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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.
                        WorldVitalRecords-Remote access with Library Card number

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:

  • History of Macon County Georgia - Louise Frederick Hays
  • Supplement to The Record of Connecticut Men...During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783, Vols. 1 & 2 - Connecticut Historical Society               
  • The Early History of Boston: Aspinwall Notarial Records, 1644-1655 - William Aspinwall
  • A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records - Carroll D. Wright
  • The History and Antiquities of Boston From Its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770 - Samuel G. Drake               
  • History of Ancient Families of New Amsterdam and New York - Edwin R. Purple                
  • A History of Rowan County North Carolina - Reverend Jethro Rumple
  • Gone to Texas:  A History of the Lone Star State - Randolph B. Campbell
  • Annals of Witchcraft in New England and Elsewhere in the United States (with index of names) - Samuel G. Drake
  • The Expansion of New England:  The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865 - L. K. Mathews
  • Dictionary of American-Indian Place and Proper Names in New England - R. A. Douglas-Lithgow
  • The Original Lists of Persons of Quality 1600-1700 - John Camden Hotten, ed.

                                    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:

  • Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood - Betsy J. Green                            
  • A Field Guide to American Houses - Virginia Savage McAlester               
  • Understanding Documents For Genealogy & Local History - Bruce Durie
  • Jump Start Your Genealogy Research - Vickie Chupurdia
  • Tracing Your Irish & British Roots - W. Daniel Quillen
  • Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques - George G. Morgan & Drew Smith
  • Sustainable Genealogy:  Separating fact From Fiction In Family Legends - Richard Hite

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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