Online Resources

Click the picture to access the TexShare Databases.


The TexShare Databases allow you to access over 27,000 journals, over 171,000 ebooks, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. Please contact Boyce Ditto Public Library at 940-328-7880 if you need ASSISTANCE.  

Patrons accessing TexShare from home may either click “Select your Library” in the upper-right corner of the TexShare home page or click on any resource, and you will be prompted to select your library from the list and log in.

The Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.


Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, offers free access to numerous historical record collections from around the world. This is an important source for census records, Freedman's Bank records, Native American census rolls, the U.S. Social Security Death Index, and marriage, birth and baptismal records from around the world. They also have a significant collection of family history books digitized from partner libraries, including the Allen County Public Library (IN) and the Dallas Public Library. Notes: Access to FamilySearch records requires a free FamilySearch account. TSLAC has not reviewed this resource for accessibility. Texas

Free access to Texas is available to Texas State residents.  Click the Texas link above and follow the instructions to create your free account.

Texas State Library Genealogy Resources

The Texas Family Heritage Research Center located at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes genealogical publications such as printed family and county histories, a variety of Texas government records, federal census schedules, and many other resources to help you compile your family history.