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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Marion County''' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Marion County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Marion County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County  
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{{INDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Marion County  
 
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| seat = Indianpolis
 
| seat = Indianpolis
 
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| building address = Adams County Courthouse<br>602 Adams Avenue<br>Hettinger, ND 58739<br>Phone: 701.567.2460 <br>[http://www.adamscounty.us/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Adams County Courthouse<br>602 Adams Avenue<br>Hettinger, ND 58739<br>Phone: 701.567.2460 <br>[http://www.adamscounty.us/ '''Adams County Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
  
[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Francis Marion.JPG]]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Indiana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Indiana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Indiana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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try... [[Marion County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Marion County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Marion County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]  
  
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 31 December 1821 from the Delaware New Purchase <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Indianapolis<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
=== Parent County  ===
 
  
'''1821--'''Marion County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Indianapolis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
=== Populated Places ===
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Boone County, Indiana Genealogy|Boone]] {{•}}
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[[Hamilton County, Indiana Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}}
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[[Hancock County, Indiana Genealogy|Hancock]] {{•}}
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[[Shelby County, Indiana Genealogy|Shelby]] {{•}}
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[[Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}}
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[[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}}
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[[Hendricks County, Indiana Genealogy|Hendricks]]
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[[Image:Inmarion.jpg|600px|Inmarion.jpg]] The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
  
*[[Boone County, Indiana|Boone]]
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<center>{{INMarion,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hamilton County, Indiana|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hancock County, Indiana|Hancock]]
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
*[[Hendricks County, Indiana|Hendricks]]
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
*[[Johnson County, Indiana|Johnson<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230505763505_1" />]]
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
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*[[Shelby County, Indiana|Shelby]]
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Bible Records ===
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=== Bible Records ===
  
=== Biography ===
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=== Biography ===
  
=== Business Records and Commerce ===
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=== Business Records and Commerce ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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{{IN Church Intro}}
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Indianapolis N.  
 
*Indianapolis N.  
 
*Indianapolis S.
 
*Indianapolis S.
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===== Lutheran  =====
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aka Evangelical
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''First German Evangelical Church, Indianapolis'''
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*'''1856-1879''' - First German Evangelical Church, Indianapolis, Baptism Index 1856-1879 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C760381}} and {{IGI|C760382}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.</ref>
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|338413}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_662/city_directories_indianapolis/ Indianapolis City Directories] 1857, 1861, 1864-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.  
 
Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_662/city_directories_indianapolis/ Indianapolis City Directories] 1857, 1861, 1864-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.  
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
  
=== Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups ===
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=== Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups ===
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_jacobsbrosfuneralhome.php Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home] (digitized records)
 
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_jacobsbrosfuneralhome.php Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home] (digitized records)
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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*''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.)&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/498754452&referer=brief_results otherlibraries] [http://books.google.com/books?id=JRsVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=55#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
 
*''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.)&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/498754452&referer=brief_results otherlibraries] [http://books.google.com/books?id=JRsVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:indiana+intitle:county&lr=lang_en&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=1&as_pt=BOOKS&cd=55#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
  
*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.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/sketches-of-prominent-citizens-of-1876-with-a-few-of-the-pioneers-of-the-city-and-county-who-have-passed-away/oclc/288434578?pgload=backtoitem other libraries][http://www.worldcat.org/title/sketches-of-prominent-citizens-of-1876-with-a-few-of-the-pioneers-of-the-city-and-county-who-have-passed-away/oclc/288434578?title=&detail=&page=frame&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archive.org%2Fdetails%2Fsketchesofpromin00nowl%26checksum%3D04fd7e034acf7339e4867876e179b895&linktype=digitalObject INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*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.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/sketches-of-prominent-citizens-of-1876-with-a-few-of-the-pioneers-of-the-city-and-county-who-have-passed-away/oclc/288434578?pgload=backtoitem other libraries][http://www.worldcat.org/title/sketches-of-prominent-citizens-of-1876-with-a-few-of-the-pioneers-of-the-city-and-county-who-have-passed-away/oclc/288434578?title=&detail=&page=frame&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archive.org%2Fdetails%2Fsketchesofpromin00nowl%26checksum%3D04fd7e034acf7339e4867876e179b895&linktype=digitalObject INTERNET ARCHIVE]  
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*History of Clermont ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
=== Land and Property ===
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=== Land and Property ===
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{IN Land}} {{IN Land End}}
  
