Tarrant County TXGenWeb - Published Resources


Tarrant County TXGenWeb

Published Resources

Most of Tarrant County's early records were destroyed by a courthouse fire in 1876. Some few early estate settlements were saved; they may be seen on microfische at the Tarrant County Courthouse and copies are in the Genealogy Department of the Fort Worth Public Library. They have also been published in Footprints, quarterly of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. The following is only a selected listing of published resources on Tarrant County. All references can be found in any large library's genealogical collection or obtained on inter-library loan. The Genealogy/Local History Department of the Fort Worth Public Library is the best place to check for Tarrant County material. Other repositories include the Special Collections at the University of Texas in Arlington and the library at the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth.

Bibliography: Connor, Seymour V. The Peters Colony of Texas. Austin: The Texas State Historical Association. 1959.

Cushman, Evelyn D'Arcy. Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant County. Arlington: Chelle-Kirk Printing Co. [Includes Arwine, Bear Creek, Bedford, Birdville, Bourland, Calloway, Chapel, Chivers, Dobkins, Ford, Gibbins, Grapevine, Harper Family, Hitch-Liggett, Hood, Isham, Lonesome Dove, Minter's Chapel, Mount Gilead, Parker Family, Parker Memorial, Peterson, Smithfield, Tomlin, Watson, White's Chapel and Whitten Cemeteries.]

Mary Isham Keith Chapter, DAR, Fort Worth, Tarrant County Marriage Records 1876-1885.

Everman Historical Society, Everman Cemetery.1995.

Farber, James. Fort Worth in the Civil War. Belton. Texas: Peter Hansbrough Bell Press. 1960.

Fort Worth City Directories [begins 1876; all published before 1926 on microfische; later ones bound books, not every year has directory; Genealogy Department, Fort Worth Public Library. Directories for 1876, 1877, and 1878-79 have been published in Footprints.]

Garrett, Julia Kathryn. Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph. Austin: Encinco Press, 1972.

Gage, Duane, comp. Cemeteries in Tarrant County. [all known sites - annotated] Fort Worth: Tarrant County Historical Commission, 1985.

Hudson, Weldon I. First Settlers of Tarrant County, 1850-1859. Fort Worth: Hudson Heritage Books. 1983. We have this on-line.

Hudson, Weldon I. Tarrant County Marriage Records, 1876-1892. Fort Worth: Hudson Heritage Books. 1983. A volunteer is on hand to do a Look-Up for you from this book.

Hudson, Weldon and Knox, Barbara comp. Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Pub. by Fort Worth Genealogical Society, Fort Worth, Tex. 2001. A volunteer is on hand to do a Look-Up for you from this book.

Jenkins, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles, A Bibliography of Texas Towns and County Histories. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965.

Joyner, Arista. Arlington, Texas: Birthplace of the Metroplex, 1838-1910. Waco: Texian Press. 1976.

Knight, Oliver. Fort Worth: Outpost on the Trinity. University of Oklahoma Press. 1953; Reprint, Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1990.

Memorial and Biographical History of Tarrant and Parker Counties. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1893.

Mansfield Historical Society. History of Mansfield, Texas. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. 1996.

Mansfield Historical Society, Beryl Gibson, Ed. Southeast Tarrant County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions with other Data of the Pioneers. 1986. [Includes Britton, Calvary, Cope, Curry, Estes, Gibson, Grimsley, Johnson Station, Mansfield, Perry, Pleasant Point, Powers, Rehoboth, Rendon, St. Paul, Stephens Family, Walnut Creek, Wilson Family and Wyatt's Chapel Cemeteries.]

Markgraf, Helen, comp. Tarrant County Marriage Records, 1892-1901. Pub. by Fort Worth Genealogical Society. Gregath Ptg. Co., Wyandotte, Okla. 1992.
A volunteer is on hand to do a Look-Up for you from this book.

Markgraf, Helen and Yoder, Rob, comp. Historic Oakwood Cemetery with Calvary Cemetery and Old Trinity Cemetery of Fort Worth. Pub. by Fort Worth Genealogical Society; Gregath Ptg. Co., Wyandotte, Okla. 1994.
A volunteer is on hand to do a Look-Up for you from this book.

O'Donnell, Pearl Foster. Medlin Clan and Kin, 1652-1852. Fort Worth: 1976.

O'Donnell, Pearl Foster. Trek to Texas, 1770-1870. Fort Worth: Branch-Smith Inc., 1966.

O'Donnell, Pearl Foster. History of the Lonesome Dove Baptist Church. Fort Worth: 1968.

Paddock, Buckley B. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and Northwest Texas. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1906. 2 vols.

Paddock, Buckley B. History of Tarrant County 4 vol. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1922.

Pate, J'Nell. North of the River, A brief history of North Fort Worth. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press. 1994. Names found in this book

Patterson, M.E. Abandoned Pioneer Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant Co. Texas [Includes Allen, Bird's Fort, Ball Street, Chapel, Chivers, Harrington, Hood, Lipscomb, Martin, Medlin, Mount Gilead, Parker, Payne, Proctor, Riley, Spring Garden, Thomas Easter and Witten Cemeteries.]

Perkins, Clay, M.D. The Fort in Fort Worth. Cross Timbers Heritage Publishing Co., Keller, Tex. 2001.  Full Name Index On-Line

Samuels, Nancy Timmons and Knox, Barbara Roach Old Northwest Texas - Historical - Statistical - Biographical - Navarro County 1846-1860. 2 Vol. Pub. by Fort Worth Genealogical Society, Fort Worth, Tex.; Chelle-Kirk Printing Co., Arlington, Tex. 1981.

Sanders, Leonard & Tyler, Ronnie G., How Fort Worth Became The TexasMost City. Fort Worth: T.C.U. Press. 1986.

Selcer, Richard F., The Fort That Became A City. Fort Worth: T.C.U. Press. 1995.

Semple, James H. On Wings of Eagles: History of First Baptist Church of White Settlement, Texas 1868-1968.

White, Gifford E. Supplement to Texas Scholastics 1854-1855, Tarrant and Smith Counties. 1980.

Young, Charles H. Ed. History of Grapevine. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. 1979.

Periodicals: Footprints, Quarterly of Fort Worth Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 9767, Fort Worth, Tex. 76147-2767
The Table of Contents of Footprints can be found on the FWGS website. Click on the "Quarterly" button.

A Tale of Mid-Cities, Quarterly of Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
Box 407, Bedford, Tex. 76095

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