Marion County, Indiana Genealogy

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Marion County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
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
Adams County Website


County Courthouse

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

County Clerk has marriage and divorce records.
County Recorder has birth, death and land records.
Probate Court has probate records.[1]

History

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

Parent County

1821--Marion County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Indianapolis [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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

City 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.

Court

Funeral Homes

Land

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.)  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 librariesINTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

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.

Newspapers

Occupational Records

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Other Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Williams Creek

Web Sites

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

References

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