DGS Monthly Meeting This Saturday-Our 60th Anniversary Celebration

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.

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DGS Tech SIG Meets Thursday, May 5

This is your reminder for the DGS May Technology Special Interest Group meeting.

When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 05, 2016
Where: 5th Floor Hamon room, J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, 75201.
Subject: Mini-workshop – Research Plans

This is the last meeting of the 2015-2016 year. The group will participate in a workshop that will bring together all of the various software and methods discussed this year for recording and publishing genealogical research. Each individual will complete a worksheet setting out a plan of action as to which software tools he/she plans to use to record research. This may be a change to or a confirmation of his/her current practice. We will also review a check list for creating a research plan and publication options.

For those of you who cannot attend in person, please join the conversation using our GoTo Meeting account. URL: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/270215877; Access code: 270-215-877. Audio-only phone number: +1 (224) 501-3412; Access Code: 270215877.

SIG Leader – Suzan Younger; technologysig@dallasgenealogy.org.

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DGS@60 – Financial Support of DPL’s Genealogy Division

The Dallas Genealogical Society is throwing itself an anniversary party on Saturday, May 7!  At our May general meeting, we will celebrate 60 years of service to the genealogical community of Dallas and north Texas.

DID YOU KNOW?

One of the missions of the Dallas Genealogical Society is to assist and support the Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library of the Dallas Public Library. Over the past 60 years, the Society has funded the purchase of many books, microfilms, microfiche, and CDs, as well as the equipment on which to read/copy the material.

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Can you guess the dollar amount of our contributions to the Dallas Public Library over the decades?  $10,000?  $100,000?  $1,000,000?  Come to our Anniversary meeting on May 7 to find out.

Mark your calendars. Please join us for reminiscences, stories…and cake! The festivities will be Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am -1:00pm in the Auditorium on the first floor of the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201.

DGS@60 – Major Projects

The Dallas Genealogical Society is throwing itself an anniversary party on Saturday, May 7!  At our May general meeting, we will celebrate 60 years of service to the genealogical community of Dallas and north Texas.

DID YOU KNOW?

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One of DGS’s major missions is to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history.  Some of our major projects Dallas Co Recordsover the decades have been Probate Records (filming, digitization, and indexing); inventory of Dallas County Records; Cemetery Records (inventory, print/microfilm, and database); World War I Draft Registration records; local Church Rrecords; Newspaper Indexes of obituaries and marriages; and Funeral Home records. 

 

Mark your calendars. Please join us for reminiscences, stories…and cake. The festivities will be Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am -1:00pm in the Auditorium of  the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201.

DGS Brown Bag SIG Meets This Saturday, April 23

The April meeting of Dallas Genealogical Society’s Brown Bag Special Interest Group will be held Saturday, April 23 on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201. The time is 10:30 am – 1 pm.

The Brown Bag SIG is for genealogists who want to learn advanced methodology skills and techniques. The group studies best practices, including using the Genealogical Proof Standard.

This months’ program: discussion of Chapter 3: Making a Stylesheet from Guide to Genealogical Writing, pp. 23-27.

The meeting is free and open to all.

Leader: Janet Khashab, brownbag@dallasgenealogy.org.

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DGS’s DNA Interest Group Meets This Thursday, April 21

The April meeting of Dallas Genealogical Society’s DNA Special Interest Group will be held this Thursday, April 21 on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201. The time is 6 – 8pm.

Program:  changes in GEDMatch for FTDNA users, share what the DIG members have learned from using GEDMatch during the past two months, and look at the following features in GEDMatch.

  • GEDCOM to All
  • 2 GEDCOMs
  • Search all GEDCOMs
  • GEDCOM + DNA Matches
  • User Lookup

Leader: Mic Barnette, DNA@dallasgenealogy.org.

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DGS Jewish SIG Meets Wednesday, April 20

The April meeting of Dallas Genealogical Society’s Jewish Special Interest Group is this Wednesday, the 20th. The group meets on the 8th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201 from 10am – 1pm.

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.

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.

Leader: Elizabeth “Liz” Kutz, jewishgen@dallasgenealogy.org.

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DGS@60 – Technology Changes

The Dallas Genealogical Society is throwing itself an anniversary party on Saturday, May 7!  At our May general meeting, we will celebrate 60 years of service to the genealogical community of Dallas and north Texas.

DID YOU KNOW?

The “new” Dallas Public Library opened September 25, 1955 (the one before the current building). Two new-model microfilm projectors, a new-model micro-card projector, and a rental type-writer were provided in the Local History and Genealogy Department to make research “more comfortable”.  Technology has certainly changed since then and genealogical research practices have changed with it. DGS has contributed research sources in formats such as microfilm, microfiche, and CD-ROMs, as well as print, to DPL over the decades, and has donated equipment on which to read, copy, and save these formats.

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Mark your calendars. Please join us for reminiscences, stories…and cake. The festivities will be Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am -1:00pm in the Auditorium of  the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201.

DGS African American Interest Group Meets Saturday, April 16

The April meeting of Dallas Genealogical Society’s African American Genealogical Interest Group is this Saturday, the 16th. The group will meet on the first floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201 from 2 to 4:45 pm.

AAGIG discusses and explores areas of research unique to the African American community. Expert researchers and speakers make presentations on Slavery, customs, tradition, state laws, and the techniques and methods used in their research.

Leader: Lois Lilly, AAGIG@dallasgenealogy.org.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

AAGIG SIG

DGS@60 – Our Commitment to Genealogy Education

The Dallas Genealogical Society is throwing itself an anniversary party on Saturday, May 7!  At our May general meeting, we will celebrate 60 years of service to the genealogical community of Dallas and north Texas.

DID YOU KNOW?

Our first “Clinic”, October 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 1955, was conducted by Mrs. Margaret Scruggs Caruth (founding member), John Plath Green (our first president), and Mrs Margaret Pratt (Head of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library). While we don’t have information about the topics presented, we can mark this date as the beginning of DGS’s long involvement through the decades in the education of genealogists and family historians through a variety of clinics, workshops, seminars, and institutes. At our third Clinic, held May 9-10, 1958, the featured guest speaker was Mrs. Virginia H. Taylor, Archivist of the State Library in Austin, Texas. Featured speakers over the years have included internationally known and respected genealogical researchers, family historians, speakers, and writers, including Carleton E. Fisher, John Philip Colletta, William Dollarhide, Patricia Law Hatcher, Paul Milner, Christine Rose, and Lloyd D. Bockstruck. At the 1991 Spring Seminar, speaker Elizabeth Shown Mills spoke to 700 participants.

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Mark your calendars. Please join us for reminiscences, stories…and cake. The festivities will be Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am -1:00pm in the Auditorium of the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas TX, 75201.