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Marion County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Buena Vista, Georgia 31803
Phone: (229)649-2603

Marion County Public Library
132 5th Ave.
Buena Vista, Georgia 31803
Phone: (229)649-6385
(NOTE: The library regrets that they do not have a genealogical department due to personnel and time constraints. Please do not call requesting research.)

Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Buena Vista, Georgia

Marion County Health Deparment
P.O. Box 404
Buena Vista, Georgia 31803

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4672
Albany, Georgia 31706
Meets at the Albany Public Main Library (300 Pine Ave., Albany, Georgia 31701; Phone: (229)430-1918) on the 1st Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

John E. Ladson, Jr. Historical and Genealogical Library
119 Church St.
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
Phone: (912)537-8186

Mailing address:
610 Jackson St.
Vidalia, Georgia 30474

LDS Family History Centers
Columbus Georgia LDS Family History Center
4400 Reese Road
Columbus, Georgia
Phone: (706)563-7216
Hours: T/Th 10 am -9 pm; Sat 9 am - ???
Try this link to find a FHC near you!

Chattahoochee Valley Community College Library
2602 College Dr.
Phenix City, Alabama 36869
Phone: (334)291-4900 (General Information)

The Georgia Department of Human Resources
Vital Records Service
47 Trinity Avenue S.W.
Room 217-H
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1201
Phone: (404) 656-4750

Has birth and death records from January 1, 1919 and marriage and divorce records from June 1952.

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African American Resources:

View some Marion Co. African American Records

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History of Marion County by Nettie Powell published 1931 by Historical Publishing Co., Columbus GA Available on InterLibrary Loan from the University of Kentucky Library, and possibly others. View the online personal name index to this book.

Marion County Cemeteries by Jeanne Jernigan. This book is available for a cost of $12.00 + $3.00 mailing fee from the author. Please write: Jeanne Jernigan, 181 Harts Mill Rd., Buena Vista, GA 31803.

A new Marion County history, called A History of Marion County, Georgia, Motherland of Many by Rena Cobb is now available for purchase. You may contact her for price and availability. Please write: Rena S. Cobb, Rt. 2, Box 177, Richland, GA 31825. This book includes:

Marion County Georgia Marriage Records, 1844-1866 by Frances T. Ingmire

Some Georgia County Records; Volume 5 contains Marion County Marriages 1844-1866 and Will Book A 1846-1915. (Available at larger genealogical libraries or try via InterLibrary Loan)

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Policy regarding lookups:
Due to concerns about copyright infringement, lookups are provided as "facts only". Volunteers will not quote passages from copyrighted works. If extensive information is found in a copyrighted work, the volunteer will advise you of the nature of the information and the name and author of the book.

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Unofficial listing of some records available on microfilm through the LDS Family History Library. (Note: Due to possibility of error in transcription, please verify the title and number of the film before ordering.)

Census Records

Civil War Records

County Histories

Court Records from 1846

Estray Records [lost livestock] 1841-1930 LDS Film # 0422235

Homestead Records

Land Records from 1846 - Some deeds (i.e. slaves) are not in the comprehensive indexes. Double-check the individual indexes of the early deed books.

Marriage Records from 1844-1953

Military Records (See also Civil War)

Probate Records from 1846-1958

Tax Records 1848-1871

Vital Records

Voters Lists 1898-1906 LDS Film # 0423267

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Current papers of Marion County and surrounding areas:

Tri-County Journal
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Some issues of these newspapers are on microfilm at the University of Georgia at Athens and are available through InterLibrary Loan.

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This is a partial list of articles about Marion County in genealogical periodicals that have been indexed in the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Check with your local genealogical library for copies of these issues, or order copies of the articles from Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

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Many thanks go to Mary Kathryn Kozy, Virginia Crilley, Harris Hill, Carla Miles & Angela Covington for their work on the site over the years.