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American Revolution and Texas Independence in Fort Worth Genealogy July 7 - 13

The Southwest Branch of the Arlington Public Library will have special speakers in July.
Ruth Goodman/Arlington Public Library

July 8: Join local authors and historians, Art Loughry and Dan Vanderburg, as they share their knowledge of the American Revolution and the Texas struggle for independence. This presentation will be 7 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library, 3311 Southwest Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington. Call 817 459-6900 for more information.

July 10: Deadline to register for Genealogy for Kids Camp, for children ages 8-12 at the National Archives Fort Worth. Students will learn valuable research skills when participating in fun hands-on activities related to historical records. The program is a three-day camp, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Contact in order to reserve space by July 10. Parents should include child's name and age when making reservation.

July 12: Visit Heritage Park, 201 Cullum Drive in Euless. Free tours second Saturday of every month from 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled on a different day depending on staff availability. Tour the Fuller House, the first brick home in Euless which is now a museum; the Himes Log House, built in the 1850s; and the McCormick Barn, built in 1919. For more information call 817-685-1649 or email Ofa "Mary" Faiva-Siale,

Registration now open: “A Genealogy Journey to Another Time, Another Place” at the 18th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference, Thur.-Sat., July 17, 18, 19, Angelina College Campus at Lufkin, Texas. Two optional all-day sessions are offered Thursday and attendees select one. Conference is Friday and Saturday with concurrent sessions throughout the day. There will be exhibitors, vendors and an opportunity to network with other researchers.

Registration now open: The Fort Worth Genealogical Society presents its annual summer seminar. This year’s speaker, Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck will discuss “Western Migrations.” The event is from 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., August 9, at Trinity Terrace Towers, 1600 Texas St. in Fort Worth. Registration fee is $40 per person through July 31 and $45 per person beginning August 1. For more information contact Debbie Pearson (817) 691-3257, or Roy Combrink (817) 292-5419,

Registration now open: The Dallas Genealogical Society presents its summer symposium July 11 and 12 featuring John Colletta, author and genealogy lecturer. The event will be held at the Dallas Public Library: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas. Registration details are online.

Registration now open: Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2014 will be Aug. 27-30 in San Antonio. Registration details and schedule are online.

All year: “Preserve the Pensions,” presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Archives, and the genealogical community, to digitize War of 1812 pension files through 2015.

All year: The Arlington Public Library has a genealogy and local history department that includes a print and microfilm collection. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Address is 101 E. Abram St., 817-459-6900.

All year: The Euless Public Library has genealogy resources, including Fold3, formerly known as Footnote, which is an online military database, and Newsbank, which provides access to newspapers and other news sources. Hours are 10 a.m- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5p.m. Sunday. Address is 201 N. Ector Drive, 817-685-1480.

All year: The Fort Worth Public Library houses an extensive genealogy collection and has software and reference material available for genealogists. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Address is 500 W. Third St., 817-392-7701.

All year: The Fort Worth Public Library publishes Genealogy Success Stories about local researchers and their genealogy discoveries. The most recent success story is about Donald Crews and his discovery.

All year: Civil War Veterans Memorial, on property owned by Bedford Church of Christ, 2401 Bedford Road, Bedford, Texas 76021, next to historic Bedford Cemetery. Open from dawn to dusk, free admission. Park in west parking lot of church.

All year: Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. In addition to providing exhibits, museum staff and volunteers can help patrons with genealogy. Donations requested. Located at 102 North Main St., Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250 or Like them on Facebook.

All year: Texas Civil War Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, 76108. Adult admission is $6, students ages 7-12 are $3 and children 6 and under are free with adult admission. This is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi. Contact (817) 246-2323, or join them on Facebook.

All year: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy assistance. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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