Category Archives: News & Views

December eBlast Available

If you are not a member of the DGS then you are probably not aware that one of the benefits of membership is receiving this informative bi-weekly update. It is a great way to stay informed about local and regional … 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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Pat Hatcher Articles

Kudos to the DGS members responsible for posting these articles to our web site.  I have just begun to read them and already have picked up some great tips and methodologies.  Making this collection available to our members is a … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for DGS Officers

A Nominating Committee has been formed to create a slate of officers to serve for the coming year – September, 2011 through August, 2012. Serving on the Board is very rewarding, allowing you to work with a great group of … Continue reading

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DGS of the Future

What does the DGS do well? What are we not so good at? What aren’t we doing that we should be doing? What do you think? The board of directors is currently engaged in thinking seriously about the future direction … Continue reading

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Proposed Bylaw Changes

The President’s Column in the current issue of our Newsletter discusses the rationale behind the proposed changes to our Bylaws.  I would like to add a personal comment to the discussion. I was elected Secretary for 2010 just a few … Continue reading

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Dallas Budget Town Hall Meeting

On August 12th, I attended my first ever Dallas City Council Budget Town Hall Meeting. This was a joint meeting organized for Angela Hunt’s District 14 and Sheffie Kadane’s District 9 constituents.  As you can imagine, the meeting room at … Continue reading

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Aufmerksamkeit-German Summer Institute

Last week-end DGS held its annual Summer Institute, an in-depth study of German records, resources and repositories for genealogical research.  Our speaker, John Humphrey, is a nationally-recognized authority on German genealogy. Topics included a primer on German history, German language … Continue reading

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Welcome to an exciting new feature: News and Views

Techies may differentiate between a blog (short for web log) and an online forum, but I am using the terms interchangeably to describe this online discussion and interaction section of DGS’s web site. I envision that this forum/blog will: • … Continue reading

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