Dallas Genealogical Society
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:
- to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy;
- to support the Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Public Library in Dallas, Texas; and
- 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|
|Dallas Genealogical Society|
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
- Minute Book A, 1846 – 1855: Abstracts online
Dallas County Cemeteries
- Database Online
Dallas County District Court Civil Case Papers
- Index to Witnesses, 1846-1900: Database online
Dallas County Justices of the Peace
- 1846-2000: Database Online
Dallas County Marriage Records
- August 1895-November 1896: Online
Dallas County Probate Records
- 1846-1900: Database Online
Dallas County Tax Records
- 1846-1847: Database Online
DGS Archives at the Dallas Public Library
- Collection Registers
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]
- Quarterlies (1964-1994): Online
Membership[edit | edit source]
- $35 – One year Individual Membership
Local Repositories[edit | edit source]
- Dallas Public Library, Genealogy Section
- Address: 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX 75201
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 214-670-1433
- The Portal to Texas History
- Gateway to rare, historical, and primary resources from or about Texas.
- Maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries.