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.
Now: Dallas Genealogical Society actively seeking articles for launch of new scholarly journal, “Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society.” They will pay authors whose articles are accepted. The journal will be published spring 2013. Guidelines for submission and information about payment are available.
Feb. 1: National Archives Fort Worth: Friday Freebies, “Introduction to African American Genealogical Research” by Reference Archivist Damani Davis. The National Archives at Fort Worth hosts free genealogical workshops the first Friday of the month from noon-1 p.m. at Montgomery Plaza, 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 162, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com to attend. Attendees may bring a sack lunch. Call (817) 831-5620 with questions. All workshops are free.
Feb. 1-2: 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
Feb. 1-2: 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 the Facebook page to learn more.
Feb. 1-2: 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.
Feb. 2: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy help. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2013: Daughters of American Colonists, Texas State Society 83rd State Assembly, Feb. 15-16, Hilton Garden Inn, Duncanville.
2013: State Council & State Board Meeting of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, Feb. 22-24, Hilton Garden Inn, Temple
2013: Registration open for Family Tree University Virtual Conference, all online, Feb. 22-24.
2013: Arlington Family History Fair, “Bring Life to Your Research,” March 2, free of charge, although there is a charge for a complete syllabus and/or lunch. Schedule of workshops listed on their website.
Through April 30, 2013: HOGAR de Dallas, a Spanish genealogical organization, will award one scholarship of $1,000 to a high school graduating senior who submits a pedigree chart and essay that follows the assigned criteria. Essay will be published in HOGAR journal.
2013: Registration now open for the National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference, Las Vegas May 8-11.
2013: Texas State Genealogical Society will host annual conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Round Rock.
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