Dallas Genealogical Society

Dallas Genealogical Society DGS offers virtual and in-person educational programs for everyone, as well as family history resources about Dallas, Dallas County and North Texas.

To educate, by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas, or to its legal successor; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history.

To educate, by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas, or to its legal successor; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history.

Please join in our DGS celebration of our Annual Awards and a preview of our exciting future Sat. May 1 at 11:00am!
04/30/2021
Next General Meeting

Please join in our DGS celebration of our Annual Awards and a preview of our exciting future Sat. May 1 at 11:00am!

Join us Saturday April 3 starting at 10:30 am CST. Presentation: “Preserving Family Memories” by Felicia Williamson, Director of Library & Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Righ…

Tuesday night at 7:00pm, be sure to join us for our virtual DGS Help Desk. This Zoom event is open to all. When do you g...
04/27/2021
Upcoming Events – Dallas Genealogical Society

Tuesday night at 7:00pm, be sure to join us for our virtual DGS Help Desk. This Zoom event is open to all. When do you get a chance to have many researchers focused on your genealogy problem together?

Take a deep dive into genealogy research! Get a perspective of two groups whose beliefs forced them to migrate across the country.

04/21/2021

The good news we have been waiting for!

04/20/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Tune in tonight at 6:30pm for our virtual Coppell SIG meeting with speaker Michelle Dwyer Cohen. Her topic will be “Maximizing Online Searching”.

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04/18/2021

Genealogists, mark your calendars!

Our new online #GenieSeries2021 launches on May 4, 2021, with sessions for all skills levels, hosted by our expert staff.

Session descriptions, videos, handouts: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

#genealogy #archives #familyhistory

04/14/2021

Is it too soon to give a hint about coming attractions? Think DGS! July! Tom Jones (not the one who sang What's New Pussycat, but exciting nevertheless!) All the details coming soon.

04/13/2021

Thanks to all who attended our Spring Seminar last week. Didn’t we have fun? Additional thanks to all the DGS folks who helped make it happen.

Lastly, much appreciation for our force-of-nature presenter Mike Lacopo, who kept us fully engaged for 2 days of growing our passion for genealogy research (and his intermittent co-presenter Conrad the cat)!

We are off and running for day 1 with Mike Lacopo!
04/09/2021

We are off and running for day 1 with Mike Lacopo!

We are off and running for day 1 with Mike Lacopo!

Last Call! Registration for the Spring Seminar ends at midnight! 2 days of great research education plus 2 additional we...
04/07/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Last Call! Registration for the Spring Seminar ends at midnight!

2 days of great research education plus 2 additional weeks of presentation videos access await you. Sign up Now!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

Bonus flash! Attendees at the Spring Seminar this week will have the chance to sign up for the July Summer Seminar with ...
04/06/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Bonus flash! Attendees at the Spring Seminar this week will have the chance to sign up for the July Summer Seminar with Tom Jones at a signicant savings!

Spring Seminar with Mike Lacopo registration ends tomorrow at midnight-act now!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

Wednesday is the last day to register for the Spring Seminar with Michael Lacopo! 2 days of great research education plu...
04/05/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Wednesday is the last day to register for the Spring Seminar with Michael Lacopo! 2 days of great research education plus 2 additional weeks of presentation videos access await you. Act Now!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

Stop eating chocolate bunnies long enough to register for the April 9-10 Spring Seminar! Michael Lacopo is ready to open...
04/02/2021
The Fun Starts One Week from Today!

Stop eating chocolate bunnies long enough to register for the April 9-10 Spring Seminar! Michael Lacopo is ready to open his magic chest of genealogical research treasure. You want to be there!

Listen to what DGS member Betty thinks about her past DGS seminars.