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Marion|383709}}
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Maps and Gazetteers-[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Marion/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers-[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Marion/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
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*Residents of Marion County Who Died in World War I ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Residents of Marion County Who Died in World War I ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
=== Naturalization Records ===
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=== Naturalization Records ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/Irecorder Indianapolis Recorder, 1899-2005] - African-American newspaper; digitized collection via Purdue University Libraries
 
*[http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/Irecorder Indianapolis Recorder, 1899-2005] - African-American newspaper; digitized collection via Purdue University Libraries
  
=== Obituaries ===
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=== Obituaries ===
  
 
=== Occupational Records  ===
 
=== Occupational Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
=== Public Records ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Marion}}
  
=== Repositories ===
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
  
==== Archives ====
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=== Public Records  ===
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== School Records  ====
 
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[http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Courts/Circuit/Pages/home.aspx Marion County Courthouse]<br>200 E Washington<br> Indianapolis, IN 46204<br> Phone:1.317.327.4740
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CountyClerk has marriage and divorce records. <br>County Recorder has birth, death and land records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Indianapolis Indiana Family History Center]]
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*[[White River Indiana Family History Center]]
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[[Williams Creek, Indiana|Williams Creek]]
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==== Libraries  ====
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==== Societies ====
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=== School Records  ===
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*Graduates of Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis (1915-1925) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Graduates of Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis (1915-1925) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Students and Teachers in Indianapolis Public Schools Board Minutes (1907-1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Students and Teachers in Indianapolis Public Schools Board Minutes (1907-1913) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Students in Grade 1-8 of Indianapolis Public Schools (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students in Grade 1-8 of Indianapolis Public Schools (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Teachers of Indianapolis Public Schools (1883, 1886) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Alumni of Indianapolis Public School #30 (1927-1947) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Alumni of Indianapolis Public School #30 (1927-1947) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Marion County Seminary (1834-1853) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Marion County Seminary (1834-1853) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*Students and Teachers of Perry Township High School, Southport (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Students and Teachers of Pike Township Consolidated School (1947) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Students of Sabbath School Union Society (1826) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Sabbath School Union Society (1826) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Shortridge High School, Indianapolis (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Students of Shortridge High School, Indianapolis (1890) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
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*Students at Indiana School for the Blind, Indianapolis (1846-1851) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students at Indiana School for the Blind, Indianapolis (1846-1851) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Selected Teachers of Marion County, Indiana (1874) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
*Selected Teachers of Marion County, Indiana (1874) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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==== Voter Registration  ====
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==== Other Records  ====
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*Selected Lists of Jurors in Marion County, Indiana (1800s) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*AfricanAmericans in Civilian Conservation Corps, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis (1938) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Indiana Civilians in Training Course at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis (1925) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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=== Repositories  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-society-archive/ Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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==== Archives  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Courts/Circuit/Pages/home.aspx Marion County Courthouse]<br>200 E Washington<br> Indianapolis, IN 46204<br> Phone:1.317.327.4740
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CountyClerk has marriage and divorce records. <br>County Recorder has birth, death and land records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[White River Indiana Family History Center|White River Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
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==== Libraries  ====
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==== Museums  ====
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==== Societies  ====
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Genealogical Society of Marion County [http://www.genealogyIndy.org www.genealogyIndy.org]. Established in 1995 GSMC focuses on Marion County genealogical records.&nbsp;
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
  
 
*Selected Tax Lists of Marion County, Indiana (1840-1850) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Selected Tax Lists of Marion County, Indiana (1840-1850) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
 
