April 29: General Membership meetings of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society are conducted on the last Tuesday of each month with the exception of December. Meetings are at Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Contact Debbie Pearson for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 691-3257. This month’s topic is “Who’s your mama? Tracing your female ancestors,” presented by Terri Meeks. For every male ancestor in a genealogist’s direct line there is a female ancestress. Those maiden names were not always recorded. Terri has some tips in trying to track down those elusive female maiden names.
May 2: The National Archives of Fort Worth hosts its monthly “Friday Freebies” workshops the first Friday of the month. This month’s topic is “Deciphering Dawes Cards,” by Archives Director Meg Hacker. Anyone researching Native Americans from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations will benefit from this session.Workshop time is 12 noon-1 p.m. at the Montgomery Plaza location, 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 162, 817-831-5620. Space is limited, so contact email@example.com to make arrangements to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while attending this free workshop. Call (817) 831-5620 with questions.
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 Sheryl Rascher. By reading the Texas State Genealogical Society Journal, “Stirpes,” Sheryl was able to learn about Texas First Families and eventually obtain a certificate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Genealogists can also 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, email@example.com 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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