Seminar veteran endorses presenter Mike Lacopo

Please join us Sat. morning for "Preserving Your Family Memories" at our virtual April meeting. The presentation will st...
04/02/2021
Next General Meeting

Please join us Sat. morning for "Preserving Your Family Memories" at our virtual April meeting. The presentation will start at 11:00am CST, following a short business meeting. The speaker will be Felicia Williamson of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Join us Saturday April 3 starting at 10:30 am CST. Presentation: “Preserving Family Memories” by Felicia Williamson, Director of Library & Archives at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Righ…

Texas Edges Lecture Series: Dr. Andrea Roberts will present her work with The Texas Freedom Colonies Project: Black Sett...
04/01/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Texas Edges Lecture Series: Dr. Andrea Roberts. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Texas Edges Lecture Series: Dr. Andrea Roberts will present her work with The Texas Freedom Colonies Project: Black Settlement Preservation as Freedom-Seeking.

Join UNT Libraries for the 3rd annual Texas Edges Lecture Series, April 14 at noon, featuring Dr. Andrea Roberts, Asst. Professor of Urban Planning and an Assoc. Director of the Center for Housing & Urban Development at Texas A&M University.

Join us for the 3rd annual Texas Edges Lecture Series featuring Dr. Andrea Roberts, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and an Associate Director of the Center for Housing & Urban Development at Texas A&M University. Dr. Roberts will present her work with the project Texas Freedom Colonies: Black....

When it comes to DGS Seminars, it's like chips-you can't stop at one! Listen to one attendee's past experience, as he ea...
03/26/2021
DGS Seminar Attendees are Excited for April 9-10!

When it comes to DGS Seminars, it's like chips-you can't stop at one! Listen to one attendee's past experience, as he eagerly waits for our April 9-10 event with Michael Lacopo.

Past attendee gives his impression of DGS seminars

Hey folks, join in the DGS virtual Help Desk tonight at 7:00pm CST. Bring your family history mysteries for the group to...
03/23/2021
Virtual Genealogy Help Desk

Hey folks, join in the DGS virtual Help Desk tonight at 7:00pm CST. Bring your family history mysteries for the group to discuss. Open to all!

Tune in on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Patti Smith will start off wit a brief presentation on GEDmatch.com, a DNA analysis tool.

Just 1 more day to get the Early Bird rate for the April 9-10 Spring Seminar! It ends Mar 21 at midnite. Join DGS for an...
03/21/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Just 1 more day to get the Early Bird rate for the April 9-10 Spring Seminar! It ends Mar 21 at midnite. Join DGS for an additional discount!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

Don’t forget to tune in to the German Genealogy Group today at 10:30am CST. The speaker will be Natalie Igunbor, on the ...
03/13/2021
German Genealogy Group – Virtual Meeting

Don’t forget to tune in to the German Genealogy Group today at 10:30am CST. The speaker will be Natalie Igunbor, on the topic of Tracing Surnames and Occupations. Check to DGS Calendar for Zoom access.

The focus of this group is Germans who emigrated to various parts of the United States from the 1700’s through the 1900’s.

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to get feedback on your work from the expert at the DGS Virtual Spring Seminar!...
03/11/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to get feedback on your work from the expert at the DGS Virtual Spring Seminar! Presenter Mike Lacopo will assign homework on Day 1 and review some of the entries on Day 2. You don't get that at every seminar!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

So sad.  A beautiful building and major historical records loss!!
03/09/2021
Hall of State Redux

So sad. A beautiful building and major historical records loss!!

Just weeks after a brilliant restoration, The Hall of State in Fair Park was inundated when sprinkler pipes burst.

One of the famous early Dallas women.
03/08/2021

One of the famous early Dallas women.

Just a reminder, the virtual March Meeting today is free and you do not have to be a DGS member to attend. Feel free to ...
03/06/2021
Next General Meeting

Just a reminder, the virtual March Meeting today is free and you do not have to be a DGS member to attend. Feel free to join us at 11:00 CST!

Join us Saturday March 6 starting at 10:30 am CST. Presentation: “Researching HER Life: Genealogical Tools and Methods for Researching Your Female Ancestor”

Spring Speaker Mike Lacopo is so versatile. He can help solve your pup's problem as well as your genealogical one! Watch...
03/06/2021
Spring Speaker Lacopo’s Unique Career Path

Spring Speaker Mike Lacopo is so versatile. He can help solve your pup's problem as well as your genealogical one! Watch now!

MIchael Lacopo explains how his two careers are surprisingly alike.

