Beginners Classes are typically scheduled on
the 4th Saturday of each month, January
through August. Refer to the schedule below
for dates. The meetings are open to the public
and registration is not required. Best of
all... it is entirely free. After
the class, you are welcome to spend time in
the Genealogy and Local History Department
putting your new skills to work.
Worth Central Library (Downtown)
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Chappell Meeting Room (next to the auditorium)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact us for more information.
2019 Class Schedule
to Get Started and Organizational
Includes use of
pedigree charts and family group
sheets, collecting and
documentation, difference in
primary resources and secondary
resources, importance of
collateral lines, available
resources, interviews, letter
writing courtesy, suggestions of
organization, suggested supplies
and setting up of files.
Saturday - 26 January 2019
the Federal Census for Family
each census, information available
on each census, places censuses
are available, suggestions for
keeping tract of the information,
explanation of soundex coding,
mortality schedules, 1890 schedule
of union veterans from the Civil
War, slave schedules, state and
territorial censuses, agricultural
census, Indian records, AIS
(Accelerated Indexing System).
Saturday - 23 February 2019 - Download
at the County Courthouse
at the county with explanations of
each, legal terms, places these
records can be found
(publications, Family History
Centers), how to find the correct
county and county seat, etc.
Saturday - 23 March 2019
from Archives and Libraries
available at archives and
libraries, reference books such as
Genealogies in the Library of
Congress, Family History Centers,
lending libraries, libraries worth
going out of your way, use of
newspapers and how to find them,
special collections, use of maps,
migration trails, National
Archives & Records
Administration, State Archives.
Saturday - 27 April 2019
Cemetery and Vital Records
Where and How to
find vital records, includes what,
clues in finding church records
Saturday - 18 May 2019
This is a break from the normal
4th Saturday due to it being
Memorial Day Weekend.
Emigration and Naturalization
each, useful websites, available
helpful publications and indexes.
Saturday - 22 June 2019
Military Records As A Research
Review of American
Wars, records unique to each, WW I
Draft Cards, types of pensions,
DAR records, The Confederate
Research Center in Hillsboro,
which censuses can help.
Saturday - 27 July 2019
Unique ways of
sharing your research with family
members, publication hints, choice
of numbering systems, indexing,
proof reading, how to secure a
copyright, acquiring a Library of
Congress Catalog Card Number,
suggestions for the design of your
Saturday - 24 August 2019
Last Session of
Look for the series to repeat
beginning in January 2020.
here for a Printer Friendly
Version of our 2018 schedule.