Author Archives: Carolyn Davis

DGS Summer Institute

On July 13 and 14, DGS proudly presents J. Mark Lowe in a seminar titled “Finding My Way Home: Methodology, Records and the Old South”. Mark will be joined by Lloyd Bockstruck, recognized author, writer, lecturer and leader in the genealogical … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Your Family History

DGS will be offering a free ‘Getting Started With Your Family History’ seminar in 3 sessions: Saturday, April 14: Learn the Basics Saturday, April 21: Ancestors in the Census Saturday, April 28: Find New Resources All sessions will be held … Continue reading

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Beard Family Records

DGS recently received the following request for assistance.  Can any of our readers contribute information to the puzzle?  I will forward your responses to her. Many years ago I found an old home about to be demolished. I retrieved many … Continue reading

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Record Their Stories

You may want to check into this new iPhone/iPad/iPod app before you travel for the holidays.  It allows you to plan, script, and record an interview with family members. It is so new that there are no reviews yet on … Continue reading

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My Society

I would like to recommend “My Society” – a weekly internet radio show sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  It is broadcast each Saturday afternoon live on the Internet at 1:00 pm Central time and focuses on the issues that … Continue reading

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Social Media and Genealogy

I posed this question at our November Tech SIG meeting and would like to pursue it further.  So far I have been doing my family history research pretty much as a loner; my immediate family is small and I have … Continue reading

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A Dallas-New Zealand WWII Connection

The secretary of the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Genealogy Society has asked for our help.  He writes: “During World War 2, the US Marines were based near Wellington, New Zealand, in preparation for the battles, and in … Continue reading

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Birth mother and her family

The Society recently received a request from a woman in East Texas whose husband (adopted soon after birth) had finally been able to find his original birth certificate in Dallas County. It provided the name and age of his biological … Continue reading

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Pat Hatcher Articles

Kudos to the DGS members responsible for posting these articles to our web site.  I have just begun to read them and already have picked up some great tips and methodologies.  Making this collection available to our members is a … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for DGS Officers

A Nominating Committee has been formed to create a slate of officers to serve for the coming year – September, 2011 through August, 2012. Serving on the Board is very rewarding, allowing you to work with a great group of … Continue reading

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