Dallas County

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Texas became the 28th state on December 29, 1845
Capital - Austin
Motto - Friendship
Nickname - Lone Star State
Song - Texas, Our Texas
Flower - Bluebonnet
Tree- Pecan
Bird - Mockingbird

In memory of
Malcom Luther "Mike" Basham
First TXGenWeb State Coordinator
25 May 1942
15 September 1997

Adjacent Counties
  Collin County, TX - N
  Denton County, TX - NW
  Ellis County, TX - S
  Kaufman County, TX - E
  Rockwall County, TX - E
  Tarrant County, TX - W
TXGenWeb County Listings

Welcome to Dallas County Texas


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Monthly Dinner and Fellowship fundraiser (Fundraisers)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Roma's Italian Bistro
101 W. Main St.
Grand Prairie

Come join us downtown Grand Prairie for dinner. We will be having food, fun and fellowship while we fundraise. You don't have to do anything special, just come and dine. Roma's will donate part of the proceeds to GPGS. If you can't make dinner, drop by any time during the day and let them know you want to help GPGS. We'll miss seeing you but you will still contribute.
Download: 1516224772_2-8-18Romas.pdf

See http://gpgstx.org/  for more information on the society.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Arlington Family History Center (Other Societies/Organizations)

6:30 pm

West Arlington Police Service Center, 2060 West Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX

Come learn about the Arlington Family History Center! Our speakers will be the Crumptons from the LDS Family History Center in Arlington. David will discuss the features, holdings & activities of the center and Margret will preview their upcoming Family History Seminar. Come and meet other family history enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome!

See http://gpgstx.org/  for more information on the society.

Dallas Genealogical Society - Upcoming Events

All events at
J. Erik Jonnson Central Library
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX

MacGen Reunion Group
February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please note, the February meeting will be held in the Laurie Evans Studio on the 3rd Floor.

DNA Special Interest Group
February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February’s Topic: “Incorporating DNA Evident in a Written Conclusion.” Chapter 8, Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Debbie Parker Wayne and Blaine Bettinger. – Barbara Ware

African American Genealogical Interest Group
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Discusses and explores areas of research unique to the African American community. See the African American GIG page for more information.
Please note, the February meeting will be held in the West Room on the 1st Floor.

Jewish Special Interest Group
February 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tycher Library, Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230
The Jewish SIG Group will meet February 21, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Tycher Library at the Jewish Community Center on Northaven Road.

Brown Bag Special Interest Group
February 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
8th Floor – McDermott Room, J. Erik Jonnson Central Library
The Brown Bag SIG is for genealogists who want to learn advanced methodology skills and techniques. See the Brown Bag SIG page for more information.

See http://dallasgenealogy.com/  for more information on events.

"It is worthy to note that from the Brazos River on which the Tuacanas are established, and until one reaches the river which bathes the village of the Taovayzes (Red River), one sees on the right a forest that the natives appropriately call the Grand Forest. ...it is very dense, but not very wide. It seems to be there as a guide to even the most inexperienced, and to give refuge in this dangerous region to those who, few in number and lacking in courage, wish to go from one village to another."

 -De Mezieres

Dallas County (E-18), in north central Texas, is bordered by Kaufman and Rockwall counties to the east, Tarrant County to the west, Denton and Collin counties to the north, and Ellis County to the south. Dallas is the county seat and largest city. The county's center point is at 32°46' north latitude and 96°48' west longitude. Dallas County comprises 902 square miles of the primarily flat, heavy Blackland Prairie. Elevations in the county range from 382 to 850 feet above sea level. The Elm Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River meet near downtown Dallas. The county is drained by the Trinity River and its tributaries, including White Rock, Mountain, Fivemile, Tenmile, Muddy, Duck, Turtle, and Mesquite creeks. These streams feed reservoirs for municipal water and recreational use, including Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake North, Joe Pool, Mountain Creek and White Rock Lakes. The terrain is generally undulating. The eastern two-thirds of the county and the land along the western border is surfaced by slightly acidic clayey soils with loamy topsoil. The rest of the county's soil is alkaline and loamy. The county has tall grasses with pecan and oak trees along streams and mesquite on the prairies. Though the rich soil is the main mineral resource of Dallas County, gravel and sand have been mined from the Trinity floodplain,. . . . . . . . .

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