"Researching HER Life": Join us Sat Mar 6 at 11:00am CST as Gena Philibert-Ortega helps us find our women ancestors!
03/04/2021
Next General Meeting

"Researching HER Life": Join us Sat Mar 6 at 11:00am CST as Gena Philibert-Ortega helps us find our women ancestors!

Join us Saturday March 6 starting at 10:30 am CST. Presentation: “Researching HER Life: Genealogical Tools and Methods for Researching Your Female Ancestor”

Did Roots Tech inspire you to go for your genealogy personal best? Our Spring Seminar can help you achieve your goal!
02/28/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Did Roots Tech inspire you to go for your genealogy personal best? Our Spring Seminar can help you achieve your goal!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

DGS has our friends at The Dallas Historical Society in our thoughts, as they are working diligently to rescue damaged h...
02/26/2021
‘A stab in the heart’: Storm damage at Fair Park’s Hall of State put rare artifacts in peril

DGS has our friends at The Dallas Historical Society in our thoughts, as they are working diligently to rescue damaged historical items from the snow-storm flooded Hall of State. We share in the dismay that the majestic, just renovated building now faces many additional repairs. We hope for the best.

Teams are working to preserve hundreds of Dallas and Texas documents, while repair estimates run in the millions.

Good news! The Help Desk zoom tonight will have an introduction to GEDmatch.com. Join us at 7:00pm CST.
02/23/2021
Dallas Genealogical Society

Good news! The Help Desk zoom tonight will have an introduction to GEDmatch.com. Join us at 7:00pm CST.

Genealogical & Family History Records, Resources & Activities for Dallas, Dallas County and North Texas

Tuesday night is the DGS Virtual Help Desk! Meet up with us at 7:00pm CST to put our heads together on Zoom and work out...
02/22/2021
Virtual Help Desk – Online Event

Tuesday night is the DGS Virtual Help Desk! Meet up with us at 7:00pm CST to put our heads together on Zoom and work out some genealogy mysteries! Open to all!

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm CST and bring your questions, expertise and interest!

The snow is melting and a Spring Seminar bonus emerged; 2 extra weeks of videos! Let's see what you get when you registe...
02/19/2021
Attendees Can View Lectures through April 24!

The snow is melting and a Spring Seminar bonus emerged; 2 extra weeks of videos! Let's see what you get when you register!

Spring Seminar attendees will get 2 weeks of videos access post-event.

Warm up with speaker Michael Lacopo's piping-hot reviews. You will want a cup too!
02/15/2021
Michael Lacopo Warms Hearts!

Warm up with speaker Michael Lacopo's piping-hot reviews. You will want a cup too!

Seminar Attendees give high marks to speaker Michael Lacopo.

Free access through Feb 15th to the Publisher’s Extra section of Newspapers.com. Make the most of this stay-indoors week...
02/12/2021
Newspapers.com - Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s

Free access through Feb 15th to the Publisher’s Extra section of Newspapers.com. Make the most of this stay-indoors weekend!

Find historical newspapers from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.

Think outside of the (chocolate) box for this Valentine's Day! Gift your sweetie a registration to the DGS Spring Semina...
02/10/2021
2021 Spring Seminar

Think outside of the (chocolate) box for this Valentine's Day! Gift your sweetie a registration to the DGS Spring Seminar with the always inspiring Michael Lacopo!

Bring your research and writing skills to the next level in this unique 2-day event with Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

