Author Archives: Tony Hanson

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

Posted in Dallas Records | Tagged , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Technology SIG | Tagged | Comments Off

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.

Posted in Meeting Handouts | Tagged , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Summer Symposium Featuring John Colletta

The Dallas Genealogical Society invites you to join us for a two‐day symposium (Friday – Saturday July 11-12) featuring John Colletta, an author (“Only a few bones”, “Finding Itallian Roots”, “They Came in Ships”) and Lecturer in genealogy. Visit John’s web … Continue reading

Posted in Seminars and Symposiums | Comments Off

Confederate Cemetery Records

Chances are you have never heard of the Old Confederate Cemetery, located on Electra and Reed Streets, southeast of the larger and better known Oakland Cemetery. After all, it only contains 101 graves. Fortunately for all of the researchers who … Continue reading

Posted in DGS Web Site | Tagged , | Comments Off

Meeting Handouts

Several of our recent speakers have generously agreed to allow us to make copies of their handouts available on our web site… Go to our new Meeting Handouts page to see information from Meg Hatcher’s “NARA’s Online Public Access: Live … Continue reading

Posted in News & Views | Tagged | Comments Off

Dallas Public Library Named in “Top 10” for Genealogy Research

The Dallas Public Library has been selected by Family Tree Magazine as one of the Top 10 Public Libraries in the United States for genealogy research.  “Many public libraries now have dedicated genealogy or local history collections, making them an … Continue reading

Posted in News & Views | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

2012 DGS Writing Contest Winners

The Dallas Genealogical Society presented the winners of their 2012 Writing Contest with certificates of recognition and prize checks at their Annual Awards Luncheon on December 8, 2012.  Among the judges reviewing the contest entries was J. Mark Lowe, a … Continue reading

Posted in News & Views | Tagged | 2 Comments

New Publication “Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society” to Pay Authors

The Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) announces the launch of its new scholarly journal, Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society. This is the first known society journal to pay authors for published material. The first issue will be published in … Continue reading

Posted in News & Views | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment