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.
March 5: The Captain Nathaniel Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host an application workshop from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Ave., North Richland Hills, Texas 76180. Space is available for 30 attendees on a first come, first served basis. Registration deadline was Feb. 26. Contact Katz at email@example.com or call 817-239-1707 to inquire about any open seats still available.
March 5-9: 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
March 5-9: 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.
March 5-9: 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.
March 5 and 7: 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
March 6: Mansfield Historical Society meets 11 a.m.-noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Mansfield Historical Museum & Heritage Center, 102 North Main St., Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250.
March 6-9: 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.
March 7: The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless. Visitors are welcome. 6:30 p.m. – Social and 7p.m. – General meeting. This month, Bernard N. Meisner will speak on “Mining the Gems in a Civil War Pension File.” What originally began as a limited regime of protections for soldiers, widows, and orphans, eventually morphed into a system of old age pensions for almost one third of the elderly population. Former Mid-Cities President Bernard Meisner will discuss his trip to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the information he found in the Civil War pension file of his great, great uncle, John Fierst, and what genealogists might expect to find in the pension files of their ancestors.
March 9: Visit Heritage Park, 201 Cullum Drive in Euless. Free tours second Saturday of every month from 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled on a different day depending on staff availability. Tour the Fuller House, the first brick home in Euless which is now a museum; the Himes Log House, built in the 1850s; and the McCormick Barn, built in 1919. For more information call 817-685-1649 or email Ofa “Mary” Faiva-Siale, email@example.com.
Through April 30, 2013: HOGAR de Dallas, a Spanish genealogical organization, will award one scholarship of $1,000 to a high school graduating senior who submits a pedigree chart and essay that follows the assigned criteria. Essay will be published in HOGAR journal.
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