Tag Archives: Dallas Public Library

Dallas Public Library Renovating 7th Floor

The Texas /Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor will be closed for renovation starting Monday, March 2, 2015. Beginning Monday, April 20th, the division will have a limited selection of Dallas reference materials available on the first … Continue reading

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Writing Your Family History

The Society recently donated 2 copies of 11 books related to writing family history to the Dallas Public Library. A reference copy of each title is shelved near the Reference Desk in the Genealogy Division on the 8th floor. A … Continue reading

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Possible Good News for Library Funding

This was distributed by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library… let your city council representative know if you support this! On Tuesday, August 12, the City Manger will present the FY 2015 Proposed Budget to the City Council. As … Continue reading

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DGS Summer Symposium Features John Philip Colletta

The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce that nationally-known genealogy and family history speaker Dr. John Philip Colletta will be the featured speaker at our Summer Symposium, to be held July 11-12, 2014 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central … Continue reading

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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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Dallas Public Library Research Assistance

The Dallas Public Library offers a limited reference service through the US mail. They charges a $10.00 nonrefundable research fee that entitles you to 30 minutes of staff time and up to 2 photocopies (additional photocopies are $1.00/page). They will also provide copies … Continue reading

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Speak Out Now About Proposed Library Budget Cuts!

In 1955, the founders of the Dallas Genealogical Society set out the goals for the society in its charter. Among these was the objective “to assist and support the  Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, … Continue reading

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