Genealogy and Historical

Genealogy and Historical Resources


mapThe Genealogy & History Department is here to help people learn about the rich history of Clark County, Indiana.

Read a brief history of Clark County, Indiana.

Clark County cemetery list with locations (updated June 2018)


The majority of genealogy and history materials are kept at the Charlestown Library branch. Each of the four other branches houses materials mostly pertaining to their location.

See a list of the Library’s history and genealogy collection.

The library also has a large online digital collection on Indiana Memory. We have 2 collections on Indiana Memory containing thousands of images created from original source material owned by the library.

Read more about our Indiana Memory Project and see a listing of items.


Use this form for any inquires about the library's collection.


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Ancestry.com library edition contains census, vital, church, military, court, immigration records, and much more.

This database can only be accessed by using a computer at any of the five branches of the Charlestown-Clark County Public Library.

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HeritageQuestOnline offers census records, family and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank, U.S. Serial Set, and more.

It is available from your home computer with a valid library card. Click this link, if you are in one of our libraries to login without a card.


Other Local Genealogy Facilities
List of other local libraries and organizations that offer genealogy and history resources.

Online Genealogy Resources
List of various genealogy and history web sites.


In Indiana:

Death and birth records are kept at the county health departments.
Clark County health department 

Marriage, wills, and property records are kept at the county court houses.
Clark County Government


Online Reference of Clark County Interest

1875 Map of Clark County, Indiana 
The Charlestown Library and Sellersburg Library have this map hanging in the meeting rooms.
Digital image provided by Library of Congress.

Baird's History of Clark County Indiana 
written by Lewis Baird in 1909

History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties Vol 1
General history. History of Jefferson County, Ky. The history of Louisville.

History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties Vol 2
Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville.