Even with Thanksgiving around the corner, Fort Worth genealogists are making time for several events during the last half of November.
The National Archives Fort Worth will present “Introduction to Genealogy,” 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The program will be presented by Archives Aide Yvonne Ruiz. The event is free but requires reservations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-831-5620 to reserve a spot.
The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society presents, “Getting to Know Your Ancestors through Thanksgiving Traditions,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 23, at Baker Chapel AME Church. The church’s address is 1050 E. Humbolt Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. This is a free workshop, however, seating is limited. Email email@example.com or call (817)332-6049 to make a reservation.
The Billy W. Sills Center for Archives/FWISD presents Rick Selcer and Kevin Foster, “More Stories about the Bad Old Days in Fort Worth.” Richard Selcer is a widely-published Texas author and Kevin Foster is a veteran, street-wise retired cop. Together they wrote a two-volume history called “Written in Blood” that tells about the bad guys and gals in the “good old days” of Fort Worth.
The authors will share more stories of the lawmen who chased the lawless through the streets of Fort Worth when Cowtown was evolving from a rugged frontier village to a modern city. This program will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 23, with coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m.
The Billy W. Sills Center for Archives/FWISD is located at 2720 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-814-2040 for more information.
The Fort Worth Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St. Coffee and snacks are served at 6 p.m. The topics will include “Tips for Ancestry.com,” “Meet My Ancestor,” and the installation of 2014 officers. Contact Debbie Pearson at (817) 691-3257 or visit the society’s website.
There is not much time left for “The Test: An Exhibition about the Tuskegee Project and the Texas Airmen,” presented by the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society. This exhibition is at the Lenora Rolla Heritage Center through November 30. The Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum is located at 1020 E. Humbolt Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 and is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Patrons may also call (817)332-6049 to arrange an appointment for a special tour.
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