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  • Author visits Fort Worth
    An evening with an author in Fort Worth Genealogy June 29 – July 5
    Check all websites and contact all libraries, genealogy societies, and museums to find out about any changes in schedules this week leading to July 4.June 30: General Membership meetings of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society are conducted on the...
  • Obadiah Hand land purchase document
    Ancestor 21: Obadiah Hand serves in two wars
    This is the 21st article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 edition.” This week’s theme is “Military.” Genealogists can check the Week 21 recap page and find articles listed by surname as part of...
  • Our Genealogy Group meets monthly at Clayton State University
    Our Genealogy Group meeting date changed
    Our Genealogy Group will meet July 12, 2015 due to the 4th of July Holiday on their regular meeting date. The meetings are free and open to everyone interested in family history. Our Genealogy Group (OGG) meets at Clayton State University, 2000...
  • Free Beginners Workshop
    Free beginners workshop in Fort Worth Genealogy June 22 - 28
    June 22: Judge Sandy Prindle will discuss the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the Grapevine Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., Grapevine Public Library.June 24: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand...
  • Relationship chart for genealogists is a useful tool
    Handy chart clarifies family relationships for genealogists
    Sometimes genealogists can get lost in their sea of relatives and ancestors. They may have trouble figuring out what their relationship is to other family members, especially when it comes to cousins once and twice removed.Many software apps have...
  • Free lecture on American Colonies this week
    Lecture on Colonial transformations in Fort Worth Genealogy June 15 - 21
    June 15: Humanities Texas, the Center for Texas Studies, and TCU present a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair in History at The University of Virginia, "Colonial Transformations,...
  • Jack marries Antonia
    Ancestor 23: Jack Everett marries Antonia after a quick courtship
    This is the 23rd article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 edition.” This week’s theme is “Wedding.” Genealogists can check the Week 23 recap page and find articles listed by surname as part of...
  • Civil War Enlistment papers
    Civil War research case study of William Long or Lang or Lange
    Civil War research provides excitement and challenges. Four articles have been previously published on Examiner. These articles demonstrate how to use the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard. In this concluding article, a narrative...
  • Better online research at free workshop
    Better online research in Fort Worth Genealogy June 8 - 14
    June 8: The Euless Historical Preservation Committee meets the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Pre-Council Chamber, 201 N. Ector Drive, Euless.June 9: The Arlington Genealogical Society meets the second Tuesday of months...
  • Intro to Genealogy is a Friday Freebie in June
    Intro to genealogy at NARA in Fort Worth Genealogy June 1 - 7
    June 3: The Mansfield Historical Society meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, 102 N. Main. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact 817-473-4250 or mansfieldmuseum@sbcglobal.net...
  • St. Charles, Missouri National Genealogical Society 2015
    St. Charles, Missouri National Genealogical Society 2015 conference
    The National Genealogical Society 2015 Educational Conference held in St. Charles, Missouri on May 13 through 16 was attended by over 2,500 people. With the title "Crossroads of America"the greater St. Louis area served as perfect hosts....
  • Civil War Enlistment papers
    Civil War research case study of William Long or Lang, part 4 and 5
    This case study started with a family memory of a Civil War soldier wounded in battle. William Long or Lang (1846-1928) married Louisa Elsner (1849-1931) on March 1, 1867 in Frankfort, Will County, Illinois. Who is William Long\Lang and how did...
  • Social media as a genealogy tool
    Social media in research in Fort Worth Genealogy May 26 - 31
    May 26: Judy Everett Ramos presents tips on using social media for genealogy research at the meeting of the Fort Worth Genealogy Society. Meetings are at Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Contact Don...
  • Ancestor may have fought with Pancho Villa
    Ancestor 20: Julian Flores the black sheep for leaving his family
    This is the 20th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 edition.” This week’s theme is “Black sheep.”Julian Flores is a maternal great-great grandfather for whom there is little information,...
  • Discover  with your ancestor's military history for Memorial Day
    Discover your ancestor's military history for Memorial Day
    Commemorate this Memorial Day by visiting the cemetery of your ancestorwho served in the military. What if you do not know which of your family members served in the military? You will learn some tips and resources to help you get started in this...
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