Ancestry Library:Search Census records, books, and serials Onsite access only.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers Search 19th-century newspapers from every state for business news, features, news, editorials, and more (For offsite access, call Reference at 765-362-2242 ext 117).
The Genealogy Club of Montgomery County has started a new database that offers access to information in local family Bibles. Try the Family Bible Project
Local History Collection: Search the entire CDPL Local History collection for both catalogued and uncatalogued items.
Cemeteries of Montgomery County:Contains readings of county tombstones dating from the early 1800s to 1981.
Vital Statistics: An index to the births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, reunions, and more in local newspapers from 1834 to present day. You can consult the microfilm of papers onsite.
Marriage Affidavits, Records, and Licenses: Images (.pdf) of the actual pages for affidavits and records from 1883-2001. Licenses are also being digitized, from 1823-2001.
Images: Images (.jpg and .pdf) of our postcards, photos, letters, documents, etc. that we have scanned. It also references other images not yet scanned but held in storage.
Montgomery County magazines: Index to historical articles published between 1976-present. You can consult the magazines' issues onsite.
Atlas of Montgomery County: 1878 Images of the complete atlas (.pdf) Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana (1876) Leads to maps of not just Indiana counties and towns, but also to national maps and statistics from the 1870 United States Census.
Account book of a general store (Burk, M. L.) in Dunlapsville, Union County Images of an account book (.pdf) covering 1837-1839.
Central School and Crawfordsville High School Faculty/Staff Index: An index to faculty/staff (.pdf) from 1876-2001.
Confederate Veterans buried in Montgomery County: A listing of 64 Confederate veterans buried in Montgomery County with unit and cemetery information (.pdf).
Crawfordsville Masonic Cemetery: Leads to abstracts of burial permits, cash receipts, foundation orders, miscellaneous papers, etc. from 1921-1982.
Events: An index of events mentioned in local newspapers (includes accidents, business openings, crimes, fires, etc. mainly 1973-77, 1990, 1998-present). You can consult the microfilm of papers onsite.
Genealogy Vertical File (Index): An index of research (family group charts, pedigree charts, correspondence, etc.) contributed by patrons.
Hawcreek Church of God Records: Leads to images (.pdf) of the records between 1839-1853. (802 records)
Persons & Organizations (Index): An index to Montgomery County people and organizations (businesses, clubs, etc.) mentioned in various publications.
Probate Records of Montgomery County (Index): An index to the probate records (.pdf) from 1822-1940. Indexed by names of decedents and estate administrators. Volume and page numbers refer to the original ledgers. The library owns microfilm copies of the ledgers, which may be consulted onsite. (order form)
Register of Negroes and Mulattoes: Leads to images (.pdf) of the actual pages, covering 1851-1853.
Sanborn map of Crawfordsville, 1925: Single image of the February 1925 Sanborn insurance of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Separate detailed sections of the map are available onsite.
Sheet music scores: A compilation of sheet music or scores including patriotic and novelty songs from the early 1900s, soundtrack songs from popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, holiday carols from around the world, and an assortment of popular hits from the Twentieth Century.
Teachers: Examinations and Contracts Leads to images (.pdf) of the documents covering 1881-1912.
Three Years in the Saddle: A digitized diary of Henry Campbell's Journal of Events, Facts, and Incidents Connected with the 18th Indiana Battery (Civil War).
Veterans: This database contains information on more than 6,000 county veterans associated with Montgomery County, from the Revolutionary War to present day.
Waynetown Masonic Cemetery: Contains records of 6,125 burials in this cemetery from 1862-2010.
Wingate News Vital Statistics: An index to the newspaper (.pdf) from 1943-1952, 1964-1968. You can consult the microfilm of this paper onsite.
Wingate News Events: An index to the newspaper (.pdf) from 1943-1947, 1964-1968. You can consult the microfilm of this paper onsite.
Yearbooks: An index to many annuals of Montgomery County schools from 1902-present. This database covers the yearbooks that we possess, which you can consult onsite.
Chilton Automotive: Get automotive and truck repair help.
For offsite access, contact the Reference desk at (765)362-2242, ext.117.
FirstSearch: Search for and request items for Interlibrary Loan. Onsite access only.
Inspire: Indiana's Virtual Library. INSPIRE includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.
Morningstar:Morningstar Investment Research Center. Onsite access only.
eAudiobooks: Download eAudiobooks and listen on your favorite device.
Freegal: Use your library barcode and PIN to download free music in .mp3 format.
RocketLanguages: Learn a new language or practice another. French, Spanish, English for Spanish speakers, American Sign language...and more.