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  • National Archives SW Region 2600 West 7th Street, Suite 162 Fort Worth, Texas 76107 mailing: 1400 John Burgess Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76140 Phone: (817) 831 - 5620 Fax: (817) 334 - 5621 Email: Monday Friday & 3rd Saturday of the month:

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NOTE: WE ARE CLOSED ON FEDERAL


  • Greetings! The question we are most asked isWHAT IS THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES?

    NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. NARA manages the records for over 150 federal agencies. Our mission is to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience.

  • The Regional Archives are located in:

    Anchorage, AK Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Kansas City, MO

    Laguna Niguel, CA New York City, NY Philadelphia, PA Pittsfield, MA (microfilm

    only) San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA

    NOTE: Each regional facility has a core set of microfilm, plus film of special interest to the particular region.

  • Presidential Libraries are located in: West Branch, Iowa: Herbert Hoover Library Hyde Park, New York: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Independence, Missouri: Harry S. Truman Library Abilene, Kansas: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Boston, Massachusetts: John F. Kennedy Library Austin, Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson Library College Park, Maryland: Nixon Presidential Materials Ann Arbor, Michigan: Gerald R. Ford Library Atlanta, Georgia: Jimmy Carter Library Simi Valley, California: Ronald Reagan Library College Station, Texas: George Bush Library Little Rock, Arkansas: William J. Clinton Library

  • Why do we keep these record? To make them available to a wide spectrum of citizens such as: Historians seeking to understand the past Lawyers preparing briefs Journalists who are researching stories Agency officials exploring the origins of a policy Veterans pursuing their legal rights Students preparing research papers, and People like yourselves tracing their family roots

  • Some of the 150 Federal agencies we manage records for include: Veterans Administration U. S. District Courts Census Bureau U. S. Customs Bureau of Land Management IRS BIA NASA Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Prisons All branches of the military

  • Rules for Visitors to Remember

    No unaccompanied children under the age of 14 allowed.

    No Food allowed inside the Research Room area

    No Food or Drink Facilities (restaurants within walking distance or a

    short drive)

  • What do we have at the NARA-SW Region in Fort Worth?

    We cover Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas & Oklahoma

    Our Facility holds 1.2 million cubic feet of records (our building is 2 football fields long)

    The Archives @ John Burgess has a Textual Research Room

    The Archives @ 7th Street has Microfilm & PAPCs (Genealogical Research)

  • A row of records at the National Archives-Southwest Region

  • Passenger Arrival Records

    What will this information tell me about my ancestors? Last permanent residence, nationality, sometimes a

    birthplace Age Occupation Destination - and a relative or friend to join there How much money they had Literacy levels


    NARA does not know everything about your family

    Thoroughness of the information depended on the census taker or special Indian agent or customs official

    NARA staff can not correct any federal record

  • Military Service Enlistment in the U.S. Army,

    1798-1914 Pension Files Revolutionary War War of 1812 Indian Wars 1815-1858 Mexican War War with Spain (Spanish

    American War) Civil War World Wars I and II

  • Other Military Records Military Post Returns

    1800-1916 Mathew Brady Civil War

    Photographs Southern Claims

    Commission 1871-1880

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Census Records Dawes Commission Enrollment - Census Cards

    and related Jackets

    Picture of Native Americans from Southeastern Idaho.

  • Textual Records These are original records that have not

    been microfilmed Users must follow a few basic rules:

    Researchers must have a researcher card (this is a short form to complete with a drivers license or other valid picture identification)

    Researchers must lock up all books, papers, purses, and briefcases

    Lap tops are allowed

  • Want More Information?

    Again you can contact us at: Mailing address:

    1400 John Burgess Drive Ft. Worth, TX 76140

    or (817) 831 - 5620




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