Washington Carnegie Public Library

Genealogy and Local History

General Information:
The Washington Carnegie Public Library has an extensive collection of family histories, county histories, and other information. We will be happy to assist you in your genealogy quest

Genealogy Requests Online:
The WCPL Genealogy research center offers research services to those individuals interested in obtaining genealogical and historical data from the vast resources of the department’s collection but who cannot conduct an on-site investigation at the present time. The research is performed by certified and licensed librarians/assistants 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 3 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 fill out the form below for more information.

heritage-quest-onlineHeritage 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:

Access the Updated Family History Collection List
Search digital archives for the Washington papers 1857 through 1925

  • Hours

    Monday- 10:00 am-7:00 pm
    Tuesday- 10:00 am-7:00 pm
    Wednesday-10:00 am-7:00 pm
    Thursday- 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Saturday - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Sunday - Closed

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    300 West Main St.
    Washington, IN 47501