Marion Public Library is currently undergoing many changes as we move forward on an interior design update project.  This has affected access to our Ohio Room collection, which has seen many of its less-used materials moved into storage.  Many of the more heavily used materials (microfilm, maps, Marion-specific materials) are still available for use.  Access to these may be limited due to other programs and events at the library, so we encourage you to call ahead (740-387-0992) if you are planning to use these.  Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

About our Genealogy Resources


Ancestry Online -One of the largest collections of genealogical databases online. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Castle Garden -Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892.

Cyndi's List -A comprehensive, categorized list of links to genealogical research websites.

Death Indexes -A directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.

FamilySearch -Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

NARA –National Archives and Records Administration's Genealogy Page

Ohio Death Certificate Index -Index to Ohio death certificates, 1913-1944.

Ohio Genealogical Society

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sharon Moore’s Marion County Pages -Marion County genealogy resources.

USGenWeb Project -Links to genealogical websites for every state, including Ohio, and most U.S. counties.


Obituary Resources

Cleveland Necrology File and News Index

Columbus News Index Obituary Search

Marion Public Library Obituary Search

R. B. Hayes Obituary Index