Local genealogists can’t do much better than getting professional advice free of charge at the third annual Arlington Family History Fair March 2.
The free event will be at Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016.
Genealogists will not believe the great sessions available to them for free at the Family History Fair, “Bring Life to Your Research.” The event is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
This day-long event features general sessions and concurrent workshops on topics such as photography, African American research, American immigration, military records, wills and probate process, German research, mobile devices and genealogy, and more.
- 8 a.m.: Registration
- 9 a.m.: Plenary session, “Photography for Genealogists”
- 10:15 a.m.: Concurrent sessions on repatriation, beginning research, sharing the family’s story, photography for genealogists, finding your ancestor’s maiden name, the role of the family history consultant
- 11:30 a.m.: Concurrent sessions on American immigration resources, African American research, proven research strategies, researching U.S. military records, wills and probate process, indexing – giving back
- 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and visit display booths in gym
- 1:45 p.m.: Plenary session, “An Introduction to the NARA Online”
- 3 p.m.: Concurrent sessions on German research and principles, organizing information, getting the most from Family Search, building your own blog, mobile devices and genealogy
No pre-registration is required to attend the conference, but it requested so that the organizers have an idea of how many people will attend each session. There is a charge for a complete syllabus and/or lunch.
The Family History Center hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 817-446-7088.
The Arlington Texas Family History Center is hosted by the Arlington Texas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) - the Mormons - in coordination with other LDS congregations in the region. The center is hosted by volunteers from local LDS congregations and provides family history and genealogy services free of charge to individuals and families. The services they provide are ancillary to and supported by the Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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