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 Arlington Public Library has a genealogy and local history department that includes a print and microfilm collection. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday. Address is 101 East Abram Street, 817-459-6900.
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 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday. 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 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Address is 500 W. Third Street, 817-392-7701.
July 31 – Aug. 4: Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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, TX 76063, (817) 473-4250 or info@mansfieldhistory.
July 31 and Aug. 2: Leonora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, sponsored by the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., free admission, 1020 E. Humbolt, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Call (817) 332-6049 or email email@example.com
Aug. 1 – 4: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy assistance. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 2: The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless, Texas. Visitors are welcome. 6:30 p.m. – Social; 7:00 p.m. – General Meeting. This month will include an ice cream social and election of officers. Kelvin Meyers will speak on “My Ancestor the Texas Ranger-Proving His Service.” A professional genealogist for more than 20 years, and an avid researcher historian for over 30 years, Kelvin Meyers brings a great knowledge of social sciences, history, genealogy, and some private investigator techniques to his work. After working in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, he now contracts as a forensic genealogist with law firms, banks, the U.S. Immigration Service, searching for missing or unknown heirs to estates and to oil and gas leases. Meyers is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.A native of Crosby County Texas, Meyers has published two books on his home county. One is about deed abstracts and the other is a compilation of records, including church, marriage, and census. His third book features abstracts of the probate minutes. He is also abstracting the births, deaths, and marriages from the Semi-Weekly Farm News.
Aug. 3: National Archives Southwest Region: Friday Freebies, “Genealogy for Kids,”by Jenny Sweeney, education specialist. The National Archives at Fort Worth hosts free genealogical workshops the first Friday of the month from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Montgomery Plaza, 2600 West 7th Street, Suite 162, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Attendees may bring a sack lunch. Call (817) 831-5620 with questions. All workshops are free.
Through Aug. 11: Register for the Fort Worth Genealogical Society summer workshop, “Coming to America: Your Immigrant Ancestor,” with speaker Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck . Early registration, which must be received by July 31, is $40 per person and includes lunch of Quiche Lorraine, coffee, drinks, rolls, soup, and dessert. Late registration (after July 31) or at the door is $45. For information on the event contact Debbie Pearson, email@example.com. Interested vendors should contact Rob Yoder, RGYoder@juno.com
Through August: Registration for Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference: “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the Old Southwest,” Birmingham, Ala.
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