Author Archives: Tony Hanson

1990 – 1994 Quarterly Journals Now Available

Part of the mission of the Dallas Genealogical Society is to preserve and publish information  related to the early history of Dallas County. One way we are fulfilling that mission is to digitize our publications and make them freely available on-line. Last … Continue reading

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Letot Family Cemetery Records Available

Chances are you did not know that there was a Letot Family cemetery in Dallas, and that there was also an Old Letot Family cemetery. Fortunately for those who DO care, information about the 123 graves in these cemeteries is … Continue reading

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Cemetery Pictures Needed

Do you have a digital camera? Interested in Genealogy? Live in the Dallas area? We need your help! We have quite a lot of information about cemeteries in the Dallas area, including a Google map that shows the location for … Continue reading

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New Cemetery Records Added

DGS member Barbara Ware and her helpers have been busy so I am pleased to be able to announce the addition of 231 more records to our publicly available and searchable database. Records are now available for five more local … Continue reading

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Records Added

The Dallas Public library has added 58 new documents to their extensive Genealogical holdings… search our database of all recent acquistions at Resources -> Dallas Public Library -> Recent Acquistions 581 new records from sections 40 and 41 of Oakland … Continue reading

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1940 US Census 5K Indexing Challange

The Dallas Genealogical Society is holding a 1940 US Census indexing challenge and contest. The goal is to index at least 5000 names (125 census pages) between Thursday, May 3 and Sunday May 6. The person who indexes the most … Continue reading

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DGS Members are helping to index the 1940 US Census

As genealogists, we have all spent countless hours searching through census records looking for our own relatives. Most of us just take the existence of a fully indexed census for granted, blissfully unaware of the herculean effort that went into its creation. … Continue reading

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March Technloogy SIG Topic: Optical Character Recognition

Please plan on attending the March Technology SIG meeting beginning at 6:30 on Thursday March 1. Our presentation will be on Optical Character Recognition by DGS member Kathleen Murray. We’ll be meeting in the Studio room on the 3rd floor … Continue reading

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The Visionary Mr. Verkler

Thursday’s keynote address was another one to remember… Jay Verkler (former CEO of Family Search and probably the single person most responsible for the existence of the RootsTech conference) was, as always, informative, fascinating and thought provoking. His talk focused … Continue reading

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Un-Conferences are alive and well at RootsTech 2012!

My “Genealogical Society Webmasters” group was small but motivated, vocal and very knowledgeable. We had an outstanding discussion about a wide variety of topics that are affecting us all. At the end we agreed to establish a closed FaceBook group … Continue reading

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