The 2017 – 2018 executive board of directors was elected at the May 6 general meeting… watch in happen (and see what else is going on) in this video.
Ari Wilkins made an outstanding presentation explaining how you can get the most out of your next visit to a library or repository. And for a limited time you can view the video of her presentation.
The May General Meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society is this Saturday morning, May 6 in the 1st floor Auditorium of the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201. Join us starting at 10:3am for hospitality and mingling. The business meeting starts at 11:00, followed by our featured speaker around 11:30.
This last meeting of the 2016-2017 year is extra important because we will hold our annual election of officers for the 2017-2018 year. The slate of officers is:
- President – Todd DeDecker
- Vice President – Kristin Moore
- Secretary: Caroline Simpson
- Treasurer: Travis Tynes
Please plan to attend. A quorum is needed to conduct the election, plus you will get a double bang for your buck!
Our program is titled “Getting the Most Bang For Your Buck Out of Libraries”, presented by Ari Wilkins, team member in the Genealogy Division of the Dallas Public Library. Time and money are a researcher’s most precious commodities. Don’t waste valuable library time on ordinary collections and databases when you are sitting on a gold mine of unique resources! Maximize your experience at your local and destination libraries.
Video records from our April 1, 2017 general meeting are now available:
- The general meeting segment included information about the slate of officers for the 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors: Watch it now
- Our educational presentation was ‘Researching Your Texas Ancestors: At Home or On Site’ made by long-time DGS member Kelvin Meyers. Kelvin generously allowed us to record his entire presentation and make it available on our web site until Sunday, April 9.
A recording of the information presented at the February 4, 2017 General Meeting is now available on our YouTube channel… View it now!
Disclaimer: This recording was actually made the next day… a succession of technical problems prevented our recording the live meeting.
The Dallas Genealogical Society has cancelled our January General Meeting (scheduled for today, the 7th) because of risky road conditions. See y’all at our February meeting.
The Dallas Genealogical Society’s General Meeting is this Saturday, January 7. Hospitality time is 10:30 to 11am, followed by a brief business meeting. The program will begin by 11:30am. ROOM CHANGE: O’Hara Room on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Suitable to a New Year, the program is titled “Renovation and Redesign of the Dallas History & Archives Division”. Dallas History & Archives Division is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. This collection’s holdings span many aspects of the diverse history of not only Dallas and the surrounding area, but the entire state of Texas.
The speaker is Brandon Murray, librarian in the Dallas History & Archives Division, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. After Brandon’s talk, he will take our group on a tour of the newly remodeled floor. Highlights of the collection and floor include the photo lab, the digitized collections and Dallas County records, oral histories, photographs, manuscript collection and finding guide and Fine Books division.
Minutes of November 2016 General Meeting
November Business Meeting recording on YouTube
The 2016 Awards Lunch was great fun… if you were not able to attend and you want know who the award recipients were you can watch the presentations in this video (34:34).
Annual Awards Luncheon
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:30am – 2pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
O’Hara Room, 7th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients.
The Awards Luncheon is free to current members, but reservations are required. Members may bring guest(s) at a cost of $15.00 each.
Register online (by Sunday, Dec 4) and use a credit card to pay for guests, or Download and mail your reservation (postmarked by Friday, Dec 2). Please include check or money order for guests.
The Awards Committee will present the honorees in our four categories. The winners of our 2016 Writing Contest will also be recognized.
Award of Merit – a DGS member who has consistently contributed time, talent, expertise, and abilities to the Society over a period of years.
Heritage Preservation Award – an individual, group, or organization in recognition of contributions to preserve, conserve, house, or collect family history.
Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award – an individual for outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level.
Volunteer of the Year – a member who has generously volunteered time, expertise, talents, and abilities to the Society during the previous year to the extent to make that member stand out and draw attention
We could use some help… Please Volunteer Now!
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.