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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth" in ''The National Archives at Forth Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; [mailto:ftworth.archives@nara.gov ftworth.archives@nara.gov]  
 
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth" in ''The National Archives at Forth Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref>&nbsp; [mailto:ftworth.archives@nara.gov ftworth.archives@nara.gov]  
  
'''Address:'''</ref>&nbsp;
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'''Address:'''  
  
 
:'''''Textual Research'''''<br>1400 John Burgess Drive<br>Fort Worth, Texas 76140<br><br>
 
:'''''Textual Research'''''<br>1400 John Burgess Drive<br>Fort Worth, Texas 76140<br><br>
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:'''''Microfilm Research'''''<br>2600 West 7th Street<br>Suite 162<br>Fort Worth, TX, 76107<br><br>
 
:'''''Microfilm Research'''''<br>2600 West 7th Street<br>Suite 162<br>Fort Worth, TX, 76107<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''</ref>&nbsp; Textual research: 817-551-2051&nbsp; Microfilm Research: &nbsp;817-831-5620<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp; Textual Research: 817-551-2034&nbsp; Microfilm Research: 817-551-5621 <br>  
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'''Telephone:''' Textual research: 817-551-2051 Microfilm Research: 817-831-5620<br>'''Fax:''' Textual Research: 817-551-2034 Microfilm Research: 817-551-5621 <br>  
  
'''Hours:'''<ref name="S2">"Services for the Public" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/index.html#hours (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Textual Research&nbsp;''''' Monday through Friday by appointment.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Microfilm Research&nbsp;''''' Monday through Friday, and 3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
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'''Hours:'''<ref name="S2">"Services for the Public" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/index.html#hours (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref><br>'''''Textual Research''''' Monday through Friday by appointment.<br>'''''Microfilm Research''''' Monday through Friday, and 3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  
 
'''Directions to Textual Research:'''<ref name="S2" /> <br>  
 
'''Directions to Textual Research:'''<ref name="S2" /> <br>  
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Serves [[Arkansas, United States Genealogy|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]], [[Oklahoma, United States Genealogy|Oklahoma]], and [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]].<ref>"Services for Federal Agencies" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/agencies/ (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref> Includes [[United States Census|federal '''censuses''']] of all states, 1790-1930 (and indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920); '''military''' [[US Military Service Records|service records]], [[US Military Pension Records|pension]] and [[US Military Bounty Land Warrants|bounty land warrant]] applications; '''[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records|passenger arrivals]]'''; '''[[Dawes Commission Enrollment Records for Five U.S. Indian Tribes|Dawes Commision]]''' for the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma. Manuscripts, photos, maps received from federal district and bankruptcy '''[[United States Court Records|courts]]''' and '''85 federal agencies''' in four states. Subjects emphasized are regional and national history, '''westward expansion''' and '''Southwest settlement''', '''[[American Indian Genealogy|American Indians]]''' (especially Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles), [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], American [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] and Recontruction, '''[[African American Slavery and Bondage|slavery]]''', Chinese exclusion, segregation, [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]], [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]], economic development, oil, U.S. space program, public administration, political science, law, ethnology, and U.S. diplomacy.<ref>"Research at the Archives Facility" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/research.html (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref>  
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Serves [[Arkansas, United States Genealogy|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]], [[Oklahoma, United States Genealogy|Oklahoma]], and [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]].<ref>"Services for Federal Agencies" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/agencies/ (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref> Includes [[United States Census|federal '''censuses''']] of all states, 1790-1930 (and indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920); '''military''' [[US Military Service Records|service records]], [[US Military Pension Records|pension]] and [[US Military Bounty Land Warrants|bounty land warrant]] applications; '''[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records|passenger arrivals]]'''; '''[[Dawes Commission Enrollment Records for Five U.S. Indian Tribes|Dawes Commision]]''' for the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma. Manuscripts, photos, maps received from federal district and bankruptcy '''[[United States Court Records|courts]]''' and '''85 federal agencies''' in four states. Subjects emphasized are regional and national history, '''westward expansion''' and '''Southwest settlement''', '''[[Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy|Indigenous Peoples of the US]]''' (especially Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles), [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], American [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] and Recontruction, '''[[African American Slavery and Bondage|slavery]]''', Chinese exclusion, segregation, [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]], [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]], economic development, oil, U.S. space program, public administration, political science, law, ethnology, and U.S. diplomacy.<ref>"Research at the Archives Facility" in ''The National Archives at Fort Worth'' at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/research.html (accessed 23 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records. <br>
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. <br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/ehistory/cwp/browse.asp?a=761&bc=0&c=43662&ehistoryNav=%7C7226%7C Tarrant County Archives] marriages, directories, Sandborn maps, newspapers, diaries, histories.  
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*[https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/tarrant-county-archives.html Tarrant County Archives] marriages, directories, Sandborn maps, newspapers, diaries, histories.  
*[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/ecountyclerk/cwp/view.asp?A=735&Q=427570 Tarrant County Clerk] births, deaths, and online searches for marriages, land records, assumed names, and these courts: commissioner's, county, justice of the peace, probate, and traffic.  
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*[https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/county-clerk.html Tarrant County Clerk] births, deaths, and online searches for marriages, land records, assumed names, and these courts: commissioner's, county, justice of the peace, probate, and traffic.  
*[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/edistrictclerk/site/default.asp Tarrant County District Court Clerk] civil, family, and criminal cases.  
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*[https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/district-clerk.html Tarrant County District Court Clerk] civil, family, and criminal cases.  
 
