Author Archives: Tony Hanson

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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DGS Members at this years TSGS Conference

Several DGS members are going to be active participants at this years Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference… very active! Sandra Crowley (VP) will be leading the “Partner Society Sharing Session” Tony Hanson (Webmaster) will be presenting a session titled … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Your Family History

Members of the Dallas Genealogical Society will be providing training for new genealogists at the November 1-4 Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. “Getting Started with Your Family History”, a seminar in four sessions will be … Continue reading

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DGS Newsletters from 1990 Digitized

All eight newsletters published by the DGS in 1990 have been digitized and are now publicly available on the Resources -> Newsletters page (direct links are also provided below). These are text-searchable PDF files. We are actively seeking copies of … Continue reading

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