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Crawfordsville District Public Library
Library medallion 205 S. Washington Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-362-2242, 765-362-7986 (fax)
Mon-Thur: 9-9 | Fri-Sat: 9-5 | Sun 1-5


Local History/Genealogy (subscription)

Ancestry Library:
Search Census records, books, and serials Onsite access only.

Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest Online:
Search Census records, books, and serials. Onsite access only. (Heritage Quest Online offsite access for CDPL card holders only)

Heritage Quest
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).

Local History/Genealogy (CDPL)

CDPL Local History

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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.

Guardian's Docket: Images (.pdf) of the actual pages, covering 1825-1874.

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General Interest

Gale Chilton Automotive
Chilton Automotive:
Get automotive and truck repair help.
For offsite access, contact the Reference desk at (765)362-2242, ext.117.

Search for and request items for Interlibrary Loan. Onsite access only.

Indiana's Virtual Library. INSPIRE includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center. Onsite access only.

Axis 360 eBooks
Download eBooks to various readers (instructions).

Download eAudiobooks and listen on your favorite device.

Use your library barcode and PIN to download free music in .mp3 format.

Rocket Languages
Learn a new language or practice another. French, Spanish, English for Spanish speakers, American Sign language...and more.