Fort Worth NARA Branch Now Open at Montgomery Plaza

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 28, 2011 edition of the Victoria Advocate.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Unearthing family histories will be a lot easier for genealogists with the National Archives at Fort Worth new public research room now open at Montgomery Plaza on West Seventh Street.

“I think we are going to be very, very busy,” said Preston Huff, regional administrator for the archives.

Archives staff members got a preview of demand over the last week as they completed the move. The room opened Monday.

“I probably talked to a dozen researchers that were already hoping we were open,” Huff said.

For decades, the research room has been housed in a bleak 1940s-era brick warehouse ringed by barbed-wire fences at the Federal Depot off Felix Street in south Fort Worth.

“We’re going to get a lot of walk-in traffic at Montgomery Plaza, that just didn’t happen before,” Huff said.

The new research room will house microfilmed and digitized records used primarily for family history research. It will have 10 public-access computers for searching online genealogical information.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

1 thought on “Fort Worth NARA Branch Now Open at Montgomery Plaza”

  1. I have several photos of old Fort Worth. I also have the original negatives..(4X5 of course).
    1. Looks like maybe 180s with woman in foreground and
    Ft Worth in the background
    2. Swift packing plant…. trollies and men going to work
    3. Bridge leading up to the old courthouse… men and women dressed in earlier period apparel.
    4. I guess it is the courthouse… horses etc,
    5. Two others that I cannot place
    These are all 11X14. I printed them myself.

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