Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing the information found in family trees, historical records, genetics and health history to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Watch tutorial! Please note: This database is only available onsite at the Dawson and Lumpkin County Libraries.

Digital Library of Georgia

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The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

Digital Newspaper Archives

Family Search

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.


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Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


Logo for GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library

GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

Georgia Archives


The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, provides access and preserves Georgia’s historical documents.

HeritageQuest Online


HeritageQuest Online offers a collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. It offers primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Genealogy Assistance

If you need any assistance with the collection or help researching your family history, contact one of our Information Specialists:

Dawson County Library
Cloe Thomason
706-344-3690, ext. 2026

Lumpkin County Library
Anna Garland
706-864-3668, ext. 1014