Category Archives: News & Views

GenealogyBank and Digital Sanborn Maps – New Additions to Dallas Public Library’s Resources

Dallas Public Library has added these two databases of interest to family history researchers to the Databases collection on its web site. GenealogyBank, a resource from NewsBank, Inc. is a database comprised of the following collections: Historical Newspapers (1690 – … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at 2013 DGS Fall Lecture

One of DGS’s most well-received speakers is returning to headline our 2013 Fall Lecture program on October 12 – D. Joshua Taylor.  Check back on our web site later this summer for details.

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Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 Summer Institute

Pamela Boyer Sayre and Richard Sayre will be the keynote speakers at the DGS 2013 Summer Institute on Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, 2013, at the Dallas Public Library, in Dallas, Texas. Entitled “Bits of Yesterday: Using Maps and Records … Continue reading

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Be A Book Hero

I have recently discovered a program on the Dallas Public Library’s web site called Support Your Library – Be A Book Hero. I have donated books to the Genealogy Division in the past, but this approach is different. A person … Continue reading

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Dallas Public Library Named in “Top 10” for Genealogy Research

The Dallas Public Library has been selected by Family Tree Magazine as one of the Top 10 Public Libraries in the United States for genealogy research.  “Many public libraries now have dedicated genealogy or local history collections, making them an … Continue reading

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Dallas Genealogical Society 2013 Spring Lecture

We are very excited to announce that Paula Stuart-Warren, a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher, is the featured speaker at our Spring Lecture to be held on March 16, 2013. Her workshop is titled  “Records, Research & Stories”, … Continue reading

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2012 DGS Writing Contest Winners

The Dallas Genealogical Society presented the winners of their 2012 Writing Contest with certificates of recognition and prize checks at their Annual Awards Luncheon on December 8, 2012.  Among the judges reviewing the contest entries was J. Mark Lowe, a … Continue reading

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New Publication “Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society” to Pay Authors

The Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) announces the launch of its new scholarly journal, Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society. This is the first known society journal to pay authors for published material. The first issue will be published in … Continue reading

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DGS Members at this years TSGS Conference

Several DGS members are going to be active participants at this years Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference… very active! Sandra Crowley (VP) will be leading the “Partner Society Sharing Session” Tony Hanson (Webmaster) will be presenting a session titled … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Your Family History

Members of the Dallas Genealogical Society will be providing training for new genealogists at the November 1-4 Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. “Getting Started with Your Family History”, a seminar in four sessions will be … Continue reading

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