This is the list of genealogy events in the Fort Worth area for Aug. 17-23. Some listings include links to the sponsoring organization’s website. There is no meeting for the Euless Historical Preservation Committee in July or August.
Aug. 19: 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.
Aug. 22: The Beginners Workshop is a series of eight free presentations sponsored by the Fort Worth Genealogical Society that are open to the public. The sessions are offered on the fourth Saturday (not the last Saturday) of the month from January through August. Workshops are held at the Fort Worth Public Library (main downtown branch), 500 W. Third St., from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is the last session for the year. The topic is “Leaving a Legacy – Sharing the Results of Your Research.”
Aug. 22: Fort Worth Genealogical Society Computer Users Group meetings deal with using computers and the Internet in genealogical research. They are hands-on sessions at the Computer Lab’s 24 work stations. Meetings are free and open to the public. They are held from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month, January through August, at the Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth, at the Intel Computer Lab. This month’s topic is genealogy software programs. For more information contact Ed McCoy, Ed4McCoy@live.com
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.
Aug. 23: “Who Do You Think You Are?” is back for a seventh season. The remaining celebrities to be featured include Tom Bergeron and Bryan Cranston. The show will air Sundays at 8 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Mark your calendar: The Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Mesquite Main Library meeting room, 6:30-7:45 p.m., to hear Carl Oehmann discuss researching WWII records. There will be refreshments at 6 p.m. before the program. The library address is 300 W. Grubb Dr., Mesquite, 75149. Guests are welcome.
Mark your calendar: Fort Worth Genealogical Society’s 2015 End of Summer Seminar, “Technology: Genealogical Skills for the Future,” featuring Lisa Louise Cooke, Saturday, Sept. 19. at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus.
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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