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 spring 2013, and the DGS Publications Committee is actively seeking articles.

Articles may be submitted by members and non-members of DGS, both hobbyists and professionals. Articles may not have been previously published elsewhere.

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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 “Put Your Society Publications and Records OnLine”
  • Jean Larson (Secretary), Carolyn Davis (Director – Publicity), Tony Hanson (Webmaster), Kathleen Murray and Cheryl Freeman will be presenting a four session “Getting Stated with Your Family History” class on Friday and again on Saturday
  • Janet Khashab (Past President) is presenting a session on “Hispanic Research”
  • Kelvin Meyers will be presenting a session titled “Abstract versus Original. Do I Need Both?”
  • Lloyd Bockstruck will be the keynote speaker at Friday Nights dinner and will also present a session titled “A Lifetime of Genealogy”

The DGS is a Silver Level Sponsor of the conference and will staffing a booth at the exhibit associated with the conference. Volunteers are need to staff the booth – follow this link to sign up.

Information about this years TSGS Annual Conference is available here.

 

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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 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.

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DGS Newsletters from 1990 Digitized

All eight newsletters published by the DGS in 1990 have been digitized and are now publicly available on the Resources -> Newsletters page (direct links are also provided below). These are text-searchable PDF files.

We are actively seeking copies of older (and some newer) newsletters… if you have copies that you would be willing to make available for scanning please contact Webmaster Tony Hanson ( Send eMail ).

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1990 – 1994 Quarterly Journals Now Available

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.

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Letot Family Cemetery Records Available

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.

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Cemetery Pictures Needed

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.

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New Cemetery Records Added

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.

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Research in East Tennessee

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/.

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Records Added

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

 

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