Dallas Genealogical Society’s 2015 Summer Symposium

May 29, 2015  - by 

The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce that genealogy and historical researcher, consultant, and lecturer Teri E. Flack will be the featured speaker at our Summer Symposium to be held August 7-8, 2015 at the J.Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, TX.

Researching in Texas is a 2-day program of eight presentations that focus on resources, sources, methodologies, and techniques for finding your Texas ancestors. Teri’s lectures will cover researching the Republic of Texas, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods, as well as using manuscript collections. Additional speakers from the State of Texas General Land Office, The Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries), the University of Texas at Arlington Library’s Special Collections, and the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library will describe the depth and breadth of materials related to Texas history and genealogy that are in their collections.

“Late Night at the Library” is a free, bonus event. The Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library will remain open on Friday evening, August 7, from 5-10 pm, exclusively for Summer Symposium attendees. Professional librarians from the Division and DGS volunteers will be available to offer assistance. Registration is required.

Teri Flack chairs the Texas State Genealogical Society’s Records Preservation and Access Committee and serves as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She was recently elected a Fellow of the TSGS and is a director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Teri holds a Master’s degree in History, with a concentration in Public History; MBA; Paralegal Certificate; and B.S. in Education from Texas State University.

Program and registration details are available at dallasgenealogy.org. Early Bird price by July 18 – $129 (members) and $149 (non-members).

Contact: Carolyn Davis, Director of Publicity, Dallas Genealogical Society, publicity@dallasgenealogy.org.

This post was submitted by Carolyn David, Director of Publicity for the Dallas Genealogical Society.

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