Dallas Genealogical Society

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



About[edit | edit source]

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) is a Texas non-profit organization whose purpose is threefold:

  1. to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy;
  2. to support the Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Public Library in Dallas, Texas; and
  3. to preserve historical information relating to the city of Dallas, Dallas County, and North Texas.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Dallas Genealogical Society
Address P. O. Box 12446, Dallas, Texas 75225-0446
Website dallasgenealogy.org
Phone 866-968-2347
Email info@dallasgenealogy.org
Facebook Dallas Genealogical Society
Twitter @DGStx

Society Happenings[edit | edit source]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

Monthly meetings provide quality genealogical speakers on a range of genealogical topics. These meetings are open to the general public.

Meeting information, recordings, and minutes are on our website.

Seminars[edit | edit source]

All-day educational seminars are offered three times each year (Spring, Summer, and Fall). These typically feature nationally recognized genealogical speakers.

Upcoming and past seminars are listed on our website.

  • Tony Burroughs - Virtual Seminar | September 19, 2020
    • Paths to Freedom: Essential Steps for African American Genealogy | More Info

Interest Groups[edit | edit source]

DGS sponsors several Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to provide members with an opportunity to meet and work with other genealogists in specific areas.

A list of upcoming group meetings is on our calendar.

  • African American Group
  • Best Practices Group
  • Coppell Group
  • DNA Group
  • German Genealogy Group
  • Jewish Group
  • MacGen Reunion Group
  • Family Tree Maker Group
  • Roots Magic Group

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Dallas County, 14th District Court Records

Dallas County Cemeteries

Dallas County District Court Civil Case Papers

  • Index to Witnesses, 1846-1900: Database online

Dallas County Justices of the Peace

Dallas County Marriage Records

  • August 1895-November 1896: Online

Dallas County Probate Records

Dallas County Tax Records

DGS Archives at the Dallas Public Library

Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck Papers

  • Genealogical research lectures: Bibliographies
  • Heritage & Lineage Society: Applications
  • Biographical and professional information

McGowan Funeral Home Collection

  • Index, 1955-1990s: Database Online

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules for Dallas County

  • 1850-1870: Transcriptions Online

Society Publications[edit | edit source]

Membership[edit | edit source]

  • $35 – One year Individual Membership
  • Benefits

Local Repositories[edit | edit source]

Wiki Resources[edit | edit source]

City of Dallas, Texas

Dallas County, Texas

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