Arlington Texas Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
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The Arlington Texas Family History Center is easily accessible from Interstate 20:

Take exit 447 for Park Springs Boulevard

Turn North onto Park Springs Blvd
Turn right onto W Pleasant Ridge Rd
Take the 1st left onto Kelly Perkins Rd
Kelly Perkins Rd turns slightly left and becomes Curt Dr
Destination will be on the right

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 3809 Curt Drive Arlington Texas 76016 United States
  • The entrance to the Family History Center is on the back side of the building.
  • Language:English


  • 1-817-446-7088



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-1:00pm
    • 4 July 2018
    • 21 - 24 November 2018
    • 19 - 31 December 2018

Annual Family History SEMINAR

  • 7 April 2018
    • 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Preregistration not required
  • Same day registration begins at 8 AM.
  • Come for all or part of the day
  • Visit link below for more details (Arlington Texas Family History Center web site)

Staff Training Meetings

7 PM at Family History Center 

  • 5th Sunday
    • 29 July 2018

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: Any of the films and fiche ordered through the FamilySearch Catalog may be read in this center.
  • Over 100 books, atlases, research guides for various locations, published genealogies, back-issues of genealogical magazines.
  • Microfiche: indexes of vital records, genealogical atlases, familiy histories, etc.
  • A drawer devoted to microfiche of Scotish records such as:
  • Indexes to christenings, marriages & burials
  • Index to 1881 Census

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to third party premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 
  • Family Insight: has the capability to interact with New.FamilySearch to pull information from or put information into PAF.
  • Get My Ancestors:  allows downloads from New.FamilySearch to your database

Hardware and Equipment

  • computers with Internet access for genealogy research
  • printers
  • microfilm/fiche readers
  • microfilm/fiche reader printer - can print on paper or copy to your USB jump drive (AKA thumb drive or memory stick).

Center Services

  • How to get started.
  • Provide research help. We do not perform the research for patrons, but we answer questions and suggest possible sources.

Resources in the Local Area

  • Arlington Public Library
    101 E. Abram St.
    Arlington, Texas 76060

(817) 459-6913

  • Dallas Public Library
    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    1515 Young Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201

Genealogy: 8th floor

(214) 670-1433

The Dallas Public Library Genealogy Section contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections for family history research in the Southwest. Over 50,000 individuals visit annually, with many traveling from out of the state to utilize the collection which includes all states and counties of the United States. Resources for many foreign countries are also available.

  • Fort Worth Public Library

500 W. Third St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305


  • National Archives Southwest Region

1400 John Burgess Drive

Fort Worth, Texas 76140

817-551- 2051


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