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  • Brides arriving in Quebec
    Canadian genealogy and the Filles du Roi
    Almost anyone who is of French Canadian extraction will find upon research that they have one or more of the women known as the Filles du Roi, or King’s Daughters in their ancestry. These women, who were recruited in France were what would...
  • 2015 family history fair
    Family history fair in Fort Worth Genealogy March 2 – 8
    March 2: Texans celebrate Texas Independence Day. On this day in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos, giving birth to the Republic of Texas. Genealogists with ties to early Texas may qualify for...
  • John Fagan Everitt
    Ancestor 8: John Fagan Everitt remembered for his good deeds
    This is the eighth article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.” This week’s theme is “Good deeds.”John Fagan Everitt is a paternal third great-grandfather. He led an active and...
  • Get a Clue
    Genealogy: William H. Dunham died 1891
    William H. Dunham died 1891. Who is he? The "H" may represent Harold, Harry, Henry or a surname such as Hempton. Unknown at this time, the "H" is still a mystery. Known fact, there are two men named William H. Dunham that died...
  • Newspapers
    I do not see my ancestor's obituary online
    Have you ever purchased a subscription to an online newspaper database and not found anything on your ancestor? What if you were advised first to check to see if the newspaper you needed was there first? In genealogical research, you look for...
  • Fallen Limb of a Family Tree
    Avoiding the weak limb on a family tree
    The most popular database on Ancestry.com is the Public Member Tree with currently2,147,483,647 records which are more entries than any individual US Census. That is enough to make one concerned about the value of a member tree. To those new to...
  • Land records research in Fort Worth Genealogy Feb. 23 - March 1
    Land records and census research in Fort Worth Genealogy Feb. 23 – March 1
    Many facilities are closed in DFW Monday (no genealogy activity was scheduled today anyway), possibly through Wednesday, due to icy conditions. Contact all museums, libraries, and genealogical organizations to check their schedules this week.Feb....
  • Our Genealogy Group 4th Annual FREE genealogy workshop
    FREE genealogy workshop offered by Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State
    Spend March 7, 2015, your whole day, learning how to accomplish more genealogical research in less time. Our Genealogy Group will sponsor their fourth annual FREE genealogy workshop at Clayton State University. The FREE workshop will meet from 8...
  • William the Conqueror had rocky start to romance
    Ancestor 7: William the Conqueror knocked his love off her feet
    This is the seventh article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.” This week’s theme is “Love” because Valentine’s Day happened during this seventh week of 2015.Sometimes there is...
  • Heraldry how-to's: Finding your family's crest
    Heraldry how-to's: Finding your family's crest
    Genealogy is a popular pursuit, with family emblems and heraldry following suit. How might a person go about uncovering his or her family crest or coat of arms?With a bit of research, this may not be such a tall order, if a family actually has...
  • DRT workshop about membership eligibility this week
    DRT eligibility workshop in Fort Worth Genealogy Feb. 16 - 22
    Feb. 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.Feb. 17: “Genealogy...
  • Saint Begga
    Ancestor 6: Saint Begga is so far away in time and place
    This is the sixth article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.” This week’s theme is “So far away.”Begga of Landen is the ancestor traced the farthest back in the family tree. She is so...
  • Tamika Strong Vice-President of AAHGS metro Atlanta Chapter (2015)
    Genealogy event: Reconstruction Symposium February 21, 2015
    The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom will be the topic of the symposium sponsored by the National Archives at Atlanta in partnership with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Metro Atlanta...
  • DAR resources
    DAR resources in Fort Worth Genealogy Feb. 9 - 15
    Feb. 9: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.Feb. 9: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand...
  • El Cid the military legend
    Ancestor 5: El Cid plowed through war, exile, tragedy, to become a legend
    This is the fifth article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.” This week’s theme is “Plowing through,” which can mean to work through something with determination.El Cid, the national...