For a complete list of the databases available from the library, please go to the
Research Tools page.
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Explore family history, from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Available within the library only.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to genealogical and historical resources. Available within the library only.
Denton Record-Chronicle Collection
Search more than 10 years of Denton history with the Denton Record-Chronicle Collection. Coverage from 2004 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition.
Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.
HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members.
Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Heritage Quest Online
Provides a collection of research materials to help patrons trace their family lineage.
A collection of original landowner maps, historical maps, and atlases. Available within the library only.
Local News Index
Search for local news stories from the Denton Record-Chronicle compiled by Denton Public Library staff.
Newspaper Archives (Accessible From Home)
Provides access to more than 3,000 newspapers including the Denton Record-Chronicle, issues from 1909 to 1977. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
Portal to Texas History
Provides access to digital scans of the Denton Public Library's Historical Photo Collection.
1890 Census Substitute for Denton County
List of names compiled by staff and volunteers of the Denton Public Library. The names were taken from the 1890 Denton County Tax Rolls, the 1890-91 State Gazetteer & Business Directory, and a few deed records. Please note that there will be some duplication and misspellings due to poor or illegible handwriting. Please contact the department for scanned images.
Kendall Family Bible
Originally owned by Daniel J. Kendall and Novella Norton Kendall who resided in Pilot Point. Daniel was the son of Allen and Elizabeth Brown Kendall. Many of the Kendall family members are buried in the Pilot Point Community Center. Donated by Betty Crockford.
Index to original marriage licenses from various counties in Texas. Dates ranging from 1857-1934. Relating to the surnames Anderson, Ballard, Hart, Hatch, Hogan, Phillips, Ray, Smith, Taylor, and others. Contact the library to receive scan of the original document.
Documents from - Rebekah Lodge #262
Index to petition for membership, transfer and withdraw cards for the Lake Dallas Rebekah Lodge #262. Date of applications range from 1959-1982. Contact the library to receive scan of the original document.
Images and Exhibits
Photographs, oral history interviews, library videos, old newspapers and other oddities that live in the Special Collections Department of the Denton Public Library.
City of Denton Municipal Photographs
Features documents, newsletters, clippings, and photographs from the early 1900s to present day, depicting people, places, and activities about the various Departments of the City of Denton.