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My family came to the United States from Mexico and I’m interested in finding out more about my ancestors. Can you help me find records from Mexico, or do you only have genealogy books about the United States?

Staff in the Genealogy and History Division are always eager to help people track down their ancestors and the coverage in the Genealogy collection is worldwide. We’re especially excited about some new collections in our databases featuring Mexico. Ancestry.com has … Continue reading

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What are all the Post-It notes I see stuck on the 1st floor windows at the Central Library?

We’re so glad you asked that question because we are really excited about upcoming changes on the first floor.  The Post-It Art is to highlight the Downtown Branch Teen Center which we will be expanding later this summer. We are … Continue reading

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My 3rd- and 9th-graders are having trouble with their homework. I have tried to help them as much as I can, but they need more assistance. Does the library offer any type of afterschool tutoring?

Yes, we do! The Dallas Public Library is pleased to offer Homework Help through Brainfuse. Homework Help provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help for students in grades K-12, as well as state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing … Continue reading

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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’m thinking about getting my first tattoo and I’d like to do some research on the history of tattoos and maybe even browse through some books to get ideas for designs. Does the library have anything that might help me get started with the process?

Sure, whether you’re looking for design inspiration or some social or historical background on tattoos, you’ll find lots about “ink” at the Dallas Public Library. For instance, did you know that Ötzi the Iceman who died in the Italian Alps … Continue reading

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