Call or go online to confirm all schedules due to Memorial Day Weekend.
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 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Address is 101 E. Abram St., 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 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-5 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 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Address is 500 W. 3rd St., 817-392-7701.
All year: The Fort Worth Public Library publishes Genealogy Success Stories about local researchers and their genealogy discoveries. Scroll down this page to find individual stories published by the history and archives staff of the library. Read about Rita Martin, who found out she is related to Davy Crockett.
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: Dallas Genealogical Society continues to add to its cemetery database.
May 21-25: 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
May 21-25: Military Museum of Fort Worth, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 712 Dorothy Lane, Fort Worth, 76107. Admission is free. Closed major holidays. The museum focus is the military as it pertains to Texas veterans. The museum presents military artifacts and the stories about them in order to educate the public. Call (817) 386-9498 or visit their Facebook page to learn more.
May 21-25: Texas Civil War Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, closed major holidays, 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.
May 21 and 23: Leonora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, sponsored by the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission, 1020 E. Humbolt, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Call (817) 332-6049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 22-25: 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.
May 25: 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) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact email@example.com. This month’s topic is church, cemetery, and vital records.
May 25: Genealogical Computer Users Group will meet 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W. 3rd St., in the Intel Computer Lab. This group meets the fourth Saturday of each month January through August. For more information or to arrange a presentation to this group contact Clois Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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