National Archives

On September 25, 2015, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at Fort Worth’s research and training rooms, 2600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (Montgomery Plaza) closed, and relocated to 1400 John Burgess Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76140.

The new microfilm research room at the John Burgess location (1400 John Burgess Drive, Fort Worth, 76140) opened on on October 1, 2015. This move allowed the National Archives to consolidate its staff and resources, resulting in even greater customer service. It’s free to the public.

The hours remain the same: Monday -Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except for federal holidays). Please let the staff  know if you have any questions by
calling 817-551-2051 or emailing


Maybe one of your resolutions or goals for 2016 is to learn more about your family’s roots. If so, you may want to attend the free Fort Worth Genealogical Society (FWGS) meeting Friday, January 8, 12:00 Noon, at the National Archives. The John Burgess facility has a fine research room with knowledgeable employees to help you get started or continue your genealogy work.

It’s easy to find the NARA building. From I-35 W, take the Everman Road exit, drive east exactly one mile, then turn left/north on Oak Grove Road.  Continue north exactly 1/2 mile to John Burgess. Turn left. You’ll see the building on your left. Turn left at the first gate and do an immediate left into the parking lot. As you go into the building, look left to the research room. You’re there!

For more information, check out the FWGS website:

Annie Ambles plans to visit the NARA in Fort Worth



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