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The National Archives Fort Worth (NARA) will host a free “Genealogy for Kids Camp,” for children ages 8-12 at the National Archives Fort Worth. Many adult genealogists are used to attending NARA events, but this is a special opportunity for the genealogist-in-the-making.

This is an opportunity for parents to get their little genealogists a head start on a new hobby. Students will learn valuable research skills when participating in fun hands-on activities related to historical records.

Campers will learn to use census records, passenger arrival records, naturalization documents, and more.

The program is a three-day camp, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Day one will be “Exploring the Census.” Day two will be “Immigration Records.” Day three will be “Putting it all Together.”

The camp will be held at the Montgomery Plaza location, 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 162, 817-831-5620.

Although the camp is free, it does require a reservation. Contact ftworth.education@nara.gov in order to reserve space by July 10. Parents should include child's name and age when making reservation.

The National Archives Fort Worth offers services and genealogy assistance throughout the year. Each month they host “Friday Freebies,” a free workshop the first Friday of the month that focuses on a different topic. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while attending this free workshop. However, due to the Independence Day holiday, there is no workshop in July.

There will be workshops August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 5. Call (817) 831-5620 with questions.

In addition to the monthly workshops, the National Archives Fort Worth is open the third Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Computers, microfilm machines, and free printing available.

Resources at the NARA include military service records, federal census records, passenger arrival records, and Dawes census cards and enrollment jackets for the Five Tribes of Oklahoma.

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