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Free programs and genealogy advice in Fort Worth Genealogy April 14 - 20

This free series provides historical information genealogists can use in research.
This free series provides historical information genealogists can use in research.
Suzanne Fritz/Fort Worth Public Library

April 14: Grapevine Namedroppers meet the second Monday of the month in the Presentation Room of the Grapevine Public Library located at 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine,at 10:30 a.m. for local area support, questions and answers. These programs are free and open to anyone interested in learning how to find out about their family history. This month’s speaker is Nancy Maxwell, “From here to there: Travel and Transportation in Early America.”

April 14: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, 75051 has volunteer genealogy members who introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library on the second Monday from 1-3 p.m.

April 16: There will be a book signing party from 5-7 p.m. at 2902 Race Street in Fort Worth for the new book, "Fort Worth's Oakhurst Neighborhood.”

April 19: Fifth program in the free, “History Anonymous” series at the Northwest Campus of Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. This series tries to bring a deeper and better understanding of the people, events, and forces that have shaped people and history. The topic for this session is, “Giving it the business: Cash Crops, Conceptions, and Culture.” There will be a presentation by Linda Frazier, “Double, Double, Oil and Trouble: A Woman Wildcatter in the East Texas Oil Fields” and a presentation by Bradley Borougerdi, “Refashioning Meaning: Hemp, Culture, and Orientalism.” The session will be 10:30 a.m.-Noon, in the Northwest Campus Library Foyer, 3rd Floor WTLO.

April 19: National Archives 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.

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 mansfieldmuseum@sbcglobal.net

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, questions@texascivilwarmuseum.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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