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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Serves [[Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana|Louisiana]], [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]], and [[Texas|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|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana|Louisiana]], [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]], and [[Texas|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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*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/holdings/index.html Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives Southwest Region (Fort Worth)] record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/holdings/index.html Guide to Archival Holdings at the National Archives Southwest Region (Fort Worth)] record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-alpha/ Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-alpha/ Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html American Indian Records Available on Microfilm at the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas] tribe-by-tribe lists, Indian schools, and Non-Indians in Indian Territory.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html American Indian Records Available on Microfilm at the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas] tribe-by-tribe lists, Indian schools, and Non-Indians in Indian Territory.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/ancestor-search.html Wantabes and Outalucks: Searching for Indian Ancestors in Federal Records] at Fort Worth. Finding a tribe, and record types described.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/ancestor-search.html Wantabes and Outalucks: Searching for Indian Ancestors in Federal Records] at Fort Worth. Finding a tribe, and record types described.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/regions/southwest.html (ARC) Search Hints for the Southwest Regional Archives]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/regions/southwest.html (ARC) Search Hints for the Southwest Regional Archives]  
 
*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), pg??????????????????????. ({{FHL|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 977 A3sz}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
 
*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), pg??????????????????????. ({{FHL|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 977 A3sz}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*[[Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research]], Houston, TX
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html Texas State Library and Archives Commission], Austin, federal censuses, vital statistics indexes, military indexes, county tax rolls, city directories, newspapers, voter registration, convicts.
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*[http://www.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historical Commission], Austin, 5,000 publications of which 3,000 are books, historical sites, cemeteries, oral history, heritage trails, city and county histories, military history and photos.
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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.
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*[http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/certified_copy.shtm Texas DSHS Vital Statistics], Austin, births, deaths, marriages, divorces.
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*[http://www.hillcollege.edu/info/texasheritagemuseum/ Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College], Hillsboro, outstanding Civil War collection.
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*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University], Dallas, history, biography, newspapers, ethnic studies, government papers.
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*[http://www.dallascounty.org/ Dallas County and District Clerks] probate, family, civil, criminal, deeds, births, marriages, deaths.
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*[http://www.dallashistory.org/ Dallas Historical Society] 3 million documents, 10,000 books on TX history, 30,000 photos.
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*[http://www.dallaspioneer.org/about_us/index.php Dallas County Pioneers Association] preserving history of early settlers.
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*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society], Dallas, histories of local congregations.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 15:11, 24 December 2010

National Archives at Fort Worth
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  ftworth.archives@nara.gov

Address:[1] 

Textual Research
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76140

Microfilm Research
501 West Felix Street, Building 1
Fort Worth, Texas 76115-3405

Telephone:[1]  Textual research: 817-551-2051  Microfilm Research:  817-831-5620
Fax:  Textual Research: 817-551-2034  Microfilm Research: 817-551-2034

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday through Friday - 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Closed weekends and holidays.

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

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, American Indians (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

  • 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

Alternate Repositories

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

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
  • University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, TX
  • George Bush Library, College Station, TX
  • George W. Bush Presidential Library, Lewisville, TX
  • William J. Clinton Library, Little Rock, AR
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, TX

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, Mormon 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.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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).