Author Archives: Tony Hanson

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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The Conference Within The Conference

One of the features of RootsTech that really impressed me last year was their UnConference sessions. They set aside a few rooms and let people sign up to discuss a topic of their choice on a white board (at a … Continue reading

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DGS Members At RootsTech

The DGS will be well represented again at RootsTech. In addition to having a large group of members as attendees we also have two members who were selected as presenters. Both were presenters at the 2011 event as well. Kathleen Murray … Continue reading

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RootsTech II

It is hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since RootsTech 2011… being there was exciting, educational and motivating, and I, like many others, came home ready to try to make a difference in our on-line presence. … Continue reading

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Hardware & Software for the New Genealogist

A recording of the “Hardware and Software for Beginning Genealogists” presentation made by DGS Webmaster Tony Hanson at last October’s “Do You Know Who You Are?” workshop is now available on-line. See it now by clicking here. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Society Online Intellectual Property Ownership

Does your society own all of the intellectual property contained on your website? How do you know? When your society publishes a book, there usually is no doubt about intellectual property ownership.  But who owns the rights to the Surname Registry on your web … Continue reading

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January Technology SIG Meeting to Focus on Twitter

Join DGS Webmaster Tony Hanson at the next Technology SIG meeting to learn about Twitter: Understand how to read and send Tweets Learn how the DGS plans to use Twitter to expand its on-line presence Know how to use Twitter … Continue reading

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DGS Seeks Newsletter Editor

The Dallas Genealogical Society is looking for a motivated and qualified individual to act as the Editor of the DGS newsletter.  Become a part of our active Publications committee… See the job description for details.

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