Please join DACGS members on Wednesday, October 14th at 2:00 pm MDT
when our featured speaker will be
Doug's topic will be:
German Naming Conventions
and other Oddities only a Genealogist would Appreciate
Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus and pending the reopening of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (our normal meeting site), the DACGS Executive Committee has voted to conduct all monthly Society meetings remaining in 2020 online via Zoom.
If you have questions about Zoom, click here to see a short video that
very clearly explains how to join a Zoom meeting for free.
DACGS members will receive instructions via email for joining the meeting.
Non-DACGS members who wish to view the meeting must send an email request, including your telephone number, to: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting instructions to attend the meeting. The request with phone number must be received two (2) days prior to the meeting.
Please Stay Safe.
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Member suggested activities/resources available during these unique times
• RootsTech 2020 videos are now available online for FREE. Click here.
• Lisa Louise Cooke's "Elevenses with Lisa" show explains how she organizes her genealogy STUFF! You can see it by clicking here.
• Did you miss Dorothy Wray's presentation in January about how she has created three books about different branches of her family tree? It was an information-loaded presentation with plenty of "How to . . . " and is now available on the web site. Just click here to see the written version of her presentation.• Amy Johnson Crow has posted a new podcast about the Spanish Flu and its impact on families. It may help answer some questions or give additional clues for research for genealogists. Some sobering outcomes are discussed. Connect to the podcast here.
• Does Social Distancing work? Check out this very brief article about results of the Spanish Flu in Saint Louis and Philadelphia, two cities which handled the threat very differently and had very different outcomes. Click here.
Presenters at our 2020 Meetings
The Doña Ana County Genealogical Society (DACGS) was organized in January 2008.
Our mission is to meet the genealogical needs of our members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information.