It is a busy week for Fort Worth area genealogists this week, with an introductory workshop, a lecture on Hispanic Texas, and a presentation on religious and ethnic groups in Colonial America. All three are free and open to the public.
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.
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 Sept. 9: Register for special ceremony honoring 65th Anniversary of the founding of General Edward H. Tarrant Chapter of the National Society US Daughters of 1812. The event is at 10 a.m., Sept. 11, at the grave of General Edward H. Tarrant, Pioneers Rest Cemetery. The event will be followed by lunch at the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. Register with Joye Evetts, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-244-1232.
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. 5: The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless. Visitors are welcome. 6:30 p.m. – Social; 7p.m. – General Meeting. This month’s speaker is Mic Barnette and “Immigration to and the Settlement of North America before the American Revolution: A Short Study of Religious and Ethnic Groups in Colonial America.”
Sept. 6: The National Archives of Fort Worth hosts its monthly “Friday Freebies” workshops the first Friday of the month. This month’s topic is “Introduction to Genealogy” by Archives Technician Aaron Holt. 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.
Sept. 7: “Hispanic Texas: Genealogical Stewpot,” presented by professional genealogist Janet Khashab, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Tandy Lecture Hall, Fort Worth Public Library (downtown), 500 W. Third St. This lecture is free and open to the public. The ethnically diverse residents of Spanish and Mexican Texas are often studied through the documents produced by government bureaucrats, Catholic clergy, and military leaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a professional how to locate pre-Republic era ancestors in the records, analyze findings, and better understand their lives in the context of the times. Participants will receive a list of archival and online resources to guide their research. Janet Khashab, a third-generation American of Mexican descent, is an accredited genealogist and immediate past president of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Call 817-257-6896 for more information.
Sept. 7: 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.
Sept. 3-7: 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
Sept. 3-7: 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.
Sept. 3-7: 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.
Sept. 3-7: 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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