Dawson County Library has several special collections available for researchers:
Dawson County Library's genealogy and Georgia history collection is housed in the Fannie Reagan Room. The room is named for veteran county librarian and Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society officer, Fannie Hardin Reagan. The collection is primarily regional in scope. The majority of resources concentrate on Dawson County, its predecessor counties pre-dating 1858, and ethnic and regional materials that provide background information related to early settlers.
The Rebekah Slaton Wilson Collection comprises the majority of family histories, and is supplemented with researcher contributions. Family files are in book, paper and microfilm formats and are arranged by surname. The files comprise family group sheets, ancestor charts, news clippings, correspondence, transcriptions and other materials.