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 closed on 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 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Address is 500 W. Third St., 817-392-7701.
Sep. 21-22: 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 N. Main St, Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep. 22: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy help. 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.
Through Sep. 30: Enter 2012 Dallas Genealogical Society writing contest. This competition is for original material that has not been previously published. The contest is open to members and non-members.
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.
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