Genealogy and History
Materials in our Collection
Records from hundreds of newspapers nationwide.
Ancestry.com (Library Access Only)
Over 4 billion records: census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
More than 110,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada.
Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia on virtually every aspect of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Includes the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, and the Freedman's Bank Records
More than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities from 1867-1960.
A search portal for Texas libraries, archives, and museums with digital collections of cultural heritage materials.
Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.
Historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, and regional issues.
Magazines & Newspapers
The Arlington Genealogical Society meets the second Tuesday of the months September through June at 6:30 p.m. in the Arlington Public Library Community Room. 101 East Abram St.
The archives include extensive microfilm and archival holdings for genealogy research. An index of materials is available online.
2600 W. 7th St. Suite 162, Fort Worth, TX 76115, 817-831-5620.
Family History Center - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
One of many centers around the world that offer free information and resources for the beginner.
3809 Curt Dr., Arlington, TX 76016, 817-446-7088
Search obituaries from the past two weeks for free from more than 800 newspapers in the U.S. and around the world.