The Mesquite Public Library provides online access to databases for Census information, local histories, and maps. Please contact the Genealogy department at 972-216-6229 for information on how to access these databases from your home computer. The Library’s genealogy collection includes a variety of information sources, such as vital records, census indexes, military and immigration records, newspaper articles, family histories, yearbooks, city directories and maps. The genealogy department is staffed part-time by a genealogy librarian who can assist with research questions.
Obituaries from 2002-present in The Dallas Morning News are accessible from all public access computers in the library.
The Dallas Morning New database is also available from your home computer. Older obituaries are available on microfilm for the following publications: Mesquite News (Texas Mesquiter), Dallas Times Herald, and The Dallas Morning News; the microfilm reels go back to the earliest publication of each newpaper. Library staff members are available to assist with using the microfilm equipment.