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Genealogy Help desk starting now! Join us with your genealogy issues. Go to dallasgenealogy.com and click on the banner!
Oakland cemetery and Atlas Preservation will be hosting a free public gravestone preservation workshop on April 12th. https://fb.me/e/109Rpx0Id
Virtual NERGC 2021 begins April 1. [https://www.facebook.com/NERGC] Our 2021 featured speakers include Angie Bush, Pat Richley-Erickson [DearMYRTLE], and John Grenham. This affordable conference features 72 sessions, 11 Speaker Chats, 8 Special Interest Groups. Register before March 25 and access the link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub! On demand content is available through May 31 to ensure time to take full advantage of this virtual conference content.
Program link for Coppell Genealogy group: Program Link for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Click on this link to join the call: you will need to enter your personal Zoom UserID and Password:
Greetings! I am trying to find the identity of my grandmother's mother. I have a few theories and am tracking them down one by one. All roads lead to Dallas and I live in San Antonio. I am wondering if anyone in this group MIGHT know where physician records from the 1900s might have been stored when a physician closed his practice to move to another city. The doctor was Dr. CH (Charles Herbert) Standifer. He delivered a child in 1913 with no name and only the name of the mother. I THINK this doctor may have had a hand in my grandmother's adoption and the child mentioned above was another baby born to the woman I suspect COULD have been my grandmother's birth mother. DNA and geography lead me to this hypothesis. Dr. Standifer was written up as being a doctor who tended to mentally challenged patients and left Dallas to head up the Austin State Hospital. My hypothesis is the reason he delivered THIS baby was that the mother was somehow a patient of his. Can anyone venture a guess WHERE this doctor's records might have gone after he left? He practiced in the SW Life Bldg. Thank you for ANY help you can give me. Feel free to point me to another place or group.
While doing family history research, I came across a death certificate for premature Baby Girl Mitchell, born and died at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Jan. 22 1932; certificate said stillborn, but that was scratched through). Her parents were Wilbur Hall Mitchell and Mary Alice McDonald Mitchell. Mother's name first listed as Mary Mitchell, then was written over with Mary Alice McDonald. The certificate says the child was reported on death certificate as buried Jan. 23, 1932, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. I understand not all the burials there are marked, so thought you might be interested. I found later records of Mr. Mitchell, but none of Mary Alice McDonald Mitchell. In 1940 Mr. Mitchell was listed as divorced, but his grave record in Lewisville, Denton County, Texas, lists Mary Alice as his wife. Found no record of her death. Wonder if she died in childbirth.
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Look forward to our monthly education meeting tomorrow via ZOOM! Hope you all can join us! Set up at 10:30 a.m. Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. TOPIC: Using Digital Libraries: Search Strategies for Family Historians, by Elizabeth M. O'Neal
Would anyone have interest in a meeting group where you learn and practice and have basic skills and methods taught, reviewed, explored?
The Texas Czech Genealogical Society invites you to join us in Caldwell on Jan-25 for a speaker event – Understanding Yesterday, Planning for Tomorrow. For more information, please visit our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/979970549055421/.
You are invited ... to a War of 1812 Patriot Grave Marking Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Texas Craig Austin Rowley Chapter John Cavet Chapter #39 Texas State Society United States Daughters of 1812 Grave Marker Dedication Ceremonies John Thomas Private, Capt. William Mitchell’s Co., Tennessee Militia Thomas Lucas Private, Captain James Upton’s Co., 30th REG'T East TN Militia Greenwood Cemetery 3020 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, TX Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon Please Save the Date and plan to attend to honor these patriots of the War of 1812 If there are any descendants planning to attend, please email Paul Ridenour at [email protected].
At our meeting on Saturday, someone asked about an "informed travel decision. I highly recommend TGAC (The German American Connection" for both travel and research. JoAnn Wolf handles things in Brenham, TX, while Ute Mehlhorn is in Germany. Their specialty is German ancestry tours. I went to 5 villages in Westphalia near the Netherlands border with Ute in August 2015. She found a local genealogist to research my family back further from where I had gotten by myself. She found residents who shared my surnames, set up meetings with church archivists,and a director at one of the local historical park/museum. I shared lunches, coffee and strudel with several families in their home, where we had wonderful conversations about our ancestors. She met me at the airport in Frankfort and used her cell the number for BA to call when they found my lost luggage. She set up reservations at an inn that was central to the area we covered. We even made a trip into the Netherlands for a short time. Lastly she drove me to Passau where I met the riverboat I would take down the Danube to Budapest prior to another ancestor leg to Slovakia. I was just one year past back surgery, and Ute was great at making sure I could stop for a while when needed. Earlier this year I asked her to ask the genealogist for help in finding images of some records I needed. He was no longer available but she contacted the church archivist, arranged for a search of the records, and traveled to the church to take the images herself. I see that Ute has joined this group. Their page is https://www.facebook.com/TGACtravel/, and their website is http://thegermanamericanconnection.com/ Ute is the primary contact for information at [email protected].