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Program on Solomon Northup in Fort Worth Genealogy Feb. 10 - 16

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Through Feb. 28: The Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society presents an art exhibition, “Preserving the Past in the Present for the Future.” This exhibit will be held at the Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, located at 1020 E. Humbolt St., Fort Worth, 76104. It will run Feb. 1-28. A free public reception will be held Feb. 20, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The museum’s hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment by calling 817-332-6049.

Feb. 10: The Euless Historical Preservation Committee meets the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Pre-Council Chamber, 201 N. Ector Drive, Euless.

Feb. 10: Grand Prairie Memorial Library, Main Branch at 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, 75051. Volunteer genealogy members introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library from 1-3 p.m. the second Monday of the month.

Feb. 10: Grapevine Namedroppers meet the second Monday of the month in the Presentation Room of the Grapevine Public Library located at 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine,at 10:30 a.m. for local area support, questions and answers. These programs are free and open to anyone interested in learning how to find out about their family history. This month’s speaker is Tresa Tatyrek about FamilySearch Wiki.

Feb. 11: The Arlington Genealogical Society meets the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, 6:30 p.m., in the Community room of the Arlington Central Library, 101 East Abram St.

Feb. 13: Long before Solomon Northup’s debut on the big screen, retired Fort Worth ISD teacher and National Archives Volunteer Kris McIntosh read Northup’s autobiography. While volunteering, she found the slave manifest for when Northup arrived at the port of New Orleans. McIntosh will recount her research journey, which included visits to New York to contact Northup descendants. This program will be held at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Montgomery Plaza location, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 162, 817-831-5620. Space is limited so make reservations by contacting ftworth.education@nara.gov

Feb. 15: New Member Orientation class, sponsored by the Captain Nathaniel Mills Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Orientation will be held at the Haltom City Library, 4809, Haltom Rd, Haltom City, 11 a.m-1 p.m. Contact registrar Sharon Katz to sign up, sharonkatz111@gmail.com

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 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. 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 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: The Fort Worth Public Library publishes Genealogy Success Stories about local researchers and their genealogy discoveries. The latest story is about local genealogist Debbie Pearson.

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.

All year: 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 North Main St., Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250 or mansfieldmuseum@sbcglobal.net

All year: 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 their Facebook page to learn more.

All year: Texas Civil War Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 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, questions@texascivilwarmuseum.com or join them on Facebook.

All year: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy assistance. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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