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Reference Databases

INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs and much more. In most cases, INSPIRE provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of all articles that appear in every periodical with the exception of some newspapers. Only letters to the editor, advertisements, and some images are excluded for copyright reasons.


Ancestry Database Public Library Edition


Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed only within the Covington or Veedersburg Library Buildings or by using our Wireless Internet connection with your laptop.

Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

Items Available at the Covington Public Library

  • Cemeteries Records
  • Collected Indiana and Local History
  • Collected Obituaries
  • Fountain County Activities in the World War April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
  • Fountain County Indentured Servant Records 1847-1884
  • Fountain County Index of Names and Firms 1826-1976
  • Index of Fountain County Court Records - 2 volumes
  • Index of Fountain County Death Records 1882-1920
  • Index of Fountain County Marriage Records 1848-1920
  • Miscellaneous Family History Books
  • Newspaper Microfiche
  • Physicians & Dentists 1828-1962 Troy Township Fountain County
  • Prairie Farmer's Directory of Farmers & Breeders - Fountain County
  • United States of America Land Grants - Fountain County

Local History Resources


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