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. Our microfilm copies of the Herald Democrat and microfiche of some local and Texas history are available here for patron use, and patrons can use the microfiche machine to print and email clippings from those resources. We also maintain our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition as well as Heritage Quest (available from home for our patrons, using TexShare).

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:

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The Portal to Texas History

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Please contact the Library for TexShare login information.

For genealogy and local history questions, please contact Michael Miller.

Phone: 903-892-7240
Email: millerm@grayson.edu

Did You Know?

The Sherman Public Library has several genealogy ebooks through our OverDrive account. If you need additional information 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 of the Library 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

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.