• Genealogy Department

    Discover your roots in our Genealogy Department.

    Crawford County Indiana was formed in 1818 from the counties of Harrison, Orange, and Perry.

    The Crawford County Public Library was established in 1954 in English, Indiana.
    The current facility was built in 1995, when the town was moved to higher ground after devastating flooding in 1979 and 1990.
    Parking lot is at the back of the building.

  • Our Collection

    Our Collection Contains:

    • Cemeteries Index.
    • Cemetery Records (Files and Books).
    • Census Records.
    • Crawford County Historical & Genealogical Society publications.
    • Death Index.
    • Family Histories (Books and Files)
    • Mack Tucker Records.
      Marriage Index.
    • Local Newspapers on Microfilm, some from 1838 to the present (not every year, nor all months of some years).
    • Obituary Index for Local Newspaper.
    • Notebooks containing area history and photos.
    • Some plat books and maps. (earliest Plat book is from 1920’s.)
    • High School Yearbooks.
    • Some records from the neighboring counties of Dubois, Harrison, and Orange.
  • Rules

    All books and materials in the genealogy department are REFERENCE ONLY and may not be checked out of the library.

    • Please leave all books on table, library staff will re-shelve.
    • No food or drinks allowed.
    • Please keep your cell phone on “Mute” while in the library  (calls may be made out in the hallway.)
    • Please check with staff before making any photocopies due to copyright laws.

      Copies:  10ยข
  • Genealogist

    Anne Hager is available for your assistance on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    Short inquiries may be answered through email.  Responses by regular mail incur $5.00 research fee plus copy charges and postage.

    Contact address:

    Anne Hager, Genealogy Dept.
    Crawford County Public Library
    203 Indiana Ave., P.O. Box 159
    English, IN 47118
    Phone: 812-338-2606
    Fax:  812-338-3034
    Email: Anne Hager

  • Court Archives


    The early official county records of marriages and probates are located at the Archives in the former Dollar General Store, located at 777 Indiana 64, English, IN 1/2 mile from the library, maintained by volunteers of the Crawford Co. Historical & Genealogical Society.  

    The Archives building hours are:
    Tues, 9:00 am — 2:00 pm  April through September. 
    The building is closed October thru March.  
    Contact Roberta Toby at 812-365-9067
    or email her at  kentucky41girl@frontier.com
    for inquiries or an appointment.

    Official Birth and Death records are in the county Health Dept., located across the street from the library. (Births and Deaths from 1899)

    County Health Dept. Phone: 812-338-2302

    Health Department and Judicial Center Hours:

    Monday 8:00 am—4:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:00 am—6:00 pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 8:00 am—6:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am—4:00 pm
    Saturday Closed

    All land deed records and are held in the Judicial Center located behind the Dollar General Store just off state hwy. 64, approximately 1/4 mile from the library.

    County Clerk Phone:   812-338-2565.

  • Ancestry

    The library has a subscription to Ancestry.com.
    You have to be connected to the Library's Internet to access it.

    Ancestry Library Edition
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Crawford County Public Library

203 Indiana Ave,
English, IN 47118

Phone: 812-338-2606
Fax: 812-338-3034

Computers shutdown 30 minutes prior to library closing.

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