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 presented on Friday, November 2 and again on Saturday, November 3 (see our Flyer for more information). These are free to the public, but advanced registration is required. See the TSGS Website for more information.
Part of the mission of the Dallas Genealogical Society is to preserve and publish information related to the early history of Dallas County. One way we are fulfilling that mission is to digitize our publications and make them freely available on-line.
Last year we made our annual Journals published from 1995 through 2010 available on the University of North Texas Portal of Texas History.
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of 20 editions of the Dallas Quarterly, published by the DGS between 1990 and 1994. Each publication is available in a PDF file that is also fully text searchable.
All of our on-line Journals can be viewed by going to the Resources -> Journals page on our web site.
Chances are you did not know that there was a Letot Family cemetery in Dallas, and that there was also an Old Letot Family cemetery.
Fortunately for those who DO care, information about the 123 graves in these cemeteries is now available in our cemetery database. Records have been created from the first book that DGS published on cemeteries (Dallas County Texas: Genealogical Data from Early Cemeteries, Vol. 1, 1982), supplemented by information from death certificates, the Dallas Morning News and other sources by DGS member Barbara Ware.
Direct links to pages with pictures and additional information are provided below.
Do you have a digital camera? Interested in Genealogy? Live in the Dallas area? We need your help!
We have quite a lot of information about cemeteries in the Dallas area, including a Google map that shows the location for each one. One of the things we like to add for each cemetery is a picture of the entrance to help those looking for it know what to look for (it isn’t always obvious!).
For more information about the project and how you can help see the Cemetery Pictures page in the Get Involved section of our web site. We just updated the list of cemeteries we need to have photographed.
DGS member Barbara Ware and her helpers have been busy so I am pleased to be able to announce the addition of 231 more records to our publicly available and searchable database. Records are now available for five more local cemeteries:
Each of the above links will take you to a page with historical and geographic information about each cemetery. In addition, the Marsh Family page has photographs of tombstones available, a feature we do not have on most of the other cemeteries.
With these additions we now have 24,290 records from 24 difference cemeteries in our database. See all of the records on our Dallas Area Cemeteries page.
Do you do genealogical research in the early East Tennessee area? Have you come across references to King’s Mountain and the Lost State of Franklin and want to know more? PBS is highlighting a new video by Buck Kahler called The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin.
The description of the video, taken from the website at www.pbs.org/loststate, notes that The Mysterious lost State of Franklin was, “Filmed at several historic locations in East Tennessee, this narrative is told through scholarly interviews and painstakingly researched reenactments set to a backdrop of lush Tennessee scenery. The result is a landmark work that has set a new standard in the visual restoration of Tennessee’s grand historical oral tradition.”
Information about the State of Franklin can be found at www.pbs.org/loststate. Information about televsion show times of this video on our local television station KERA World (station 13.2) can be found at http://www.kera.org/tv/schedule/.
The Dallas Public library has added 58 new documents to their extensive Genealogical holdings… search our database of all recent acquistions at Resources -> Dallas Public Library -> Recent Acquistions
581 new records from sections 40 and 41 of Oakland Cemetery have been added to our database. Search all 24,059 records from 20 difference cemeteries at at Resources –> Cemeteries -> Search Database
The following may be of interest to genealogists researching Dallas County, Texas history. The library website at UT Southwestern Medical Center has a page dedicated to the history of medicine. It includes links to (1) a collection of more than 500 images illustrating the history of medicine in Dallas, (2) 60 choice photos arranged in chronological order that provide a photographic history of medical highlights in Dallas, (3) a description of books dealing with medical history housed at the UT Southwestern library, (4) a link to a 1951 thesis written by Marie Louise Giles titled The Early History of Medicine in Dallas, 1841-1900, (5) information on a collection of historically important medical journals at the UT Southwestern library, (6) information of files with clippings on Dallas and Texas medical history at the UT Southwestern Library (7) and a link to the online Texas Physicians Historical Biographical Database developed by the staff at the UT Southwestern library.
Link to The Early History of Medicine in Dallas, 1841-1900
Link to UT Southwestern’s library’s History of Medicine website with old pictures and on-line physician database:
The Dallas Genealogical Society is holding a 1940 US Census indexing challenge and contest. The goal is to index at least 5000 names (125 census pages) between Thursday, May 3 and Sunday May 6. The person who indexes the most records (with the highest quality) will win a Years individual membership in the DGS (or may elect to donate the $30 to the DGS general fund).
See the Contest Rules and then get started!