Category Archives: News & Views

Dallas Public Library Renovating 7th Floor

The Texas /Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor will be closed for renovation starting Monday, March 2, 2015. Beginning Monday, April 20th, the division will have a limited selection of Dallas reference materials available on the first … Continue reading

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Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2015 Spring Lecture Focuses on DNA

The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce its Spring Lecture to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, “Genetic Genealogy Analysis and Tools; a Step Beyond the Beginner Level”. Did your last lecture on DNA leave you with more … Continue reading

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DGS 2015 Writing Contest

The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce that its 2015 Writing Contest is open for entries. This is the third year that the Society has sponsored this contest which comes with cash prizes. The contest is open to both … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Awards Luncheon

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:30am – 2pm J.Erik Jonsson Central Library O’Hara Room, 7th floor 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 The Dallas Genealogical Society invites members and their guests to join the Board in honoring this year’s recipients. The … Continue reading

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Writing Your Family History

The Society recently donated 2 copies of 11 books related to writing family history to the Dallas Public Library. A reference copy of each title is shelved near the Reference Desk in the Genealogy Division on the 8th floor. A … Continue reading

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DGS Announces 2014 Writing Contest Winners

The Dallas Genealogical Society has announced the winners of its 2014 Writing Contest.   The husband and wife team of Deborah Harvey and Gary Wood received the $500 first prize for their article “As the Angus Roam.”  It will be featured in a future … Continue reading

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“Gone to Texas” – August 27-30, 2014

If you are a genealogist in Texas, San Antonio is the place to be August 27-30, 2014. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will host its annual conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. DGS is pleased to be … Continue reading

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Nationally-known speaker Dr. John C. Colletta headlines DGS Summer Symposium

Nationally-known genealogy and family history speaker Dr. John Philip Colletta will be the featured speaker at the DGS Summer Symposium, to be held July 11-12, 2014 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, TX. “For Today’s Generation and Tomorrow’s: … 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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2013 Fall Lecture will feature D. Joshua Taylor

  Dallas Genealogical Society’s Fall Lecture on Saturday, October 12, features D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Back by popular demand, Josh will show us how to unravel the real story behind family … Continue reading

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