Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society ‐ Writers Guidelines

Articles for Pegasus may be submitted by members and non-members of the Society, both hobbyists and professionals. Articles may not have been previously published.



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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

Dallas Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 12446, Dallas, Texas 75225-0446
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)