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Fort Worth Genealogical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: R-0024

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the masters for the Fort Worth Genealogical Society's quarterly, Footprints , and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include newsletters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia pertaining to the history and activities of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. Later additions of other material in the collection include financial and membership records, meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, publicity items, and records of gifts and memorials. The collection is arranged in four series. The first series, Footprints, consists of master copies of the FWGS quarterly journal. The second series, Scrapbooks, consists of scrapbooks kept by the organization from 1957-1967. The third series, Administrative Records, consists of financial records, membership records, minutes, correspondence, and documentation of gifts and memorials. The fourth series, Publications, contains newsletters, publicity material, and workshop and seminar documentation. The collection dates from 1957-2015. The extent of the collection is 66 boxes (45.93 linear feet).

Dates

  • 1957-2015

Language of Materials

English

History

Founded in 1957, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society (FWGS) was created to foster and maintain interest in genealogy among citizens of Tarrant County, Texas and surrounding areas. It is a non-profit organization, and publishes genealogical and historical information to the public. FWGS assists the Fort Worth Library in the acquisition of genealogical and historical research material. FWGS helps provide an environment for genealogists to share ideas and genealogy research methodology.

Extent

45.93 Linear Feet

Provenance

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society Records collection was, and continues to be donated by members and officers of the organization.
  • Genealogy Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Title
FORT WORTH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Status
In Progress

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
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