Marion County, Indiana Genealogy

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United States  > Indiana > Marion County


County Courthouse


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

1821--Marion County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Indianapolis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  1. Vol. 21 page 73 - Old Battleground Cemetery
  2. Vol. 21 page 84 - Huffman Cemetery, Washington Township


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Dist
  • Indianapolis N.
  • Indianapolis S.

City Directories ($) has Indianapolis City Directories 1857, 1861, 1864-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.


Funeral Homes


Local Histories

  • The People's Guide, a Business, Political and Religious Directory of Marion Co., Ind., Together with a Collection of Very Important Documents and Statistics Connected with Our Moral, Political and Scientific History. 1873.   other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • United States. Names of Persons Enumerated in Marion County, Indiana, at the Fifth Census Eighteen Hundred and Thirty. (Indianapolis: E.J. Hecker, printer and publisher, 1908.) other libraries  Google books
  • Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana: Together with Biographies of Many Prominent Men of Other Portions of the State, Both Living and Dead. (Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited, 1974.)  other libraries   Google books
  • Nowland, John H. B. Sketches of Prominent Citizens of 1876 : with a Few of the Pioneers of the City and County Who Have Passed Away. (1876.)    other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE



Civil War

Civil War service men from Marion County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marion County.




Vital Records

  • Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992  FamilySearch  (accessed 31 Mar 2011  note; name index) 
  • Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959  FamilySearch  (accessed 31 May 2011  note; at this time Marion County has not be done)
  • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 ancestry com.  $ (accessed 31 May 2011   note; name index; year range = 1822-1836, 1861-1925, for Marion County)
  • Index to Marriage Record, Marion County was compiled by the Indiana Works Progress Administration in 1939. Vol. I = 1822-1855. Vol. II = 1856-1865. Vol. III = 1866-1870. Vol. IV = 1871-1875. Vol. V = 1876-1880. Vol. VI = 1881-1890. These volumes are available at the public library in Indianapolis and at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Williams Creek

Web Sites


  1. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).