Local resources

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The Marion Public Library’s Indiana Room staff and volunteers have created the Indiana History and Genealogy Database. Currently, the database includes more than 800,000 records. More records are added daily, so check back often. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact the Indiana Room for assistance at 765-668-2900, Ext. 1154.

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General resources


Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Heritage Quest has assembled every extant U.S. Census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials in this online resource.


Hoosier State Chronicles is a resource that provides high-quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers.

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The New England Ancestors database has a wealth of information pertaining to the genealogy of New England. It is maintained by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This publication requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Check out these links to help kids become interested in family history.


NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Their unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news, and more.


Newspapers.com is a service compiled by Ancestry. It compiles clippings and archives to newspapers.


With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land, and probate records; and much more. Ancestry can be accessed at the library. You can get it by making a reservation for computers in the Indiana History Room or by using the computers in the MPL computer lab.