The DGS launched Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society, a scholarly journal, in 2012. The first issue was published in spring of 2013. There are two categories of publication: Research Issues and Records Issues. Articles are accepted through an annual Writing Contest conducted by the DGS that offers cash prizes as well as publication of selected articles. See the “Writing Contest” tab for rules and entry form. Articles are also welcome outside of the Contest period. See the “Pegasus Guidelines” tab for details, including payment. We are among the first society journals to pay authors for published materials.
Issues are published online for DGS members. Select any of the article links for information about the content of any published article. Preview summaries are available for the latest editions. PDF versions of the publication are available to DGS members.
Print copies are sent to those who request them on their member page. A limited number of print copies of each issue are available for purchase from the DGS Online Store for a nominal cost while supplies last.
The Dallas Genealogical Society is sponsoring its 2017 Writing Competition for original material submitted by members and non-members, hobbyists and professionals. Length of articles may be from 1500 to 5000 words. Only original material not previously published elsewhere in any format is eligible. Winners are eligible for publication in Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society.
Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society
In addition to its regular Research Issues, Pegasus will publish Records Issues from time to time dedicated to record groups relating to the city or county of Dallas only. Guidelines for both categories are outlined below.
While DGS has a goal of preserving Dallas history, topics may range beyond the Dallas city and county geographic area only as specified below:
- advanced methodologies and case studies emphasizing an approach to a problem are not limited by geography
- family histories and genealogies must be linked to North Texas (as defined below), including those families who came from or left to settle elsewhere than North Texas
- historically interesting events in North Texas must include a connection with a local family
- histories of ethnic or military groups, or of neighborhoods and houses, must be specific to North Texas
North Texas: defined as the area that includes northern counties along the Red River from Fannin to Hardeman counties, eastern counties from Fannin to Limestone counties, southern counties from Limestone to Runnels counties, western counties from Runnels to Hardeman counties, with all interior counties within these boundaries; also counties which were included in the pre‐Republic political boundaries of Nacogdoches.
The historical time period covers from pre‐Republic days to the 1940 U.S. Census.
Source citations are required with the format according to the guidelines in Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2009). Style should conform to the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Use endnotes, not footnotes.
Articles should be from 1500 to 5000 words, and should be submitted in either Microsoft Word (doc, docx), or Rich Text Format. Images or charts should be submitted as separate attachments (not embedded in the article) in JPEG, TIFF, or PDF format. Photos should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, with a minimum size of 3″X5″. Identification of images and charts should be included on a page at the end of the article, together with suggested captions. Obtaining permission to use images is the responsibility of the author.
Authors of Research Issue articles will be paid $10 per published page after issue publication.
Records Issue topics must be directly related only to the city or county of Dallas and may include:
- transcriptions, abstracts, or indexes of civil, religious, and business record groups, not yet filmed or digitized
- unpublished family records (Bibles, letters, journals, diaries, etc.)
- cemetery inscriptions or guides, not available elsewhere
- obituaries of Dallas natives or residents, published in newspapers outside Dallas County
Submissions for Records Issues may vary in length. However, content may be published in several Records Issues at the discretion of the editor.
Compilers of material for Records Issues will be paid $1.50 per published page after issue publication. Multiple compilers for the same material will share the payment equally.
Send submissions via email only with “DGS Pegasus” in the subject line to: email@example.com Include the following information both in the email and on the first page of the submission: author’s full name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief biographical sketch.
2016 Contest Results – published in the Summer 2016 Awards issue of Pegasus
- 1st Place – “A Case Study in Using DNA for DAR Membership: First Successful Application” – Ray Harriot
- 2nd Place – “The Elusive Andrew Lyday, 1804–1849” – Jana Walker
- 3rd Place – “Alice’s Looking Glass: Reflection on the Prussian Drahns to Texas” – Vicki Ayo
2015 Contest Results – published in the Summer 2016 Awards issue of Pegasus
- 1st Place – “Rising – the Story of John Wesley Barnes and Edna Mollie Crawford” – Diane Barnes Gawedzinski
- 2nd Place – “Tracing Polly’s Life from Slavery to Freedom” – RL Canady
- 3rd Place – Not Awarded
2014 Contest Results (published in the Summer 2015 Research Issue of Pegasus)
- 1st Place – “As the Angus Roam” – Deborah R. Harvey and Gary E. Wood
- 2nd Place –Not Awarded
- 3rd Place – Not Awarded
2013 Contest Results (published in the Summer 2014 Research Issue of Pegasus)
- 1st Place – “From Kentucky to Texas: The Story of One Pioneer Family” – Jo Archer Arnspiger
- 2nd Place – “A Double Murder in Mills County” – Charles Curtis
- 3rd Place – Not Awarded
2012 Contest Results (published in the Premiere 2013 Pegasus)
- 1st Place – “Francis A. Claridge (1824 – 1887)” – Karen Claridge Walker
- 2nd Place – “Bailing, Bigamy, Brother Love” – Debbie Parker Wayne, CG
- 3rd Place (Tie) – “Sarah Luse Larimer 1836 – 1913: Indian Captive, Photographer and Business Woman” – Loretta L. Evans, A.G. (tie)
- 3rd Place (Tie) – “Chronology of Land Lot 128, District 20, Baldwin (Morgan County), Georgia and How It Led to Polly Ware’s Maiden Name” – Barbara A. Ware, Ph.D. (tie)
No Award – but published in the 2014 Pegasus Research Issue
- “John Hunter Claridge (1854 – 1927)” – Karen Claridge Walker
- “100 Year History of 3700 Maplewood Avenue in Highland Park, Texas” – Happi McQuirk
No Award – but published in the 2015 Pegasus Research Issue
- “Following Fannie: Fannie Young (Moore) Jumper Hayes Mullicane (1877-1976)” – Jennifer Shipley-Sullivan