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DGS Donates Books About Writing Family History to DPL

The Society recently donated 2 copies of 11 books related to writing family history to the Dallas Public Library. A reference copy of each title is shelved near the Reference Desk in the Genealogy Division on the 8th floor. A circulating copy of each has been added to the collection of whichever floor has responsibility for the assigned call number.

 

At the Society’s January, 2014 General Meeting, Janet Khashab, co-recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award, DGS President 2009-2011 and VP of Education 2008-2009, presented the program, “Genealogical Writing: Fact and/or/not Fiction”. She distributed to attendees her bibliography of books about writing family history which accompanied the talk.

The presentation was very well received and, subsequently, the Board voted to purchase copies of the titles on Janet’s bibliography and donate them to the Genealogy Division of the Dallas Public Library.

After discussion with Gayla Bush, Manager of the Genealogy Division, it was agreed that family history writers would be best served by purchasing two copies of each available title. A reference copy will be shelved together as a small collection near the Reference Desk in the Genealogy Division while a circulating copy will be added to the collection of whichever floor has responsibility for the assigned call number. In most cases this will be the Humanities Division on the 3rd floor.

The following titles have been processed and added to DPL’s online catalog:

  • Genealogical Fictions by Maria Elena Martínez
  • The Forgetting River by Doreen Carvajal
  • Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword
  • The Craft of Research, Third Edition by Wayne C. Booth, et.al.
  • You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Lee Gutkind
  • Writing the Family Narrative by Lawrence P. Gouldrup
  • Telling True Stories by Mark Kramer and Wendy Call
  • You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • How to Write a Lot by Paul J. Silvia The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
  • Writing for Social Scientists by Howard S. Becker and Pamela Richards

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