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Local History & Genealogy
History & Records
The Sherman Public Library has a Local History and Genealogy Department, which houses local history books and records, marriage licenses (1846-1911), Grayson County deeds (1846-1885), Grayson County tax rolls (1846-1910) on microfilm, obituaries, Sherman City directories, the Sherman newspaper, Grayson County Census records and Grayson County Cemetery records.

Useful websites for local history research:

  • West Hill Cemetery

TexShare Please contact the Library for TexShare login information.

Fold3 Access-Please contact the Library for login information.

For genealogy and local history questions,
please contact
Michael Miller. 903-892-7240
Did You Know?

* The Sherman Public Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. This new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. FamilySearch has extended access to its collections by circulating microfilms of their historic records through select public libraries, called affiliate libraries. Microfilms may be ordered online through FamilySearch ( )for a nominal fee of $6.50, then when the film arrives at the Sherman Public Library, the patron will use the library's microfilm readers. The library will maintain possession of the film and return it to FamilySearch. 

* The Local History and Genealogy area has current subscriptions and back issues of a number of periodicals, including:

     The Choctaw monthly paper- Biskinik
     The Chickasaw monthly paper- Chickasaw Times
     Family Chronicle magazine
     Family Tree magazine
     Prologue- the quarterly National Archives publication
     National Genealogical Society Magazine and Quarterly publications
     New England Ancestors
     Kinfolk- The Rich Family Association publication
     New England Ancestors.

Recent additions to our Genealogy Collection:
  • The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Vol. 1, 1514-1861 - Rowland, Moore, and Rogers
  • Genealogy Online for Dummies - Matthew and April Helm
  • My Father, Daniel Boone - The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone, Edited by Neal O. Hammon
  • Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques - George G. Morgan and Drew Smith
  • Out-of-Style:  A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved - Betty Kreisel Shubert
  • Texas Land Survey Maps for Collin, Denton, Fannin, Hunt, Lamar and Red River Counties - Gregory A. Boyd
  • 1804 Tax Assessment Baltimore County, Maryland - Michael A. Ports
  • Baltimore County, Maryland Marriage Licenses May 1, 1798 to February 11, 1815 and February 11, 1815 to April 30, 1823 - Michael A. Ports
  • Baltimore County, Maryland Trader and Ordinary Licenses 1830-1832 - Michael A. Ports
  • History of Harford County, Maryland From 1608 to the Close of the War of 1812 - Walter W. Preston, A.M.
  • Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 - New York Adjutant General's Office                                                                         

                                    Check This Out !  

A number of genealogy how-to books (and several VHS tapes) are now available for checkout. These books (and tapes) are indicated by a green dot on the spine or cover. Among the "Green Dot" titles are:

  • Finding Family:  My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA - Richard Hill
  • The Dawes Commission and the Allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914 - Kent Carter
  • DNA and Social Networking; a guide to genealogy in the twenty-first century - Debbie Kennett 
  • The Guide to FamilySearch Online - James L. Tanner
  • Our Quaker Ancestors; Finding Them in Quaker Records - Ellen T. & David A. Berry

If you are interested in a particular book and would like to know if it is available, please check our online catalog
Bibliographic Association of the Red River (BARR).


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