Welcome to Tarrant County, Texas

Texas Genealogy Trails

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

This Tarrant County Website

is Available for Adoption 

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. 

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!  If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.  Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]
 
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.

 
* * * NEW DATA ADDED CONSTANTLY * * *
. . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . .

 

COUNTY INFORMATION
 

Tarrant County is the second most populous county in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and contains its second largest principal city.  The county seat is Fort Worth, which is the largest city in Tarrant County. Arlington is the second largest city in Tarrant County.  On December 20, 1849, the county was founded and named after Tarrant, who had been instrumental in driving out the Indians.

Little is known of the Indians who inhabited the area of present-day Tarrant County before the coming of European explorers in the sixteenth century. Groups thought to have been in the area were the Tonkawas and the Hasinai Caddos. By the late 1700s the Comanches, Kiowas, and Wichitas had also moved into the region. When white settlers came they clashed with the native population. The battle of Village Creek occurred in 1841. A seventy-man force, led by Gen. Edward H. Tarrant, seized and destroyed three Indian villages.

In the 1870s Tarrant County experienced periods of prosperity and economic depression. During that decade two major factors played a part: cattle and railroads. Cattle were being driven through the county on the way north, and this provided opportunities for area merchants. The trail drivers needed supplies and entertainment, and Tarrant County was willing and able to provide both.

Photo by Louis Reed via GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2



 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

Arlington  *  Azle †  *  Bedford  *  Benbrook  *  Blue Mound  *  Briar †††††  *  Burleson ***
*  Colleyville  *  Crowley  *  Dalworthington Gardens  *  Eagle Mountain  *  Edgecliff Village
*  Euless  *  Everman  *  Forest Hill  *  Fort Worth ††††  *  Grapevine †††
*  Grand Prairie # *  Haltom City  *  Haslet  *  Hurst  *  Keller  *
*  Kennedale  *  Lake Worth  *  Lakeside  *  Mansfield *****
*  Newark ****  *  North Richland Hills  *  Pantego  *  Pecan Acres ††  *  Pelican Bay
*  Rendon  *  Richland Hills  *  River Oaks  *  Saginaw  *  Sansom Park
*  Southlake ††††  *  Watauga  *  Westlake ††††  *  Westover Hills  * Westworth Village
White Settlement


# Mostly in Dallas County
** Mostly in Denton County
*** Mostly in Johnson County
**** Mostly in Wise County
***** Partly in Johnson and Ellis Counties
† Partly in Parker County
†† Partly in Wise County
††† Small portion in Dallas County
†††† Small portion in Denton County
††††† Party in Parker and Wise Counties

 

 
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!


If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at Texas Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
 
Online Data
Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries Census Records
Church Records County Records Death Records Family Stories
History Marriage Records Military Records Miscellaneous Records
Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries and Death Notices School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
June 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice; Biographies: BEVERLY
Mar 2017: Death Notices: MARTIN; Website redecorated and mobile friendly
Feb 2017: Marriage News: FITTS, HATTON; Death News: LATHAM, SCHOLL - Submitted by Maurene Richard Miller
SEARCH OUR SITES

Submit an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.

 

If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our mailing lists

Texas is covered under our "Southwestern States" mailing list.

Surrounding Counties

 VISIT OUR PRAIRIE AND LAKES REGION PAGE

 OR VISIT OUR TEXAS STATE PAGE

OR VISIT OUR NATIONAL SITE

Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.