GENEALOGY

If you are interested in learning more about your family history, the Genealogy Department at the Mesquite Public Library is the place to begin your search. An excellent collection of genealogy materials is housed at the Main Library (300 West Grubb Drive). The collection includes microfilm census records for Texas and other areas of the U.S., journals from genealogy societies, family histories, city directories, local histories, yearbooks and over 7,000 books to assist you in tracing your family history. Access to the collection is available during all library hours, however the area is only staffed part-time by a specialist. Call 972-216-6229 for assistance. The TexShare databases that are offered by the library provide access to HeritageQuest online.

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or just beginning the search for your roots, our genealogy librarian can help you get started on your journey to discover more about yourself through your family history.