Dawson County Historical & Genealogical Society
The purpose of the society is to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Dawson County. It's major activities center around the discovery, collection, and preservation of historical materials, as well as disseminating and arousing interest in both historical and genealogical information. Meetings are at 5:30pm in the Dawson County Library, the 3rd Tuesdays of January, April, July and October. Collections maintained by the society are available for viewing in the old courthouse on Wednesdays from 10am to 5pm. Phone for more information - 706-265-3985; or email
. Write to P.O. Box 1074, Dawsonville, GA 30534. See their webpage for more information.
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.
See these links below for specific types of records and watch for pending online resources: