to purchase storage cabinets, computer equipment and research materials for the · genealogy section. “All of these resources are much needed in what is one of the busiest public service areas of the library,” said Dallas Public Library director Ramiro Salazar.
The DGS was the host society for the 1997 Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference. In recognition of this event, proclamations were issued by the City, County and State of Texas.
On Wednesday, 16 October 1996, President Leslie Smith Collier accepted a Proclamation from the City of Dallas on behalf of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Presented by Councilman Steve Salazar, the plaque commemorates the Capital Expansion Project. Mayor Ron Kirk praised the Society and its ongoing support of the Genealogy Section. Councilwoman Donna Blumer extended her congratulations and acknowledged other society members who were in the audience (Pam Edman, Barbara Dossett, Karen Miller). Councilman Craig McDaniel, who shared a personal research story, made mention of the fact that if you want to find a crowd on a Saturday or Sunday, just go to the Genealogy Section. The plaque has been framed and can be found hanging on the DGS post in the department.
The 1993 National Genealogical Society A ward for Achievement by an Organization was presented to the Dallas· Genealogical Society in recognition of its exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy at the recent NGS Conference in the States. The plaque and cash award was accepted by J. Bruce Moseley, outgoing President on June 3, 1994 in Houston, Texas.
The Dallas County Historical Commission (DCHC) presented the Dallas Genealogical Society with an Appreciation Award at the 1992 DCHC Awards Luncheon, which was held October 15, 1992, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. The award was presented in recognition of the Society’s 37-year history of commitment to genealogy, the community, and preservation of Dallas County records through DGS special projects involving recording, microfilming, abstracting, and publishing these records. Special mention was made of the Society’s cemetery project. Helen Mason Lu accepted the award for DGS.
In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of the founding of the Dallas Genealogical Society,the City of Dallas proclaimed Saturday, May 24, 1975 as ‘Local Historical and Genealogical Society Day’.