Author Judy Jacobson notes that, “History and genealogy are entwined to such a degree that a researcher cannot consider one without the other,” and that studying history… Read more “Historical Timelines Book Helps Add Context to Ancestor’s Lives”
The Denton Municipal Archives has a new collection. The Parkway’s Children Memorial Collection available for research. Read more about the collection in the Library’s blog. Also included is information on a new accession pertaining to the Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, processing of an addition to the Public Affairs Office Records and the next exhibit page to be added to Denton’s Parks: The History Behind the Names.
Denton Public Library’s Special Collections is the fortunate recipient of the recent donation of 19 new volumes from the Mayflower Society’s Silver Books Project. The books were… Read more “Donation Updates DPL’S Mayflower Silver Books Collection”
No doubt by now any genealogist worth their salt has heard that the 1950 U.S. Population Census will be released on April 1st. It’s been 10 long… Read more “View, Listen, Read: Get Ready for the 1950 Census Release in April”
Feeling the need to take your genealogy research to the next level? Want to learn a research process from start to finish? Would you like to create… Read more “Up Your Genealogical Game and Research Like A Pro”
[Warning, this post contains nerdy photos of old fences. You have been warned.] There’s an old house in Denton that I’ve admired for years which I later… Read more “What Remains of the Texas Wire Fence Company of Denton, Texas”
As I write this the ice is still melting from the first hard freeze of 2022. Each winter brings some type of bad weather but some storms… Read more “It Was So Cold the Lakes Froze”
The Denton Municipal Archives has received and processed new material. Discover what’s new by reading the library’s latest blog post.
If you’ve ever visited Quakertown Park near the Emily Fowler Library, you may have noticed two round concrete tables with benches. Ada Raley, widow of J.Frank Raley,… Read more “Camp Cajon, California-style Tables in Quakertown Park and the Clyde Carpenter Contractors.”
When asked about moving to Pilot Point, Dr. Hawley said, I chose a small Texas town where most of the people were from southern states and were still calling all northerners “Damn Yankee.”