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=== Guides  ===
=== Guides  ===
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}  
*[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/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/popular-records.html List of Frequently Requested Archival Holdings at NARA's Rocky Mountain Region]
*[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/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/naturalization/ Last Name Index to Naturalization Records (New Mexico), 1860-1963]
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/chinese/guide.html Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States: Records in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration], RIP 99, 1996. Selected information pertains to records at the Denver facility.
*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.
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
=== Alternate Repositories  ===

Revision as of 22:05, 23 December 2010

National Archives at Fort Worth
NARA Fort Worth.jpg

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  ftworth.archives@nara.gov


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]


  • 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.


Alternate Repositories

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Overlapping Collections

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Neighboring Collections


  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).