Monday, April 25, 2016

Genealogy Resources

The Haltom City Public Library does not have a dedicated Genealogy collection, but we are lucky to have access to databases and many nearby collections and societies to help you with your research.

Genealogy Databases at HCPL

Heritage Quest Online
HeritageQuest Online is available at Haltom City Public Library and by remote access through the TexShare databases link on the Haltom City Public Library homepage. Contact the library for login and password. Search data/images from the U.S. Census (1790 to 1940) and more than 25,000 full-text family and local histories, Freedman’s Bank Records and much more.

Genealogy Websites

Portal to primary or secondary genealogy databases, records, how-to guides and handbooks.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 

A comprehensive list of genealogy websites including over 309,000 links organized in 180 categories. 

Site maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Offers family genealogy records/resources free of cost.

Access Texas genealogy and history. Each county page is commercial free with helpful tips and database links.

Genealogy Collections 

Dallas Public Library

(214) 670-1433
One of the largest genealogy research collections in the region with 80,000 volumes, 42,000 microfilm rolls, vital records, census, military service records and over 500 genealogy journals.

Fort Worth Public Library

(817) 871-7740
The Genealogy, History & Archives collection includes over 40,000 volumes, 9,500 microfilm rolls, 100 CD-ROMs, state of the art equipment and much more.

Grapevine Public Library

(817) 410-3429
Frances Pittman Malcolm Genealogy Room.

Irving Public Library

(972) 721-2606
Local History and Genealogy Room.

Local Genealogy Societies 

 Mid-Cities Genealogical Society 
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 PM with a Social and Beginners Workshop and the regular meeting starting at 7:00 PM at the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector.

Fort Worth Genealogical Society 
Meetings: Last Tuesday of each month, except for December, at 6:30 PM at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street. Check the website for other meetings and workshops.

Grapevine Name Droppers

Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month at 10:30 AM at the Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way.
(817) 410-3429

Arlington Genealogical Society 
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of months September through June at the Arlington West Police Service Station, located at 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd. in their Community Room.

Dallas Genealogical Society
Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month September through May at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street.
(866) 968-2347

Texas State Genealogical Society
Meetings: Board Meeting in January and an annual fall state conference. The site offers access to issues of Stirpes (1960 to current) the Society’s quarterly Texas genealogy periodical.

The National Archives at Fort Worth 
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76140
(817) 551-2051

Monday – Friday (except for federal holidays)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The National Archives at Fort Worth is open to the public for historical/genealogical research. Records from the 1800s to late 1900s include letters, photos, maps and documents from federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Microfilm holdings include: Federal population censuses for all states, 1790-1940, military service records, pension and bounty land warrant applications, passenger arrival records, Dawes census cards and enrollment jackets for the Five Tribes of Oklahoma.

Access to and from any computer in the research room. All computers and microfilm readers/printers are equipped with USB ports, so be sure to bring your thumb drives.


If you need further assistance, please contact us.

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