NOTE: The Arlington Public Library (Abram St. location) will be closed Sept. 17-20 for plumbing repairs. The Sept. 19 presentation by John C. Waugh on the Civil War will move to the City Council chambers.
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. Scroll down the page to find individual stories published by the history and archives staff of the library.
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 email@example.com
All year: Military Museum of Fort Worth, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 712 Dorothy Lane, Fort Worth, 76107. Admission is free. Closed major holidays. The museum focus is the military as it pertains to Texas veterans. The museum presents military artifacts and the stories about them in order to educate the public. Call (817) 386-9498 or visit their Facebook page to learn more.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Through Sept.: July - September 2013 DGS Newsletter available online, published by the Dallas Genealogical Society. Current and archived newsletters are available for viewing.
Through Sept.: Somos Primos, dedicated to Hispanic Heritage, has published its September edition online.
Through Nov. 30: “The Test,” an exhibit about the Texas Airmen of the Tuskegee Project, at Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, 1020 E. Humbolt Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Museum hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Presented by the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society. To arrange an appointment for a special tour call (817) 332-6049.
Sept. 19: Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75051 has volunteer genealogy members who will introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library on the third Thursday fo each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: Civil War presentation moved from Arlington Public Library to Arlington City Council Chambers due to plumbing issues at library.
Sept. 21: “We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” a free workshop on early African American schools in Fort Worth, 10 a.m.-noon at Baker Chapel AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt St., Fort Worth, 76104. This workshop is presented by Gayle W. Hanson and is sponsored by Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society.
Sept. 21: National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth is open the third Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Computers, microfilm machines, and free printing available. The NARA’s address is 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 162, 817-831-5620.
Sept. 21: Colonel E.W. Taylor Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans #1777, along with Birdville Historical Society and Birdville Cemetery Association, will host a dedication of six Civil War veteran markers in the Birdville Cemetery at 10 a.m. Birdville Cemetery is located at 6279 Cemetery Road in Haltom City, Texas. Refreshments will be served and limited seating is provided. Attendees may park on the road inside the cemetery.
Sept. 21: Texas Ancestry Day seminars at Arlington Convention Center is sold out. Registration closed.
Sept. 21: Local genealogists with royal ancestry can tune in to “The White Queen” to watch their ancestors’ stories portrayed. The miniseries is produced for Starz and airs each episode at 8 p.m. each Saturday in Dallas/Fort Worth.
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