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. Closed New Year’s Day. 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. Closed New Year’s Day. 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. Closed Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Closed New Year’s Day. 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: 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.
Now: Dallas Genealogical Society actively seeking articles for launch of new scholarly journal, “Pegasus: Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society.” They will pay authors whose articles are accepted. The journal will be published spring 2013. Guidelines for submission and information about payment are available.
Dec. 28: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088, will be closed through New Year’s Day.
Dec. 28-29: Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed New Year’s Day. 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 email@example.com
Dec. 28-29: 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 the Facebook page to learn more.
Dec. 28-29: Texas Civil War Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and closed New Year’s Day, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or join them on Facebook.
Dec. 29: Book signing and performance of “The River of Bones,” by Richard Jacome, 1-5 p.m., at Texas Civil War Museum, 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, 76108. Adult museum admission is $6, students ages 7-12 are $3 and children 6 and under are free with adult admission. The book is about what happened in 1862 when Confederate soldiers marched into the Texas Hill Country, which was inhabited by German immigrants loyal to the Union.
Contact (817) 246-2323, email@example.com or join them on Facebook.
Dec. 29: The Texas Civil War Museum will show a movie about the Battle of Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again Jan. 2 at the same times. Free posters will be given to attendees while supplies last. Located at 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, 76108. Adult museum admission is $6, students ages 7-12 are $3 and children 6 and under are free with adult admission. Contact (817) 246-2323, firstname.lastname@example.org or join them on Facebook.
2013: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Jan. 14-18, 2013.
2013: 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.
2013: Genealogy classes at First Baptist Church Richardson offered through Richland College, near Dallas, January through May. Must register through Richland College.
2013: Registration now open for Story@Home conference, Feb. 1-2, 2013, Salt Lake City.
2013: Registration now open for Family Tree University Virtual Conference, all online, Feb. 22-24.
2013: Arlington Family History Fair, March 2, free of charge. Schedule coming soon.
2013: Society of American Archivists student and new professionals conference, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat: Archival growth in the modern age,” March 2-3.
2013: Early registration is now open for RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference.
2013: Forensic Genealogy Institute, Dallas, April 11-13. Registration open soon.
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.
2013: Registration now open for the National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference, Las Vegas May 8-11.
2013: Texas State Genealogical Society will host annual conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Round Rock.
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