Local History & Texana

History & Records

Local History and some Texana materials are available at the newly renovated Sherman Public Library at this time.  The majority of genealogy resources have been transferred to the new Research facilities at Frontier Village, Loy Park, Denison. We still have a number of the "green dot" how-to and general genealogy books available here to check out, including books on Ancestry and Family Search online resources. We maintain our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition as well as MyHeritage and the Heritage Quest resources on our TexShare databases. The latter two are available from home for our patrons. Our microfilm copies of the Herald Democrat and microfiche of some local and Texas history will also be available soon.   

Our thanks go out to the Frontier Village organization which graciously agreed to house combined genealogy research resources of the Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro libraries, making it a top-notch collection we hope that local and out of town researchers will grow to embrace and support!

Useful websites for local history research:

  • West Hill Cemetery

TexShare Please contact the Library for TexShare login information.
The genealogy database MyHeritage Library Edition is now live! All you need to do to sign in is to start from this page, either at the library or off-site from your computer or your mobile device, with your current Sherman Public Library Card. Use uppercase letters and all numbers-no spaces! This is a major database to rival those other guys, and it is free for our patrons!

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For genealogy and local history questions,
please contact

Michael Miller. 903-892-7240
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The Sherman Public Library has several genealogy ebooks through our OverDrive account. If you need additional about ebooks and audiobooks you can access through your devices, contact the library at the above listed number or my email.-Michael

* The Local History and Genealogy area has current subscriptions of a number of periodicals, including:
     The Choctaw monthly paper - Biskinik
     The Chickasaw monthly paper - Chickasaw Times
    Your Genealogy Today 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.                     

 If you are interested in a particular book and would like to know if it is available, please check our online catalog or the OverDrive link on our main page.