*Delinquent Taxpayers of Indianapolis, Marion County (1840) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Delinquent Taxpayers of Indianapolis, Marion County (1840) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|583685}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
==== Birth Records ====
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==== Birth Records ====
  
==== Marriage Records ====
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==== Marriage Records ====
  
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch](accessed 31 Mar 2011note; name index)
 
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch](accessed 31 Mar 2011note; name index)
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*A searchable database of [http://www.civicnet.net/apps/civil/marriage/search Marion County Marriages, 1925-2006] is available at the Marion County Circuit Court's website. <br>
 
*A searchable database of [http://www.civicnet.net/apps/civil/marriage/search Marion County Marriages, 1925-2006] is available at the Marion County Circuit Court's website. <br>
  
==== Death Records ====
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==== Death Records ====
  
*Records of Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home, Indianapolis (1939-1956) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*'''1919-1937''' - Marion County Death Index 1919-1937 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C547421}}.<ref name="vr1" />
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*'''1939-1956''' - Records of Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home, Indianapolis (1939-1956) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
=== Voter Registration ===
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==== Other Records  ====
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Marion|353179}}
  
*Selected Lists of Jurors in Marion County, Indiana (1800s) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>  
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*AfricanAmericans in Civilian Conservation Corps, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis (1938) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Indiana Civilians in Training Course at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis (1925) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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Genealogical Society of Marion County [http://www.genealogyIndy.org www.genealogyIndy.org]. Established in 1995 GSMC focuses on Marion County genealogical records.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/marion-county/ Marion County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inmarion/index.html The Marion County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inmarion/index.html The Marion County IN GenWeb Project], a member of [[INGenWeb|The INGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Marion|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Marion/ Marion County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Marion/ Marion County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.indianagenealogy.net/Marion-County-Genealogy.htm Marion County Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy)
 
*[http://www.indianagenealogy.net/Marion-County-Genealogy.htm Marion County Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy)
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== Places  ==
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Marion County, Indiana
Map
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Indianpolis
Courthouse
Address Adams County Courthouse
602 Adams Avenue
Hettinger, ND 58739
Phone: 701.567.2460
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1822*
1882*
1822
1822
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed 31 December 1821 from the Delaware New Purchase [1]
  • County Seat: Indianapolis[2]


Neighboring Counties

Boone  • Hamilton  • Hancock  • Shelby  • Johnson  • Morgan  • Hendricks Inmarion.jpg The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[3]


Marion CountyJohnson CountyHancock CountyMadison CountyBoone CountyHamilton CountyHancock CountyPutnam CountyHendricks CountyShelby CountyMorgan CountyOwen CountyINMarion.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Marion County Cemeteries - www.genealogyindy.org(Genealogical Society of Marion County)

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

Census Records

For tips on accessing Marion County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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

aka Evangelical

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

First German Evangelical Church, Indianapolis

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Genealogical Society of Marion County holds several city directories in their library. www.genealogyindy.org

Fold3.com ($) has Indianapolis City Directories 1857, 1861, 1864-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

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 librariesINTERNET 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 librariesGoogle 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.) otherlibraries Google books

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents. 


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

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.

World War II

World War II

Residents of Marion County Who Received Medals in World War I ($, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupational Records

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Public Records

School Records

Voter Registration

Other Records

Repositories

See also a List of Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
200 E Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:1.317.327.4740

CountyClerk has marriage and divorce records.
County Recorder has birth, death and land records.
Probate Court has probate records.[5]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Genealogical Society of Marion County www.genealogyIndy.org. Established in 1995 GSMC focuses on Marion County genealogical records. 


Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Birth Records

Marriage Records

  • Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992FamilySearch(accessed 31 Mar 2011note; name index)
  • Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959FamilySearch(accessed 31 May 2011 note; at this time Marion County has not be done)
  • 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.

Death Records


Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:



Web Sites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igiindianah.pdf.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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