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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Marion_County,_Missouri|Marion County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Marion_County,_Missouri|Marion County]]'' [[Image:{{ARMarionLake}}]]
  
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Guide to '''Marion County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Marion County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1822
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat = [[Palmyra, Missouri|Palmyra]]
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| building address = Marion County Courthouse<br>100 S Main Street<br>Palmyra, MO 63461<br>Phone: 573.769.2549<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Marion-County-Missouri-Courts.htm '''Marion County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Marion-County-Missouri-Courts.htm Marion County Courthouse]<br>100 S Main Street<br>Palmyra, MO 63461<br>Phone: 573.769.2549&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriage, divorce, court <br>and land records from 1827 and military discharge<br>records; Probate&nbsp;Court has probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriage, divorce, court <br>and land records from 1827 and military discharge<br>records; Probate&nbsp;Court has probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|379px]]  
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|379px|Francis Marion.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>  
 
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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1822--'''Marion County was created 14 December 1822&nbsp;from [[Ralls County, Missouri|Ralls]] County. '''County seat:''' Palmyra <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1822--'''Marion County was created 14 December 1822&nbsp;from [[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]] County. '''County seat:''' Palmyra <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
See an interactive map of Marion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-counties/#courthouse Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Ely|place|disp=Ely}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Hannibal|place|disp=Hannibal}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Lamb|place|disp=Lamb}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Marion City|place|disp=Marion City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Miller Township|place|disp=Miller Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Palmyra|place|disp=Palmyra}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Philadelphia|place|disp=Philadelphia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Round Grove Township|place|disp=Round Grove Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Marion, Withers Mill|place|disp=Withers Mill}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Illinois|Adams County, Illinois]]  
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[[Adams County, Illinois Genealogy|Adams County, Illinois]] {{•}}
*[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]]  
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[[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] {{•}}
*[[Monroe County, Missouri|Monroe]]  
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[[Monroe County, Missouri Genealogy|Monroe]] {{•}}
*[[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County, Illinois]]  
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[[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County, Illinois]] {{•}}
*[[Ralls County, Missouri|Ralls]]  
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[[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls]] {{•}}
*[[Shelby County, Missouri|Shelby]]
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[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy|Shelby]]
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<center>{{MOMarion, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=62787 Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=62787 Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal] BillionGraves
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5787 Marion County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1-2] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
  
 
*Hannibal
 
*Hannibal
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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'''New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township'''
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*'''1834-1859''' - New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township Baptism Index 1834-1859. Batch {{IGI|C535261}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1835-1849''' - New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township Marriage Index 1835-1849. Batch {{IGI|M535261}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*Kuhn, Kate Ray. ''A history of Marion County''. [S.l. : s.n.], c1963.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1074055 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*''History of Marion County, Missouri... : together with a condensed history of Missouri, the city of St. Louis, a reliable and detailed history of Marion County''. St. Louis : E. F. Perkins, 1884.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2608843 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Wilham, Kathleen. ''Marion Co., Mo. old settlers reunions, 1870's-1880's''. Shelbyville, Missouri : K. Wilham, c1987.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1310270 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Momarion.jpg|900px|Momarion.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Marion_County Marion County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Marion_County Marion County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War<br> =====
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company K<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Detached Company<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>:- [[38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company B<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Marion}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1849-1872''' - Marion County Birth Index 1849-1872. Batch {{IGI|C515412}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1866''' - Marion County Birth Index 1866. Batch {{IGI|C515411}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1883-1886''' - Marion County Birth Index 1883-1886. Batch {{IGI|C515417}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1883-1887''' - Marion County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|C515416}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1827-1871''' - Marion County Marriage Books A thru 3 Index 1827-1871. Batch {{IGI|M515411}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1868-1881''' - Marion County Marriage Books 4 and 5 Index 1868-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515412}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Marion County Marriage Books 6 and 7 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515413}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1883-1887''' - Marion County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515418}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1883-1928''' - Marion County Death Index 1883-1928. Batch {{IGI|B515414}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1928''' - Marion County Death Index 1928. Batch {{IGI|B515415}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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==== Library  ====
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Hannibal Free Public Library<br>200 South Fifth Street<br>Hanniba, Marion County, MO 63401<br>Phone: (573) 221-0222<br>Website: [http://www.hannibal.lib.mo.us/ www.hannibal.lib.mo.us]
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==== Historical Society  ====
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Marion County (Missouri) Historical Society<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marion-County-Missouri-Historical-Society/397941490221194 Historical Society Facebook Page]<br> History Museum Website:&nbsp;[http://www.hannibalhistorymuseum.com/ http://www.hannibalhistorymuseum.com/]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Hannibal Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Hannibal Missouri Family History Center]] 9 Centerville Rd, Hannibal, MO 63401 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=9+Centerville+Rd%2C+Hannibal%2C+MO+63401&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87dde9236d26717f%3A0x2dd73b2ff2fa3d79!3m8!1m3!1d3602!2d-91.9693179!3d38.8271157!3m2!1i1127!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.7093738!4d-91.4125871 Location Map]
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==== Web Sites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:marion+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momarion/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/marion/marion.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Marion/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Marion/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/marion/ CyndisList]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/marion-county// StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203068&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Marion%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Marion+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=marion+county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Marion County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/mo/marion/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | Marion County, MO Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.marion/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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|width="70%" | Marion County Message Board
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== Web Sites  ==
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====Wills====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5816 Marion County, Missouri Wills: 1853-87] at Ancestry.com ($)
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}  
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
  
