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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>
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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.) [https://archive.org/details/sketchesofpromin00nowl INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
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*''Names of Persons Enumerated in Marion County, Indiana, at the Fifth Census Eighteen Hundred and Thirty''. (Indianapolis: E.J. Hecker, printer and publisher, 1908.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/names-of-persons-enumerated-in-marion-county-indiana-at-the-fifth-census-eighteen-hundred-and-thirty/oclc/28364745&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://books.google.com/books?id=eQPVAAAAMAAJ&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=51#v=onepage&q&f=false Google books]<br>
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Marion County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Mortality Schedule for Marion County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Delinquent &amp; Dependent Census for Marion County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Delinquent &amp; Dependent Census for Marion County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*History of Marion County[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Marion/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*''History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana.'' 1884. By Berry R. Sulgrove.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : L.H. Everts. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/606587-history-of-indianapolis-and-marion-county-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009589172 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historyofindiana00sulg Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|3558051|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
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*''The People's Guide : a Business, Political and Religious Directory of Marion Co., Ind.'' 1874. By Cline & McHaffie.  Indianapolis, Indiana : Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/175739-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-also-a-historical-sketch?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009606313 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi00indi Internet Archive].
*SULGROVE, B. R. (1884). ''History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana.'' (Philadelphia, L.H. Everts Co.) FHL US/CAN Film 934914 Item 1 {{FHL|191458|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-indianapolis-and-marion-county-indiana/oclc/3558051&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/historyofindiana00sulg INTERNET ARCHIVE]<br>
 
 
 
*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.[http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-peoples-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/oclc/448578969&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://www.archive.org/details/peoplesguidebusi00indi INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
 
 
 
*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.) [http://www.worldcat.org/title/names-of-persons-enumerated-in-marion-county-indiana-at-the-fifth-census-eighteen-hundred-and-thirty/oclc/28364745&referer=brief_results other libraries][http://books.google.com/books?id=eQPVAAAAMAAJ&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=51#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.) [https://archive.org/details/sketchesofpromin00nowl INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*History of Clermont ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
 
  
 
===Land and Property===
 
===Land and Property===

Latest revision as of 16:23, 8 July 2020

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

Marion County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Indianpolis
Courthouse
Address Marion County Courthouse
200 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-327-4740
Marion County Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1822 1882 1822 1822 1822 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.
  • Parent Counties: Formed 31 December 1821 from the Delaware New Purchase [2]
  • County Seat: Indianapolis[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[4] The County Seat is Indianapolis and was founded 1822.[5] It is located in the Central area of the state.[6]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Boone  • Hamilton  • Hancock  • Shelby  • Johnson  • Morgan  • Hendricks

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • 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.) INTERNET ARCHIVE

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

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[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 7,192
1840 16,080 123.6%
1850 24,103 49.9%
1860 39,855 65.4%
1870 71,939 80.5%
1880 102,782 42.9%
1890 141,156 37.3%
1900 197,227 39.7%
1910 263,661 33.7%
1920 348,061 32.0%
1930 422,666 21.4%
1940 460,926 9.1%
1950 551,777 19.7%
1960 697,567 26.4%
1970 792,299 13.6%
1980 765,233 −3.4%
1990 797,159 4.2%
2000 860,454 7.9%
2010 903,393 5.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

  • 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
  • Index to Mortality Schedule for Marion County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Index to Defective, Delinquent & Dependent Census for Marion County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
  • Enumeration of Males in Lawrence Township, Marion County, Indiana (1913) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Dist
  • Indianapolis N.
  • Indianapolis S.
Lutheran[edit | edit source]

aka Evangelical

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

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


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

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


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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


Maps[edit | edit source]

Boone CountyHamilton CountyHancock CountyShelby CountyJohnson CountyMorgan CountyHendricks CountyIN MARION.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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 I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupational Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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 Marion County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records. Online Records

Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

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


Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Marion County Courthouse
200 E Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-327-4740

CountyClerk has marriage and divorce records.
County Recorder has birth, death and land records.
Probate Court has probate records.[8]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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


Taxation[edit | edit source]

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.

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[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1800-1925 Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Ancestry. ($) Name index; year range = 1822-1836, 1861-1925, for Marion County

Death Records[edit | edit source]

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:


Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Indiana. Page 211-218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  5. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Marion County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/marion/ 3/29/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Indiana 3/29/2017.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Indiana, accessed 24 December 2019.
  8. 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.