April 3: The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless. Visitors are welcome at 6:30 p.m. for the social and at 7 p.m. for the general meeting. This month’s speaker is Bernard N. Meisner, “Applying Family Naming Conventions to Your Genealogical Research.” Meisner, who is Mid-Cities secretary and webmaster, will review some traditional naming conventions and discuss how they can be used to provide clues for identifying family members. He will also review some rather unique names that have been bestowed on children by their parents.
April 4: The National Archives of Fort Worth hosts its monthly “Friday Freebies” workshops the first Friday of the month. This month’s topic is “Researching Original Records at the Fort Worth Archives for Texas Topics” by Senior Archivist Barbara Rust. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
April 4: "Hispanic Legacy: Embracing Our Native American Heritage" at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, presented by HOGAR de Dallas, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, 75204. Call (214) 671-0045 for more information. Chief Rufus Davis has served as the Tribal Chief of the Adai Caddo Nation in Robeline, Louisiana for more than 20 years. He has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the many different Native Indian Tribes and cultures of the Americas. The Adai Caddo Indian Nation has a vast presence in American History but limited information is recorded about the Nation’s history, culture, and traditions. By sharing his tribal history with historical and genealogical organizations, Chief Davis also hopes to promote the history of Native Americans by including special programs for student and senior citizen groups.
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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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