Tarrant County Archives holdings offer numerous resources useful to family history researchers, if the research pertains to persons who lived in Tarrant County. Some examples of the types of records we have are listed below. We do not offer access to online genealogy programs or assistance with family tree-building outside of Tarrant County.
For best results, the Tarrant County Archivist recommends starting genealogical research at another institution that does offer access to such programs – such as the National Archives in Fort Worth or the Fort Worth History Center. For further advice, contact the Archives.
- Historic Tarrant County Marriage Licenses (pre-1900*)
- The Footprints Collection of Texas Marriage Records
- The Footprints Collection of Texas Marriage Records Index
- Tarrant County Bar Memorials 1938-1976
- Tarrant County Marriage Records, Volumes I, II, and III (1876-1901) with corrections based on comparing the original license to the transcribed record books
- Tarrant County School Census Records 1919-1970
- Historical maps and city directories
- Abstracts of Early Tarrant County Probate Records 1866-1959
- Stewart Title Company Abstracts of Probate Records
- Tarrant County Immigrants from Declaration of Intention / Oath of Allegiance Ledger, 1878 - 1895 (image of a declaration of intention can be seen below)
Tarrant County Cemetery Records including the following:
- Dido (image shown)
- Lonesome Dove
- Northeastern Tarrant County
- Pioneer’s Rest
- Southwest Tarrant County
- White Settlement
Fort Worth Genealogical Society Footprints from 1957 to 1997:
The Tarrant County Archives does not house birth, adoption, divorce and death records. We house only marriage records prior to 1900.
Tarrant County Archives thanks the following volunteers for their significant contributions to the Genealogy page: Cecelia Gilbreath (probate database), Kevin Pressley (immigrant database), Sharon Ward (marriage license database).
Accessibility Notice: Due to the variety of items donated, some items were created from scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please call 817-884-3272 or email email@example.com.
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission Genealogical Resources