Author Archives: Tony Hanson

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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Move Technology SIG Meeting to Saturday?

I would like to hear from anybody with an opinion on the idea of moving the Technology SIG meetings from Thursday nights to Saturday. I think that this might allow more people to participate. It could also give us a … Continue reading

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Scanning Info

I was going back through my notes from RootsTech and came across a web site that Geoff Resmussen recommended in his Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists presentation… A few scanning tips by Wayne Fulton ( ) looks like a … Continue reading

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New Resources

There are several new resources available on the web site that you may want to be aware of… Copies of recent eBlasts are now available on-line. Go to Resources -> eBlasts Interested in DNA testing? Mic Barnett has provided some … Continue reading

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RearView RootsTech

It is hard to believe that RootsTech is over… just one week ago I was nervously waiting to begin my presentation. A small but energized group of us spent the hour focused on my views of the requirements for a successful … Continue reading

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More on RootsTech

Dick Eastman posted a fairly comprehensive overview of the conference. In case you missed it you can view it by clicking here.

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