Category Archives: News & Views

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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