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The Indiana History and Genealogy department works to preserve the history of Grant County, its people, and businesses, as well as assisting genealogists in researching their family history.


Cemetery Listings


All available information is included in the database; we have no further information at the library.  All Grant County cemeteries are indexed.


Computer Research


  • CDRoms

  • Internet –for genealogy searches only.

  • Local Online Databases – Index of birth, death & marriage records, obituaries, cemeteries, & Orphans’ Home.


County Histories


  • WPA Index 

  • Biographical Memoirs, 1901

  • Whitson’s Centennial History, 1914

  • Brant & Fuller’s History of Grant County, 1886


Follow the link - some can be accessed from your device.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

  • Heritage Quest

  • Fold3+

  • Newspaper Archives



Funeral Home Records


Indexes from local funeral home abstracts, not all funeral homes or years available.


  • Adams/Raven/Choate Funeral Home

  • Armes-Hunt Funeral Home

  • Diggs Funeral Home

  • Jones Funeral Home

  • Milford Funeral Home

  • Parrill & Lewis Funeral Home

  • Shawley Funeral Home



Historic Photographs


More than 5,100 photographs of Marion and Grant County digitized and indexed.

Marion and Grant County

  • Church Records

  • Court Records

  • Family Histories

  • Local History Files

  • Military References – including some pension records

  • Naturalization Records – 1856-1958

  • Newspapers on Microfilm –

    • Converse

    • Fairmount News, 1888-1910 with index (1893 through 1895 are not available)

    • Gas City Journal

    • Marion Newspapers, 1867-present 

    • Oak Hill Times Review

    • Swayzee Press

    • Upland Courier

    • Van Buren News Eagle

  • Oral Histories –Community History Project

  • Picture File

  • Quaker Records

  • Surname File


Orphan’s Home


We have microfilmed records from the Orphan’s Home, use the book and page number to request information from the records.


Vital Statistics


  • Birth Records –February 1882-July 1980

  • Birth Indexes to Newspapers –1976-current year

  • City Directories –1887-current year

  • Death Records –January 1888-1980 (Marion and Grant County)

  • Histories and Atlases with index

  • Obituary Index –

    • Marion Newspapers, 1867-present

    • Swayzee Press

    • Van Buren News Eagle

  • Marriage Indexes – Microfilmed Ledgers

  • Wills – 1893 – 1923, Orphans’ Home Grant County Poor Farm, and other miscellaneous records


You can request records or do your own research with our links. Note: Ancestry can only be used in-house.

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