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Valley Mills Public Library

Selected Sites

Texas; Texas and United States constitution; genealogy, legal resources; Literature, Medical databases

Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL): TRAIL searches and locates information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers.

The Handbook of Texas Online: The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.

Texas Online: The official website for the Great State of Texas and provides instant access to almost 800 state and local government services.

Library of Texas: Immediately start searching multiple Texas library catalogs and other knowledge collections in one sitting.

Texas Heritage Online: Texas Heritage Online provides unified online access to Texas' historical documents and images for use by teachers, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers.


                                    Atlas (with animals!) -- atlas

                                               Satellite --- find addresses-- go to "Google"


                                       Challenge at Caprock: Saving the bison


                                        Palo Duro Canyon State park

                                       How many way can you use a buffalo:


                                        American Buffalo: spirit of a nation


                                         Yellowstone national Park

                                         Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife conservation 


                                          Smithsonian National Zoological Park


                                   Texas Constitution and statutes:


          Texas Statutes: http//

                                   Texas Governors:

                                    Texas Highways (magazine) at

                                     Texas Monthly (magazine) online at

                                                         CONSTITUTION  (U.S.)


       book online about all kinds of energy resources, development of energy, etc., including cancer research


     Go to         for information about fuel usage for new and used vehicles 1984 - 2021


For census records and family histories, link to Heritage Quest in the Texshare databases on this website

     The Valley Mills Girl Scout troop found this website very helpful, and I appreciate their sharing it.  The site gives a general overview of genealogy and sites to search, plus forms to download!

Go to  the Waco-McLennan County Library website :

Go to the archives of Bosque county  at:

Go  to the Salado Public Library website:

Go to the Clifton library (Nellie Pederson Civic Library) at

Texas death certificates are now online at: (next to Home at top, select Search Records Pilot)

Library has small  genealogy book collection

Library has STIRPES, the journal of the Texas State Genealogical Society, beginning with the March 2021 issue.

Library has " Heart of Texas Records"  published by the Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc. (Waco)/

    Vol. 50, No. 3 (Fall 2007);  Vol. 51, No. 1 (Spring 2008); Vol. 51, No. 2 (Summer 2008); vol. 51, No. 3 (Fall 2008) ; -

    Vol. 51, No. 4 (Winter 2008-2009)

 and through 2022

If you are interested in attending genealogical lectures and visiting with others interested in genealogy, please call the library for information as to our next meeting. Our first meeting  in October, '08 was a lecture and handout on research by Carrie Tarrant of VM.

She has also provided a handout on DNA.

We had a combination book review and lecture on research by Sherri Knight of Stephenville on Feb 10, '09.

Documentation is very important.   As you research document where you found your information; if you compile into booklet or book, be sure to document your information.

Hint: when researching ancestor, type the name in quotation marks for a Google search!

                                                         LAW; LEGAL RESOURCES

   Disclaimer:  This web site is recommended for information only, and is not being given as legal advice.

                                                 LITERATURE   --  Analysis and criticism

Texshare databases -- at

   (you must come to the library to get user name and password)

        Gale Literature Resource Center --  biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of noted authors and their works

        Chadwyck-Healy 20th Century Poetry -- online access to great modern English and American poetry

                                                  MEDICAL DATABASES / Medicine and Health

In Texshare databases -- go to the link on Home page -- must have user name and password from the librarian

Also, the following links are recommended:   
                                                    in Spanish/ en Espanol

A patron has found the following  database helpful:

                                                                     MONEY / SAVINGS


Bosque River ( how high after rains!) ---

        or do a Google search for :  Texas streamflow ---   for other databases on rivers

       wonder about Hog Creek at Patton?  same database