*[http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/links/index.html U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas] case files.  
 
*[http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/links/index.html U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas] case files.  
 
*[http://www.cartermuseum.org/library Amon Carter Museum] newspapers, and westward expansion collections.  
 
*[http://www.cartermuseum.org/library Amon Carter Museum] newspapers, and westward expansion collections.  
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*[[Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research|Clayton Library]], Houston, censuses, military, passenger lists, periodicals, family histories, maps, Texas and Houston records, veritcal files, British vital records index, German, Canadian records.  
 
*[[Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research|Clayton Library]], Houston, censuses, military, passenger lists, periodicals, family histories, maps, Texas and Houston records, veritcal files, British vital records index, German, Canadian records.  
 
*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.  
 
*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.  
*[http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/info/default.aspx?id=24852 Fort Worth Public Library] newspapers, obituaries, biographies, histories and genealogies of the Southwest.<ref name="DB107">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 107. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> Focus is on Texas, the South, the Midwest, and the original thirteen states.  
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*[http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/ Fort Worth Public Library] newspapers, obituaries, biographies, histories and genealogies of the Southwest.<ref name="DB107">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 107. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> Focus is on Texas, the South, the Midwest, and the original thirteen states.  
 
*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society], Dallas, histories of local congregations.  
 
*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society], Dallas, histories of local congregations.  
 
*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University], Dallas, history, biography, newspapers, ethnic, and government.  
 
*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University], Dallas, history, biography, newspapers, ethnic, and government.  

Latest revision as of 18:18, 3 September 2020

National Archives at Fort Worth
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  ftworth.archives@nara.gov

Address:

Textual Research
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76140

Microfilm Research
2600 West 7th Street
Suite 162
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Telephone: Textual research: 817-551-2051 Microfilm Research: 817-831-5620
Fax: Textual Research: 817-551-2034 Microfilm Research: 817-551-5621

Hours:[2]
Textual Research Monday through Friday by appointment.
Microfilm Research Monday through Friday, and 3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Directions to Textual Research:[2]

From I-20 W

1.Slight left at I-20 W (to Abilene/I-20 W) 3.4 mi 4 mins
2.Take exit 439 toward Campus Dr. 0.2 mi
3.Merge onto SE Loop 820 0.2 mi
4.Turn left at Campus Dr. 1.2 mi 3 mins
5.Continue on Oak Grove Rd. 1.3 mi, 4 mins
6.Turn right at John Burgess Dr. 0.1 mi

From I-35 W

1.Continue on I-35W S 7.8 mi 9 mins
2.Take exit 42 toward Everman Pkwy 0.2 mi
3.Merge onto S Fwy 0.1 mi
4.Turn left at W Everman Pkwy 0.5 mi 2 mins
5.Turn left at S Will Rogers Blvd 0.5 mi 2 mins
6.Turn right at John Burgess Dr 0.4 mi 1 min

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Serves Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.[3] Includes federal censuses of all states, 1790-1930 (and indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920); military service records, pension and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrivals; Dawes Commision for the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma. Manuscripts, photos, maps received from federal district and bankruptcy courts and 85 federal agencies in four states. Subjects emphasized are regional and national history, westward expansion and Southwest settlement, Indigenous Peoples of the US (especially Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles), Revolutionary War, American Civil War and Recontruction, slavery, Chinese exclusion, segregation, World War I, World War II, economic development, oil, U.S. space program, public administration, political science, law, ethnology, and U.S. diplomacy.[4]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A researcher I.D. card is required. To obtain it you must show photo identification, and fill out a form showing your name, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the proposed research topic.
  • Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Southwest Region staff.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Fort Worth, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. "National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth" in The National Archives at Forth Worth at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ (accessed 23 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Services for the Public" in The National Archives at Fort Worth at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/index.html#hours (accessed 23 December 2010).
  3. "Services for Federal Agencies" in The National Archives at Fort Worth at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/agencies/ (accessed 23 December 2010).
  4. "Research at the Archives Facility" in The National Archives at Fort Worth at http://www.archives.gov/southwest/public/research.html (accessed 23 December 2010).
  5. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 107. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.