 
[[Category:Marion_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Marion_County,_Missouri]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Marion County
Lush view of Marion Lake Nature Trial in Marion County, Arkansas

Guide to Marion County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records



Marion County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1822
County Seat Palmyra
Courthouse
Address Marion County Courthouse
100 S Main Street
Palmyra, MO 63461
Phone: 573.769.2549
Marion County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court
and land records from 1827 and military discharge
records; Probate Court has probate records[1]

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1822--Marion County was created 14 December 1822 from Ralls County. County seat: Palmyra [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams County, Illinois  • Lewis  • Monroe  • Pike County, Illinois  • Ralls  • Shelby

Marion CountyScotland CountyKnox CountyAdair CountyShelby CountyMacon CountyClark CountySchuyler CountyRalls CountyMonroe CountyLewis CountyRandolph CountyPike CountyPike CountyMcDonough CountyHancock CountySchuyler CountyAdams CountyBrown CountyMOMarion1.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hannibal
Presbyterian

New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township

  • 1834-1859 - New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township Baptism Index 1834-1859. Batch C535261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1835-1849 - New Providence Presbyterian Church, Round Grove Township Marriage Index 1835-1849. Batch M535261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Court

Land

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.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Marion County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

  • Kuhn, Kate Ray. A history of Marion County. [S.l. : s.n.], c1963.
  • History of Marion County, Missouri... : together with a condensed history of Missouri, the city of St. Louis, a reliable and detailed history of Marion County. St. Louis : E. F. Perkins, 1884.
  • Wilham, Kathleen. Marion Co., Mo. old settlers reunions, 1870's-1880's. Shelbyville, Missouri : K. Wilham, c1987.

Maps

Momarion.jpg

Military

Civil War
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company A
:- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
:- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
:- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
:- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
:- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
:- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
:- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
:- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
:- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
:- 53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
:- 53rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Detached Company
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 38th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
:- 3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company E
:- 3rd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
  • 1849-1872 - Marion County Birth Index 1849-1872. Batch C515412 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866 - Marion County Birth Index 1866. Batch C515411 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1886 - Marion County Birth Index 1883-1886. Batch C515417 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1887 - Marion County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch C515416 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriages
  • 1827-1871 - Marion County Marriage Books A thru 3 Index 1827-1871. Batch M515411 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1868-1881 - Marion County Marriage Books 4 and 5 Index 1868-1881. Batch M515412 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - Marion County Marriage Books 6 and 7 Index 1881-1885. Batch M515413 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1887 - Marion County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch B515418 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1928 - Marion County Death Index 1883-1928. Batch B515414 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1928 - Marion County Death Index 1928. Batch B515415 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Library

Hannibal Free Public Library
200 South Fifth Street
Hanniba, Marion County, MO 63401
Phone: (573) 221-0222
Website: www.hannibal.lib.mo.us

Historical Society

Marion County (Missouri) Historical Society
Historical Society Facebook Page
History Museum Website: http://www.hannibalhistorymuseum.com/

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.

Web Sites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Marion County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Marion County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Marion County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Marion County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
genealogy.com Marion County, MO Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Marion County Message Board

Wills

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.

 

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