Genealogy & Local History

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Online Genealogy Databases

Chestatee Regional Library offers a variety of online genealogy resources for patrons to use any where, any time, on any device. All you need is your library card to help you find the roots of your family tree!

Dawson County Genealogy Resources

Dawson County Library’s genealogy collection contains historical maps & blueprints, local records & newspapers on microfilm, genealogy books & periodicals, and family files collected & donated by local genealogists.

Lumpkin County Genealogy Resources

Lumpkin County Library’s genealogy collection offers original government documents, historical maps & drawings, local records & newspapers on microfilm, genealogy books & periodicals, and several extensive family collections donated by local genealogists.

Reference Services

Information Specialists

Chestatee Regional Library’s Information Specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have via email, phone, or in person. We can answer most requests for brief, factual information.

We are not able to answer any questions requiring medical, legal, or tax expertise.

Dawson County Library

Lumpkin County Library

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  • Want to brush up on your computer skills?
  • Unsure about email or how to find what you want online?
  • Need to find business, government, or medical information?
  • Want to begin searching for an ancestor?
  • Writing a term paper and need help choosing a subject?

There is a ton of information out there. Let a librarian be your personal guide! Our Book-A-Librarian program gives you an uninterrupted, one-hour session with one of our Information Specialists. To set up an appointment, you can call or email your local library or fill out an online Book-A-Librarian request form:

Help Lists

Our Help Lists provide contact information and website links for community resources in Dawson & Lumpkin Counties – emergency services, local government, education, counseling, transportation, financial assistance, medical care, and more:

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Proctoring Service
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As a service to patrons of the library and area residents, the Chestatee Regional Library provides a test proctoring service. To schedule a proctoring appointment, you can contact one of our Information Specialists or fill out an online request form:

Test proctoring services are available Monday-Thursday by appointment for a fee $15.00 per exam.

Request An Interlibrary Loan

If you are looking for an item that is not available in the PINES catalog, we can request the book from an institution outside of the PINES Library System.

You are responsible for all books you borrow through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and must pay the standard borrowing fee of $3.00 per item plus all fines and/or fees for late, damaged, or lost materials. The lending library sets due dates and renewal dates, as well as costs for lost or damaged books.

To request an interlibrary loan, contact your local library or fill out the online Interlibrary Loan Request form.

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