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  • Providence Skyline
    Thirteenth NERGC Conference in Providence, RI
    Anyone with roots in New England will want to save the dates April 15-18, 2015. These are the dates for the NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc.) Conference in Providence, R.I. This is the thirteenth conference and this year...
  • Townley ledger
    Henry Stiles’ rule #3: Genealogy scams
    In A hand-book of practical suggestions for the use of students in genealogy (1899), Henry R. Stiles reminds us that good research may displace firmly held family beliefs. His top three mythbusters: the emigration of the three brothers; the...
  • Frank Crawford Everett
    Ancestor 4: A girl named Frank Everett born on the wild Texas frontier
    This is the fourth article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.” This week’s theme is “Closest to your birthday,” which is May 18.Frank Crawford Everett was a great-grand aunt. She was...
  • Cherokee DNA Studies combo
    Cherokee DNA Studies by Donald and Teresa Yates
    This book is a “must read” for Cherokee descendants and a “should read” for other Native American descendants. It was published in late 2014 and therefore has the latest technical information on the rapidly improving...
  • Mesquite Genealogical Society February 2015 meeting
    Workshop in Mesquite on picture restoration using Photoshop Elements
    The Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society will host a workshop February 12 called “Picture Restoration Using Photoshop Elements” presented by Kathy Keith. The event will be in the Mesquite Main Library Meeting Room, 300 W....
  • Online searching in genealogy
    Online search strategies in Fort Worth Genealogy Jan. 26 – Feb. 1
    Jan. 25: “Sons of Liberty” miniseries on the History Channel, Jan. 25-27, at 8 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth. It will air three nights in a row and will be repeated numerous times between Jan. 25 and Jan. 30. The miniseries is described as...
  • Brigida Sepulveda was one tough pioneer woman
    Ancestor 3: Tough woman Brigida Sepulveda raised kids on her own
    This is the third article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition.”Brigida Sepulveda is a maternal great-great grandmother. After years of marriage and motherhood she found herself alone, raising her children...
  • Beginners workshop in Fort Worth genealogy: January 19-25
    Free beginners workshop in Fort Worth Genealogy Jan. 19 - 25
    Jan. 20: “Genealogy Roadshow” airs on KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., through Feb. 24. This episode takes place in St. Louis, where a mystery writer discovers a secret hidden by her mother.Jan. 20: Parker County Heritage...
  • American Soldiers
    Genealogy resources: How to search military records
    When searching for records in genealogy, it is important to know what you are looking for and then find out where those records might be located. The same is true of military records. Proper ground work needs to be done to prepare for actual...
  • Coronation of Louis VIII and Blanche Castile
    Ancestor 2: Louis VIII King of France died young after a short reign
    Louis VIII of France is the second ancestor in the 2015 genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition,” where every week has a new theme. The second theme is “King.”Louis VIII was born in September 1187 and is...
  • Finding your family
    Genealogy 101: Where to begin
    Finding your ancestors is called genealogy. For some people this is a hobby, for others an obsession. It will bring you hours of frustration and years of satisfaction. Some of our ancestors are illusive and others lead us to places we never...
  • film in projector
    Using microfilm to unearth family and community history
    [GENEALOGY]There was a time in our nation's history when newspapers, books, and periodicals were not stored on an online computer database. Instead, they were stored on microfilm or microfiche, accessible at a local library by using a reader...
  • Arlington Genealogical Society workshop, Jan. 2015
    Local legends in Fort Worth Genealogy Jan. 12 - 17
    Jan. 12: 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 second Monday 1-3 p.m.Jan. 13: Monthly meeting of the...
  • Save the date for the Arlington Family History Fair
    2015 family history fair to feature recorded sessions from RootsTech conference
    Genealogists will learn from local speakers and from pre-recorded 2015 RootsTech workshop sessions at the fifthannual Arlington Family History Fair March 7. The free event will be at Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington,...
  • Antonia Flores Everett
    Ancestor 1: Antonia Flores gets a fresh start as a young widow
    Antonia Flores is the first ancestor in the 2015 genealogy project, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition,” where every week has a new theme. The first theme is “A Fresh Start.”The first ancestor that comes to mind is...