December Meeting
Doña Ana County Genealogical Society

At our monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, we will have a "Holiday Zoom Party"  with Mr. Mark Coker as our emcee.

This will be the party of the year! We will party the virtual way with your choice of beverage and goodies. We are inviting members to share a brief (2 to 3 minute) story about a “genealogy character” or a research tale. Join this special Zoom meeting for lots of sharing and fun. You may get an idea of how you can get past your “brick wall.”

For Non-DACGS members:  We invite you to join our meeting by sending an email request, including your telephone number, to:    requesting instructions to attend the meeting. The request, with phone number, must be received two (2) days prior to the meeting.

Registering is the way for you to sign up so our emcee can call on you to share your story.  While registering, please provide a brief description of the story you will be sharing, but, please, don't tell us the whole story here.

For Members:  To register to tell a story, simply click   here   and answer the questions.

Let us say it again!  This will be the party of the year! Bring your choice of beverage and goodies to the Zoom meeting via your computer (tablet or mobile phone).  You will have an opportunity for conversation among your fellow members and to hear some fun stories.

Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, our monthly Society meetings through March 2021 will be held online via Zoom.  DACGS members and guests who send a request to attend, will receive instructions via email for joining the meeting.

The Newest Family Ties Newsletter, Vol. 11 Num. 3 is now Online

Click here to see our new DACGS brochure!

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.

Suzanne Malek's "Searching for the Black Sheep in Your Family" Handout from the September 2020 meeting.

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.

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