The City of Logan Library recently received 80,000 genealogical books, documents and microfilm worth about $1.7 million dollars.
The collection has accumulated over 57 years in Cache Valley by the Everton Publishers, a privately held genealogical library. Bobbie Coray, president and CEO of the Cache Chamber of Commerce and amateur genealogist, worked to keep the library in Cache Valley.
The gift is given by William Schjelderup, who acquired the Everton Publishers Company and the library. He is also the owner of COMPanion Corporation, the developer of Alexandria Library Automation software.
Research in the library for the public will not be available immediately but will be temporarily housed in city buildings. However, the collection will eventually be added to the Logan library and available through the Internet.