Sept. 23: Season two of “Finding Your Roots with Louis Henry Gates, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on KERA, Channel 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth. The first episode is about author Stephen King and actors Courtney B. Vance and Gloria Reuben, who learn about their paternal ancestry.
Sept. 24: 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 fourth Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon.
Mark your calendar for upcoming events
Coming Sept. 30: 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. This month’s topic is “What’s in a Name?” with Anna Guy-Burroughs. Contact Don Crews for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Oct. 3: The National Archives Fort Worth presents “Public Land Records at the National Archives” as part of its Friday Freebies series. Space is limited, so contact email@example.com or calling 817-831-5620to make arrangements to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while attending this free workshop.
Coming Oct. 4: Dallas Genealogical Society, 11 a.m. at the Dallas Public Library for a program by Connie Gray, the Texas representative of the American Adoption Congress, founder of Texas Adoptive Rights, and an adoptee. Her program, “One Person, Two Birth Certificates; The History of Adoption and Birth Certificates in the State of Texas,” is a historical overview of adoption practices and amended birth certificates in Texas. Genealogists need to be aware of the history of adoption and adoption records to understand how they may impact genealogical research.
Coming Oct. 9: Mesquite Historical & Genealogical Society hosts National Archives Fort Worth Director Meg Hacker as she presents “Fort Smith Criminal Case Files.” The meeting is open to the public. Visit their website for details.
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.-6 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. 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 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 Donald Crews and his discovery.
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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