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 Aug. 31: Somos Primos, dedicated to Hispanic Heritage, has published its August edition online.
Through Sept.: July - September 2013 DGS Newsletter available online, published by the Dallas Genealogical Society. Current and archived newsletters are available for viewing.
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.
Aug. 20-24: 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
Aug. 20-24: 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.
Aug. 20-24: 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.
Aug. 21-24: 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.
Aug. 24: This is the last session of the Beginners Workshop, a series of eight free presentations sponsored by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society that is open to the public. The sessions are offered on the fourth Saturday (not the last Saturday) of the month from January through August. Workshops are held at the Fort Worth Public Library (main downtown branch) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This month’s topic is “Leaving a Legacy,” which features unique ways of sharing research with family members, publication hints, choice of numbering systems, indexing, proof reading, how to secure a copyright, acquiring a Library of Congress Catalog Card Number, and suggestions for the design of a publication. The library is located at 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth. Contact Terri Meeks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 24: Fort Worth Genealogical Society Computer Users Group meetings deal with using computers and the Internet in genealogical research. They are hands-on sessions at the computer lab's 24 work stations. Meetings are free and open to the public, from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month, January through August, at the Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, at the Intel Computer Lab. For more information contact Clois Richardson, email@example.com
Aug. 24: 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 its third episode at 8 p.m. in Dallas/Fort Worth, with a new episode every Saturday.
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