Resources & Useful Links


Ancestry logo


Ancestry is the largest private online genealogy database. It allows users to create virtual family trees to trace their lineage, and get "hints" about who else could be their ancestors. It also contains historical records that can be connected to family members and used as genealogical evidence.


Please note: This can only be used from within the library's network

  • Click the logo above or the link below
  • Select "Begin Searching" for an over all search or use one of the other search options

Ancestry Webpage

Mango logo


Mango Languages helps you learn new languages (English, Spanish, German, and many more...). Prepare for business trips, vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based language lessons.


  1. Click on the logo above or the link below and select "Sign up" in the top right corner
  2. Select the language you would like to start learning (can be changed anytime)
  3. Fill out the registration form (*full library card number)
  4. Click "Create Free Profile"
  5. Enjoy learning new languages!

Mango Languages Webpage

Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History has made issues of The Hondo Anvil-Herald available on the online website.

More information about 'The Portal to Texas History' and its partners is available on the website.