No meeting for the Euless Historical Preservation Committee in July or August.
July 28: Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Garcia speaking on “Tarrant County Land Records” at the meeting of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. General Membership meetings of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society are conducted on the last Tuesday of each month with the exception of December. Meetings are at Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Contact Don Crews for more information, email@example.com or (817) 691-3257.
Aug 2: “Who Do You Think You Are?” is back for a seventh season. The remaining celebrities to be featured include Tom Bergeron, Bryan Cranston, and Alfre Woodard. The show will air Sundays at 8 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Coming Aug. 6: Grand Prairie Genealogical Society will meet at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover, 6:30-9 p.m., to participate in a webinar called, “Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors” by D. Joshua Taylor. Tracing ancestors in the years before US independence can be tricky because centuries-old Colonial records are more unpredictable and unfamiliar than the sources genealogists use to trace family back to the Colonial era. Genealogists will discover helpful strategies for research in this hour-long webinar with Taylor, who is one of the professional genealogists from the television series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”Guests are always welcome.
Coming Aug. 6-7: Dallas Genealogical Society Summer Symposium, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. Dallas, 75201, “Researching in Texas,” with Teri Flack as featured speaker.
Coming Aug. 22: The Captain Nathaniel Mills Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will present, “A Genealogy Workshop,” 11 a.m. at the Haltom City Public Library, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, 76117. Attendees are asked to bring a brown bag lunch because the workshop will run through lunch. Topics to be covered include Familysearch.org, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Lineage Societies Do’s and Don’ts. The presenter will be Tresa Tatyrek, Texas State DAR District II, Vice Chair Volunteer Genealogist Committee.
Mark your calendar: The Mansfield Historical Society will have a yard sale fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will be held at 210 N. Smith St. Those who wish to donate to the event may contact Vern Raven, (817) 473-4250.
All year: “Preserve the Pensions,” presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Archives, and the genealogical community, to digitize War of 1812 pension files through 2015.
All year: The City of Arlington Central Library, serving patrons for the last 40 years, closed permanently December 23, 2014. The closure is a key step in the transition to a new George W. Hawkes Central Library at a site across Center Street from its present location and scheduled to open in 2017. In the interim, Arlington library patrons will use a temporary downtown library service center named “Central Express” located at 200 N. Cooper Street. This downtown library offers computer access, Wi-Fi, new and high demand materials for adults and children and holds pickup. Hours of service at the Central Express Library will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The genealogy collections will be divided among various library locations. Read about where the various collections are housed.
All year: The Euless Public Library has genealogy resources, including Fold3, formerly known as Footnote, which is an online military database, and Newsbank, which provides access to newspapers and other news sources. Hours are 10 a.m- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5p.m. Sunday. Address is 201 N. Ector Drive, 817-685-1480.
All year: The Fort Worth Public Library houses an extensive genealogy collection and has software and reference material available for genealogists. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Address is 500 W. Third St., 817-392-7701.
All year: The Fort Worth Public Library publishes Genealogy Success Stories about local researchers and their genealogy discoveries. The most recent success story is about Gerry Gieger and the research he did on his wife’s behalf before she passed away.
All year: Civil War Veterans Memorial, on property owned by Bedford Church of Christ, 2401 Bedford Road, Bedford, Texas 76021, next to historic Bedford Cemetery. Open from dawn to dusk, free admission. Park in west parking lot of church.
All year: Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. In addition to providing exhibits, museum staff and volunteers can help patrons with genealogy. Donations requested. Located at 102 North Main St., Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org Like them on Facebook.
All year: Texas Civil War Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, 76108. Adult admission is $6, students ages 7-12 are $3 and children 6 and under are free with adult admission. This is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi. Contact (817) 246-2323, email@example.com or join them on Facebook.
All year: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy assistance. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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