[Libs-Or] OLA Quarterly Author Showcase: Dawn M. Carlile, Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 15:23:54 PDT 2018

Dawn Carlile is the volunteer Library Coordinator for the Oregon
Genealogical Society’s (OGS) Research Library in Eugene. Please download
and read Dawn’s latest article, “Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure
Trove of Family Histories,” here:


>From Dawn’s article, “With more than 30 genealogical societies currently in
Oregon (per the Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon’s
directory on their website: http://www.gswco.org/ogs.html), researchers do
not have to travel far to find one that specializes in their individual
needs. Regionally, the Oregon Genealogical Society’s Research Library in
Eugene, where I’ve been the library coordinator for two years, has
more than 14,000
items in its collection representing all 50 states as well as 22 countries.”

This article is a wonderful place to start for librarians and their patrons
who want to learn about genealogy and the resources in Oregon that are
available to them.  Perhaps you can permanently link to Dawn’s article on
your website, to help spread the word of these amazing institutions.  One
can refer back to this information time and time again, as more and more
patrons become interested in their personal histories.  Perhaps this trend
is partially due to the new DNA tests available to discover one’s ancestry.
I don’t know; you would have to contact Dawn and ask her.

Thank you,

Charles Wood

OLA Communications Committee Chair
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