Author Archives: Tony Hanson

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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Marriage Records OnLine

Some new Marriage Records are on-line… Records from Book O (from 06 August 1895 through 26 November 1896) were abstracted from original marriage books in the Dallas County Courthouse by Helen Mason Lu. To access them go to Resources -> … Continue reading

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