Marshall County

Historic Crossroads Center

123 N. Michigan Street

Plymouth, IN  46563

Tuesday Saturday  10:00-4:00
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 (Exhibits Only)

Closed County Holidays 

 

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Research Library

  
Research Library

Our Research Library is a gold mine of information about people and events in Marshall County from before 1836 (when the county was formed) to the present.

  • Over 700,000 entries in our surname index file (& growing)

  • County newspapers on microfilm dating back to 1844

  • Marshall Co. censuses, 1840-1930

  • Manuscripts and published family histories

  • Hundreds of vertical family files by surname

  • Indexes to Birth, Deaths & marriages (for limited time period)

  • Cemetery inscriptions (indexed) 

  • County plat maps (indexes for 1872, 1881, 1898, 1908 & 1922)

  • Original documents (estates, divorces, guardianships, court adoptions)

  • Naturalizations (photocopies and microfilm)

  • History files by topic or event (many indexed)

  • Photograph files (indexed)

  • Sanborn fire maps - Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, Plymouth (ca. 1886-1947)

  • Abstracts

  • Many original historic documents

NOTE: Our focus is on Marshall County history.  Information beyond our borders is very limited and not easily researched.

On Site Services......

Karin Rettinger - Research Specialist & Photo Archivist
Available Tues - Fri & Rotating Saturdays

Staff and/or volunteers are available to assist visiting researchers.  Donations are welcome but there is no charge for services rendered.

Call to confirm availability of staff before making travel plans.

HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

closed for lunch between 11:30 & 12:30 on occasion if short-staffed

Photocopies are available on B & W and Color Copiers and from Microfilm Readers

Fee Schedule

Research Requests.......

The professional staff of the museum offers a research service for those who cannot visit the museum in person.  (See fee schedule)  Both Genealogical and Historical searches require a signed request form before research can begin.  Use separate forms if searching for more than one family or historical topic.  A minimum fee of $10.00 (1 hour) must accompany the original request.  A bill for the cost of copies, mailing and any additional authorized time spent will be enclosed with the completed research packet. 

GENEALOGICAL REQUEST FORM

Genealogical Research:    A free one-half hour preliminary search is provided to make certain further research is merited.  Adequate background information is needed for the preliminary search to succeed. 

Historical Research: Provide as much background information as possible to help narrow the scope of the search.  The staff will NOT write research papers, but will try to help you find documentation for historical events and/or places within Marshall County if it is available.

 

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