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Local Genealogical Societies
- Arlington Genealogical Society
- Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm (September-June) at the Arlington Central Library, 101 East Abram St.
- Dallas Genealogical Society
- Please check their Web site for the calendar of monthly meetings and other events.
- Fort Worth Genealogical Society
- Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 West Third St. Please check their Web site for other meetings and events.
- Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
- Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie. Please check their Web site for other meetings and events.
- Grapevine Name Droppers
- Meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 am at the Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way.500 West Third St.
- The Fort Worth Public Library
Genealogy, History & Archives Unit contains a collection that
focuses on Texas and the South, but also includes a considerable
amount of information on the Midwest and the original thirteen states.
- The Dallas Public Library
The Genealogy Section (8th floor) contains a collection for
family history research that is one of the largest and most
comprehensive in the southern half of the United States.
Texas and Dallas History & Archives (7th Floor) is the
official repository for Dallas County Records. It also has old
maps of Texas, city directories, newspapers, high school
annuals, church records, funeral records, and more.
- The History &
Social Sciences collection (7th floor) serves a variety of
library users' needs from informational to recreational and includes
books, magazines, videos, maps, and brochures.
- The Government Information Center (6th Floor) houses one of the
area's most comprehensive, public collections of topographic and
city maps and atlases.
- The National
Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth has extensive
microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal
population censuses for all States, 1790-1930; military service records,
pension and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrival records;
and Dawes census cards and enrollment jackets for the Five Tribes of
Oklahoma. There are two facilities, one for archival (John Burgess facility)
and one for microfilm research and public access computers (Montgomery Plaza facility).
The latter is located at 2600 West 7th Street, Suite 162, Fort Worth
and is open 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, and the third Saturday of every month.
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