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
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 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.
Did you miss our April meeting? Watch the business portion here!
View on YouTube | March 5 meeting
Unfortunately, Ari Wilkins outstanding presentation on Ante-Bellum Southern Plantation Records was not recorded. Here is some of the feedback we received:
- OUTSTANDING! Best ever!
- One of the best monthly meetings I’ve been too in a long time. It was more like a seminar than a meeting!
- This was an amazing session. I learned a ton about the period leading up to the civil war as well as records and techniques. The case studies were well done, interesting and relevant! I was amazed that the slide count was nearly 90 at the end – time flew by with the info and story telling. Really great session!
- I would very much like a copy of her syllabus, please! The presentation was one of the best I have ever attended at the DGS regular meetings. Kudos to Ari and her work on southern records.
Ari has generously provided us with a PDF copy of her syllabus.
A recording (audio plus PowerPoint slides) of the March 5 general meeting is now available.
Be sure to check out our YouTube channel.
The March monthly meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society will be held this Saturday, March 5 in the first floor Auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201.
Hospitality time begins at 10:30 am; a short business meeting, followed by the program, starts at 11:00 am.
One of the major topics of the business meeting is a discussion of proposed bylaws changes. The Board of Directors has recommended modifications to the bylaws to address issues related to the election of officers at the general meeting. The proposed changes are outlined here.
The program features Barbara Rust, an archivist from the Ft. Worth office of the National Archives and Records Administration and an adjunct instructor of government at Tarrant Community College District, South Campus.
Barbara’s topic is “North Texas Naturalization Records at NARA-Ft. Worth”. North Texas naturalization records created after 1906 have been accessioned to NARA Fort Worth. Barbara will discuss this genealogically rich collection, what we can discover in these original files, and how to access them. Speaker bio and program details.
Want to Attend our Summer Seminar for Free?
Bring a friend who is not a current member of the Dallas Genealogical Society to a monthly general meeting in March, April or May. For each qualified friend you bring, you will receive an entry for a drawing to be held at our special 60th Anniversary meeting in May. The winner of the drawing will receive one free admission (including lunch both days) to our July 29-30 Summer Seminar featuring Denise Levenick, the Family Curator! Drawing details.
Program: “How to Find Your English Convict Ancestor”. During the Colonial period, largely after 1718, some 50,000 convicts were “transported” in chains to America to relieve the pressure on England’s overcrowded prisons. Most of these unwilling immigrants ended up as indentured servants in the tobacco colonies.
Speaker: Doctor Steven Butler is an Associate Professor of History at Richland College in Dallas and Collin College in Plano. He is an experienced family historian (a term he prefers to “genealogist”) who has spent as much of his spare time as he could over the past forty years tracking down his ancestors.
Further information about our speaker and his topic can be found on our web site.
The February meeting of the Dallas Genealogical Society is Saturday, February 6 in the Auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX 75201.
Join us starting at 10:30am for hospitality and mingling. The business meeting starts at 11:00, followed by our featured speaker about 11:30. The meeting is free and open to the public.