Category Archives: genealogy

I’m interested in finding articles that will help me with genealogy research. Can you suggest how to start?

The Genealogy Division houses hundreds of periodical titles, but locating specific articles can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin. Genealogy staff recommends starting with PERSI (the Periodical Source Index), an online database from HeritageQuest that allows you … Continue reading

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I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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Does your genealogy department have any information about tracking down individuals that were better known to the police than to reputable sectors of society? Family legend has it that my great grandpa was a rascal who was frequently on the wrong side of the law.

It seems every family has stories they would rather keep from the light of day. Fortunately, the Genealogy Division has a lot of material that may help track down the skeletons in your clan closet.   Here are some books … Continue reading

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