Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

If you do, you’ll be exciting about a gift (FREE .PDF DOWNLOAD) from the Fort Worth Genealogical Society: Footprints Topical Index 1957-2012 UPDATED for 2012 — This index will assist you in finding most items that have been published in Footprints, the quarterly journal of Fort Worth Genealogical Society, and it’s monthly predecessor, The Genealogical …

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I received this from the Fort Worth Genealogical Society a few days ago: DO YOU HAVE CONFEDERATE RELATIVES BURIED IN TARRANT COUNTY?  If you have Confederate relatives in UNMARKED graves in Tarrant County, we’d like to help.  We will obtain headstones from the veterans administration, free of charge, and will install them, free of charge, …

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My cousin Susan just sent me the following newspaper clipping from the Whitney (TX) Lakelander (I’ve also included the online version): Marriage licenses available from 1800s-1900s HILLSBORO – Over 8,700 unclaimed Hill County marriage licenses are still available for family descendants to claim. The earliest license is dated 1873 and the latest is in the …

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This article from Sunday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Tarrant County Archives provide glimpse into past Posted Sunday, Mar. 04, 2012 By Steve Campbell sfcampbell@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH — Getting busted for “keeping a disorderly house” sounds harsh, but it was a seemingly common crime 135 years ago in Tarrant County. One quick dip into a box of …

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an interesting article today about the Texas Historical Commission’s practice of placing plaques around the state to commemorate important events in Texas’ history: This year, the markers themselves will be eligible for a plaque: The Texas Historical Commission is commemorating 50 years of placing those familiar metal markers — 15,740 …

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I just received this email:    Fort Worth Genealogical Society     http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfwgs/              Our New CD-ROM is Here!     “THE TEXAS MARRIAGE COLLECTION OF FWGS” Our Board of Directors has established an introductory price of $15 plus $3 postage and handling. At 11,295 pages, if this were published in hard …

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The Fort Worth (TX) Public Library has begun to digitize its local history collection! This from the Fort Worth Genealogical Society: Fort Worth Library Begins Posting its Local History Documents Online In what will be an ongoing initiative, the Fort Worth Library has begun digitizing selected texts and photographs from its local history collection and …

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