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  • 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...
  • 1676 death record from Monterrey, Mexico
    Ancestor 46: Jose Martinez Guajardo died and left behind a young family
    This is the 46th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Jose Martinez Guajardo is a paternal ninth great-grandfather. He was born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, but the year of his birth is unknown. His parents...
  • A wikid family tree
    Through the woods to grandmother’s house…
    As we again approach the holiday season, please keep in mind the importance of talking with family members, especially the older ones you may not see too often anymore, about your family history and about when they were young. Ask pointed...
  • Western Swing performance and history in Fort Worth genealogy
    Western Swing music and history in Fort Worth Genealogy Nov. 17 - 23
    Nov. 18: “Finding Your Roots with Louis Henry Gates, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on KERA, Channel 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos each learn about their ancestry.Nov. 18: The Birdville Museum will present...
  • Sarah Fagan Everett pension application for John Everett
    Ancestor 45: John Everett served in the American Revolution
    This is the 45th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”John Everett is a paternal fourth great-grandfather. The information about his life comes from several sources. One source is A.K. Register, a certified...
  • Virginia Live Oak
    Trouble documenting a Virginia death?
    Did your ancestor die in Virginia? You may have noticed that fewer death records are online for Virginia than many other states. Hopefully, the resources below will make it easier for you to find death records for Virginia.Before 1853Death records...
  • Did your ancestor die in the Lone Star State?
    Did your ancestor die in the Lone Star State?
    Why is it useful to document the death of your ancestor? Locating your ancestor’s death information can lead you to discover more. An address on a death record can help you locate land records or a local church. If the birth date or place is...
  • Ancestry workshop on DNA in Fort Worth
    Free workshop on DNA research in Fort Worth Genealogy Nov. 10 - 16
    Nov. 10: 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...
  • Vermont
    Documenting Vermont Deaths
    Are you trying to document the death of your ancestor in Vermont? You may not be aware of the different places to look for resources. Below, you may be able to find one or more resources that will help you:Vermont vital records onlineVermont,...
  • Writing a family history workshop
    Workshop on writing a family history coming up in Mesquite
    The Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society will host a workshop November 13 called “Writing Your Family’s Story” presented by Janet Paulos Khashab.The event will be in the Mesquite Main Library Meeting Room, 300 W. Grubb...
  • Matilda of Flanders, Queen of England
    Ancestor 44: Matilda of Flanders was small in stature but left a large legacy
    This is the 44th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Matilda of Flanders is a paternal ancestor. She is a 28th great-grandmother through one paternal line, but there are numerous ways to connect to her. The...
  • Mt. Greenwood Cemetery
    Where a Marriage Record Can Lead
    As a good researcher, you will want to document various events in your ancestor’s life like birth, marriage and death. At first, you may not realize the importance of looking for historical records to prove the dates and places for events....