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Dallas Genealogical Society Spring Seminar with Tom Jones

Tom Jones spoke at the Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) Spring Seminar on March 18, 2017, covering a variety of case studies for both online and primary-document research. This was the first time that I've heard him speak, and I got a lot out of each of his lectures, but especially Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor and Creating a Family History of Lasting Value.

Because Kristin is the DGS Vice President and arranged the seminar, we had the privilege of having dinner with Tom as part of both the Friday night and Saturday night groups, where we learned the joys, trials and tribulations of editing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. When asked about tools for managing sources and citations conveniently, he wants to know if someone finds one; it was both a revelation and a disappointment to know that even the editor of the NGS Quarterly has not found a source/citation tool that works well for genealogical sources.

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