Tarrant County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Tarrant County, Texas Facts
When was Tarrant County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 20, 1849 from Navarro County.
Tarrant County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Tarrant County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Tarrant County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Tarrant County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
- Texas, Tarrant County Birth Records 1900-1935
- Texas, Tarrant County Death Records 1900-1985
- Texas, Tarrant County Marriage Records 1900-2010
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Tarrant County, TX Census Records
What Tarrant County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tarrant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Tarrant Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tarrant Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tarrant Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.
Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.
Tarrant County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Tarrant County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Tarrant County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Tarrant County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 W. Weatherford, Rm. 130, Fort Worth 76196
- Tarrant County Clerk
- Phone: (817) 884-1195
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1876
- Land Records: 1850
- Probate Records: 1856
- Court Records: 1876
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Tarrant County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Tarrant County, TX?
A list of Tarrant County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Arlington Public Library, 101 E. Abram, Arlington, TX 76010
- Arlington Genealogical Society, c/o Arlington Public Library, 101 E. Abram, Arlington, TX 76010
- Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039
- Grand Prairie Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 532026, Grand Prairie, TX 75053
- Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 407, Bedford, TX 76095-0407
- Fort Worth Public Library, 300 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Fort Worth Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 9767, Fort Worth, TX 76147
- Tarrant County Black History & Genealogical Society, 1020 E. Humboldt, Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Southwest Regional National Archives, 501 W. Felix St., P.O. Box 6216, Fort Worth, TX 76115-6216
- Mansfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 304, Mansfield 76063
- Grapevine Historical Society, P.O. Box 99g, Grapevine 76099
- Tarrant Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Tarrant County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Tarrant County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Tarrant County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Tarrant County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Tarrant County.