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Guide to Marshall County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Marshall County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1835
County Seat Plymouth
Address Marshall County Courthouse
211 W Madison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563-1762
Phone: 219.936.8922
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Historical Facts

Parent County

1835--Marshall County was created 7 February 1835from St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties.
County seat: Plymouth [1]

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business records and Commerce


  • Cemeteries for Marshall County Linkpendium
  • Cemetery - Marshall County Cemeteries with locations and driving directions - sorted Alphabetically INGenWeb
  • Cemetery - Marshall County Cemeteries with locations and driving directions - sorted by TownshipINGenWeb

Census Records

For tips on accessing Marshall 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.

Court records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups




Local Histories

  • Ellsworth, Spencer. Records of the Olden Time, or, Fifty Years on the Prairies Embracing ... the Organization of the Counties of Putnam and Marshall, Incidents and Reminiscences Connected Therewith, Biographies of Citizens, Portraits and Illustrations. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press (a division of NMT Corp.), 2003.)other librariesINTERNETARCHIVE
  • Brant Fuller. History of Indiana Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Citizens. (Madison, Wisc: Brant, Fuller, 1890.)other libraries;Vol.1 INTERNET ARCHIVE vol. 2INTERNET ARCHIVE

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.


Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Marshall 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 Marshall County.



Probate Records

Public Records



County Courthouse

Marshall County Courthouse
211 W Madison Street
Plymouth, IN 46563-1762
Phone: 219.936.8922

County Health Department has birth,
death and burial records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1836.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

Family History Centers





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.

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

Death Records

Voting Registration

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.