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.
Please join us for our September Monthly Meeting, September 10, in the 1st floor Auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Hospitality time begins at 10:30, followed by a brief DGS business meeting at 11am (which includes a membership vote on the 2016-2017 budget). The program will begin about 11:20am.
Our program speaker is DGS Life Member Shirley Sloat. Her presentation is titled “It takes a village…… to produce a book preserving the memories of the only living grandchild of two Georgia slaves (Estelle Mitchell Adams, pictured above) who came in a wagon with nine children to Wheelock, Texas, in 1894”.
The July meeting of Dallas Genealogical Society’s Jewish interest group will be held this Wednesday the 20th from 10am to 1pm on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
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: Elizabeth “Liz” Kutz: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The May General Meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society is this Saturday, May 7th on the 1st floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201. Hospitality time begins at 10:30am followed by a short business meeting. Immediately after that, the Society will celebrate 60 years of service to our members and to the genealogical community.
Please join us for a program which highlights our activities, achievements, and awards over the decades as we accomplished our mission:
- To educate 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.
…and then we’ll have cake!
See you there.