Author Archives: Tony Hanson

Digitizing Your Old Slides

This article has some interesting and innovative ideas on how you can digitize your old slides… 5 Ways You Can Bring Your Old Photographic Slides Into The Digital Era

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Backing Up Your PC Audio & Video recordings are now available

The audio recording from the September 4 Technology SIG “Backing Up Your Data” presentation by Webmaster Tony Hanson is now available: Play the Audio View the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) The video is also available on the DGS YouTube Channel: View it now … Continue reading

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Access to Records

Our ability to conduct genealogical research is dependent on having access to historical records, both public and private. All of us should be aware of, and actively supporting, efforts to preserve that access. Those of you from the North Texas … Continue reading

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Backing Up Your Data

The next Technology Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Sept 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Hamon room on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Directions). The topic of this meeting will be … Continue reading

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Possible Good News for Library Funding

This was distributed by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library… let your city council representative know if you support this! On Tuesday, August 12, the City Manger will present the FY 2015 Proposed Budget to the City Council. As … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

In 1977 a group of DGS volunteers microfilmed documents from 3,100 Dallas County probate cases filed between 1846 and the early 1900’s. The resulting 35 reels of film have been available to patrons of the Dallas Public Library since that time. … Continue reading

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Placing Your Past – Slides Available

DGS member Carolyn Davis made a very interesting and informative presentation to the Technology Special Interest Group on May 1. Her topic was “Placing Your Past”, and she reviewed several web sites that you can use to place your families … Continue reading

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Migration Trails Maps Available

Thanks to Judy Allen Knight for her fascinating presentation on American Migration Trails. Judy has graciously allowed us to make the maps featured in her presentation on our web site: View them on our Meeting Handouts page.

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Dallas Observer Blog Article Highlights Poor Library Funding

The headline sums up the sad state of affairs ‘Dallas Has “Most Poorly Funded Public Library in the United States,” Advocates Say’. To quote a bit more: “Their case is a simple one. Dallas, whether you compare it with local suburbs … Continue reading

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