Other genealogy links
MARION and AREA
Marion County Historical Society 
Sharon Moore's Marion County pages 
Marion Area Genealogy Society 
Marion Online 
Marion Star  (current issue only)
Popcorn Museum 
Marion Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Ohio Historical Society 
Ohio History Central  - online encyclopedia of Ohio history, from the Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Death Certificate Index  - searchable database, 1913-1944
Ohio Genealogical Society 
Ohio US GenWeb Archives 
Ohio Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1970 
Ohio Memory  - online scrapbook of Ohio history, featuring primary sources from archives, libraries and historical societies throughout the state
Ohio Historical Markers  -The Ohio Historical Markers identify, commemorate, and honor the important people, places, and events that have contributed to the state's rich history.
Marion Star 
Marion Online 
Cleveland Necrology File  - Cleveland-area obituaries, maintained by the Cleveland Public Library
Columbus News Index Obituary Search  - Columbus Dispatch obituaries from 1934 thru 1997
R. B. Hayes Obituary Index  - obituaries, Northwest Ohio, from 1830-current, maintained by the R. B. Hayes Presidential Center
Findlay-Hancock Public Library  obit file page
Death Indexes  - A directory of online death indexes listed by state and county.
Genealogyspot  - Good source of help files for genealogists of all levels of experience, with well-categorized links
Family Search  - Databases of genealogical resources maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Ellis Island - Database of recorded immigrants to Ellis Island, from the National Park Service. If you don't have an Ellis Island username and password and don't wish to make one, please feel free to use ours:
General Land Office Records  - Bureau of Land Management's searchable database of Eastern land grants, 1820-1908
NARA  - Genealogical resources and information from the National Archives
Ohio Veterans Home 
Castle Garden  - CastleGarden.org offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
Our genealogy collection is housed in the Ohio Room, which is located on the Library’s main floor. All materials in the Ohio Room are for reference only and do not circulate, but photocopiers and microfilm reader/printers are available for your use. The Ohio Room is open to the public during regular library hours.
The Ohio Room is the local repository for much of the county’s historical material. The collection includes Marion County histories, city directories, biographical sketches of early residents, family histories compiled by local historians, cemetery inscriptions, plat maps, vital records, censuses, local newspapers, high school yearbooks, and books on our most famous political personalities – Warren G. Harding and Norman Thomas.
However, the Ohio Room is not purely local in scope. The collection houses histories and genealogy publications for most of Ohio’s counties, various U.S. and Ohio census indexes, and information from other states along the migration routes of early Marion County settlers. Online databases and the Internet provide access to information worldwide.
The Library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online and New England Ancestors (Main Branch Access Only). These Internet services may be accessed from any public Internet workstation in the main and branch libraries. They can also be accessed through our wireless connection the main library. Heritage Quest Online may be accessed from home. You can find links for these resources on our main Genealogy  page.
Birth and death records 1867-1908
Marriage records 1824-1964
Tax Lists, 1824-27, 1834-38
Will Record 1825-1924
Marion County Naturalization Records, 1859-82
Common Pleas Court Record, 1824-55
Common Pleas Court Journal, 1829-56
Ministers Licensed to Solemnize Marriages in Marion County, Ohio 1861-1976
Polk City Directories from 1890 to present
Robinson Marion County Directories from 1956 to 1996
The Marion Public Library maintains an obituary file from late 1984 to present, of obituaries published in The Marion Star (The Marion Star is not indexed). Only obituaries for persons with a Marion County connection are contained in this file.
Obituary File