The Top 3 Reasons to Visit the Dallas Public Library During the TxSGS 2016 Conference

promo graphic for TxSGS 2016 Research Day

During the annual Texas State Genealogical Society Family History Conference in October, make sure to visit the downtown Dallas Public Library on Research Day, Thursday, October 27th.

The Dallas Library’s J. Erik Jonsson Central Library is one of the largest public libraries in the nation and features eight floors with artwork, treasures and special collections. You will not want to miss making a stop the Dallas Public Library during the TxSGS Conference.

Here are the top 3 reasons to visit:

  1. Dallas Public Library’s Genealogy and History Division is among the best. Voted one of the top ten genealogical libraries in the country, it has more than 90 rows of open stacks for browsing. The collection includes sources from all 50 states and many foreign countries. It also features many one-of-a-kind family history books and vertical family files. The division employs a knowledgeable staff of genealogists – some with over 20 years of experience with a variety of research specialties.
  2. The Genealogy and History Division will host a free dedicated Research Day on October 27, 2016. The staff will offer tours of the Genealogy (8th floor); Dallas History & Archives (7th floor); and Government Documents (6th floor) divisions. Volunteers will be on hand to assist people with research and Texas Heritage Certificate applications. Light refreshments will be served.
  3. The newly renovated Dallas History & Archives Division will be open and available for research. This division contains state-of-the-art equipment and features a digital technology wall. Special Collections include extensive Texas newspapers, photographs, and manuscript collections. Don’t forget to check out Shakespeare’s First Folio and an original broadside of the Declaration of Independence.

Make sure to dedicate some time to visit this incredible library!

Photo of the Dallas Public Library Genealogy Stacks

Stacks in the Genealogy Division of the Dallas Public Library.

Dallas Public Library is located 6 blocks south of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1515 Young Street. The conference hotel will offer complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and library.

Library hours are:

  • Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Stay tuned for more details.

— Ari Wilkins
Library Associate, Dallas Public Library, Genealogy Division
TxSGS 2016 Conference Committee

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The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) was founded on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas as an educational and literary corporation.
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