Washington Carnegie Public Library

Washington, Indiana

Celebrating 111 Years!


Genealogy and Local History


300 West Main St.
Washington, IN 47501


NEW!  Click HERE for the Daviess County (mostly) Civil War  Soldier Obituary List!   


Updated Family History Collection List.  Click HERE for a PDF file.



To search digital archives for the Washington papers 1857 through 1925, please click below





1940 Census now available-----call the library to discuss how to access this!


General Information:

The Carnegie Public Library has an extensive collection of family histories, county histories and other information. Please contact our genealogy assistant, Debbie, or our reference librarian, Libby,  for further assistance.  Our genealogy department is always open, but for special assistance, please visit the genealogy room on Monday 12-8, Wednesday 10-6 and  Tuesday,Thursday, Friday from 10-5.

Genealogy Requests Online:

For the most professional research service in Daviess County and the surrounding area, please contact us!!  The WCPL Genealogy/Reference Department research center offers research services to those individuals interested in obtaining genealogical and historical data from the vast resources of the departmentís collection but who cannot conduct an on-site investigation at the present time. The research is performed by certified and licensed librarians experienced in conducting genealogical research and in using the resources of the Genealogy Department and on the Internet. Up to an hour will be spent evaluating the research question, exploring primary and secondary sources, obtaining copies of pertinent documents, and composing a research response. The fee for this service is subject to work being done non-refundable and paid in advance.  Please email or call for exact fees.  A research response (limited to three pages) sent via email will incur no additional charge.  Mailing copies and information via postal mail will result in a charge for copies and postage.  Please Click HERE for a Research Form which you may print, fill out and mail to the library.



Heritage Quest- This database is provided through donations from FRIENDS of the Carnegie Public Library and the Daviess County Historical Society.  Thank you to these organizations!  You may access this database from the library's homepage using your WCPL library card number.


Useful Internet Links for Genealogy:

Cyndi's List - Genealogy Sites on the web

Indiana Commission on Public Records - Links include the Indiana State Archives and a listing of genealogy sites.

National Archives and Records Administration

Daviess County Indiana Historical Society







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