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  • Land grant to Loyalist Samuel Hand
    Ancestor 51: Samuel Hand was a Loyalist who fled to Canada
    This is the 51st article in the genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Samuel Hand is a paternal fifth great-grandfather. He was born in New Jersey between 1728 and 1738. He was the son of Nehemiah Hand and Lydia (some say last...
  • 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    DVD review: 'Family Tree: The Complete First Season'
    Christopher Guest has given us some of the most endearing improvised pseudo-documentary comedies of the 80s and 90s with 'This Is Spinal Tap', 'Waiting for Guffman', and 'Best In Show'.He returns to give us an HBO series...
  • Phebe Hand
    Ancestor 50: Phebe Hand laid the foundation for Vanderbilt success
    This is the 50th article in the genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Phebe Hand is a paternal fourth great-grand aunt. She was born April 15, 1767 in Rahway, Essex County, New Jersey, the daughter of Samuel Hand and Phebe Lum....
  • 2014 Holiday Dinner Gatherings
    2014 Holiday Dinner Gatherings
    With holiday gatherings of family and close friends we have our annual opportunity to gather stories about our families’ heritage and history that few other circumstances offer. As Springfield family history and genealogy researchers we...
  • National Archives Fort Worth open Saturday
    National Archives open Saturday in Fort Worth Genealogy Dec. 15 - 21
    Dec. 18: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, 75051 has volunteer genealogy members who introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library on the third Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.Dec. 20: National...
  • National Genealogical Society logo
    Genealogy: Review of the NGS educational opportunities
    The National Genealogical Society offers a variety of learning possibilities. The educational options vary in a diversity of formats from conferences and research trips, publications and videos to at home studies. This article will review the at...
  • Vincent Meigs genealogy book
    Ancestor 49: Vincent Meigs journeyed from England to America
    This is the 49th article in the genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Vincent Meigs is a paternal 10th great-grandfather. Information about his life comes from several books and a genealogy website.The book, “Records of...
  • Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
    Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Winchester, Va.
    The Steward Bell Jr. Archives are located in the basement of the Handley Library in downtown Winchester. The archives were established in 1979 and contain an extensive collection of material on the people, places and events of the Lower Shenandoah...
  • Historic homes Christmas tour
    Historic homes Christmas tours in Fort Worth Genealogy Dec. 8 - 14
    Dec. 8: Grapevine Namedroppers meet the second Monday of the month in the Presentation Room of the Grapevine Public Library located at 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine,at 10:30 a.m. for local area support, questions and answers. These programs are...
  • Obadiah Hand land purchase
    Ancestor 48: Obadiah Hand legend says he was in American Revolution
    This is the 48th article in the genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Obadiah Hand is a paternal fourth great-grandfather.His life is filled with genealogical black holes and brick walls. He frustrates his genealogist...
  • Native American research at NARA Friday Freebies.
    Native American research in Fort Worth Genealogy Dec. 1 - 7
    Dec. 5: The National Archives of Fort Worth hosts its monthly “Friday Freebies” workshops the first Friday of the month. This month’s topic is “New and Improved American Indian Online Resources” by Archives Director...
  • John Fagan Everitt courtroom portrait
    Ancestor 47: John Fagan Everitt - war hero, politician, family man
    This is the 47th article in the genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”John Fagan Everitt is a paternal third great-grandfather He was born March 15, 1784 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina to John Everett and Sarah Fagan....
  • Genealogy publications
    Expand your research skills with genealogy magazines and journals
    When you receive a new issue of a genealogy magazine or journal, do you read it cover to cover? Or do you browse through the pages, looking for an article that fits in with your family research plan or contains related surnames? If you’re in...
  • Jane Angeline Dunham Couch and parents
    Genealogy: Brick wall or speed bump?
    Many times in research, the genealogist runs into a brick wall, speed bump or stumbling block. Do you have a plan to overcome the obstacle? How about visiting the basics again, again and again. In order to get a fresh perspective, allow time...
  • Going beyond vital statistics in genealogy research
    Taking research beyond vital statistics in Fort Worth Genealogy Nov. 24 - 30
    Check websites or contact museums, societies, and other organizations about hours of operation during Thanksgiving week.Nov. 25: General Membership meetings of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society are conducted on the last Tuesday of each month...