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World War I records research in Fort Worth Genealogy Aug. 25 - 31

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society will present a workshop on researching World War I records.
Suzanne Fritz/Fort Worth Public Library

Aug. 26: General Membership meetings of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society are conducted on the last Tuesday of each month with the exception of December. Meetings are at Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, 6:30-7:45 p.m. This month’s speaker is Debbie Pearson on “World War I: 100 Years of Records.” She will show attendees some of the places to find records and information on the men and families of this time period, including NARA, Fold3, and Debbie Pearson for more information, or (817) 691-3257.

Through Aug. 30: "Celebrating and Forgetting, Lamenting and Remembering the US-Mexico War 1846-1848," the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries' Special Collections. The materials for this exhibit were drawn entirely from the university's special collections and represent only a small portion of the US-Mexico materials collected, donated, and endowed by Fort Worth attorney, collector, and philanthropist Jenkins Garrett, Sr. Contact 817-272-3393,, or visit the companion online exhibit

Coming soon: Exploring Más allá del Río Bravo: Breve Historia Mexicana del Norte de Texas (Beyond the Rio Bravo: A Brief Mexican History of North Texas) with Dr. Roberto Calderon, University of North Texas, Sept. 6., Fort Worth Central Library.

Coming soon: The first presentation of the 2014-2015 Billy W. Sills Lecture Series, Sept. 13, at the Billy W. Sills Center for Archives/FWISD. Max Courtney will share his experiences in forensic science.

Registration open: The North Texas Genealogy Association, Wichita Falls TX, announces its fall seminar, Sept. 20, 2014. The guest speaker is D. Joshua “Josh” Taylor. For more than 15 years, Taylor has been an active genealogist, tracing the histories of families across the globe. He can be seen on “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS), “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC and TLC). Seminar check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar is 9a.m.-4p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 909 10th St. (intersection of 10th St. and Travis), Wichita Falls, Texas. Deadline to register is Sept. 6. Visit the seminar website to learn more and to register.

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 Donald Crews and his discovery.

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 Like them on Facebook.

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, 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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