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.
Oct. 2-6: 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
Oct. 2 and 4: 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 email@example.com
Oct. 3-6: 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., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 1: Members of the public may read the Oct. – Dec. 2012 Dallas Genealogical Society newsletter online at no cost. They may also read archived editions.
Oct. 4: 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; 7p.m. – General Meeting. This month’s speaker is Kathleen Kent, who presents “The Traitor’s Wife.” In the autumn of 2010, nearly 250 descendants of Martha and Thomas Carrier gathered in Salem, Mass., to commemorate the courage and steadfastness of these two remarkable people. The date also coincided with the launch of “The Traitor’s Wife,” a prequel of sorts to Kathleen Kent’s first novel, “The Heretic’s Daughter.” This second book is based in part on Carrier family legends passed down through 10 generations. In this narrative the author chose to explore the life of Thomas Carrier, husband to Martha Carrier. Martha was hanged as a witch in 1692, and the book is about how these two remarkable people met and fell in love. According to family lore, Thomas lived to the age of 109, stood seven feet tall, and was one of the executioners of King Charles I of England.
Oct. 5: National Archives Southwest Region: Friday Freebies, “Navigating NARA Online “by Archives Director Meg Hacker. 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 Oct. 31: Tickets on sale for “Stars and Lights Gala: A Timeless Journey,” Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the K-Star Ranch in Mansfield, from 6-10 p.m. This event raises funds for the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center. Tickets are $75 each. Call 817-473-4250 for more information.
Nov. 1-3: Registration now open for the Texas State Genealogical Society annual conference in Fort Worth.
2013: Early registration is now open for RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference, with $149 special.
Mark your calendar: The National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference will be in Las Vegas May 8-11. Registration opens Dec. 1.
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