Author Archives: Tony Hanson

Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies

Dennis Ritchie died last week. While all the world knew and admired Steve Jobs the death of Dennis has gone by largely un-noticed. That should not be. Dennis was part of the small group of visionaries at AT&T Bell labs … Continue reading

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Photo Retouching Guide Available

Sandra Crowley made a fascinating and informative presentation on “Photo Retouching” at the Oct. 6 Technology SIG meeting. She has also provided a 4 page quick reference document for Photoshop Elements users… it is available on the Technology SIG page.

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Learn about Scanners and Scanning

The Dallas Genealogical Society Technology Special Interest Group will be meeting again this week: When: Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:00 Where: Studio room on the 3rd floor of theDallas Public Library This week’s discussion will focus on Scanners … Continue reading

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On-Line Genealogy Book Index

Just heard about a web site that you may want to investgate… Genealogybooklinks.com is an index of freely available digital books of interest to genealogists. I took a quick look and saw many titles of interest, and the document links I … Continue reading

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Upcoming Technology SIG Meetings

Make plans now to attend these upcoming meetings of the Technology Special Interest Group: September 1 – Understanding and using scanners October 6 – Digital Photography: Repair and Retouch by Sandra Crowley November 3 – Tying it all together. This … Continue reading

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Dallas Public Library Research Assistance

The Dallas Public Library offers a limited reference service through the US mail. They charges a $10.00 nonrefundable research fee that entitles you to 30 minutes of staff time and up to 2 photocopies (additional photocopies are $1.00/page). They will also provide copies … Continue reading

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Two new initiatives from FGS

The FGS has started a new internet radio show each Saturday afternoon on Blog Talk Radio (My Society Online Radio by mysociety | Blog Talk Radio). Their web site describes it this way: “…each week we tackle the issues that confront genealogy … Continue reading

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Does DGS offer research services?

DGS is a volunteer organization without the people resources to do lookups or research as a service. So we must decline all requests for research and lookups. Neither can we recommend individual professional researchers. However, there are two organizations who … Continue reading

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Free FGS Webinar on Social Networking

The Federation of Genealogical Societies is offering a free webinar on ‘Social Networking for Genealogy Societies’. This is the first of a series of planned webinars and will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 . FGS Board member Thomas … Continue reading

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DGS Seminar on Researching Texas

The Dallas Genealogical Society will be presenting a one day “Researching Texas” seminar in Dallas on May 14, 2011. As a Spanish territory, a Mexican state, an independent republic, and a state within the United States, Texas genealogical research involves more … Continue reading

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