Marshalltown Public Library maintains a collection of local and family history as well as local newspaper archives on microfilm. Our library holds copies of the Marshall County Census beginning in 1850 and Marshall County cemetery records. The library has two microfilm readers. One microfilm reader is available at this time.

A volunteer genealogist assists people visiting the library at no charge. Phone (641-754-5738 ext. 4), mail (105 West Boone Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158), and e-mail ( research requests are billed at $15.00 per hour plus minimal charges for copying and postage.

The library has one computer set aside for genealogy research, that can be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Marshalltown Public Library has purchased access to HeritageQuest, Ancestry, and Fold3 databases for our library card holders:
Are you AT THE LIBRARY? Click here for Heritage Quest Online.
                                                 Click here for Ancestry Library.
                                                 Click here for Fold3.

Are you AT HOME? Click here to enter Heritage Quest Online.
                                    Click here for Fold3. 
                                    Click here for Ancestry Library. Please note that Ancestry from Home will only
                                                                                       be available until December 2021.

Some of the local newspaper, The Times Republican, has been digitized through various projects. You can search the listed years by clicking on the sites linked below.

Evening Times-Republican (August 1, 1899-December 31, 1920)
Can be found at the Library of Congress Chronicling America site here.

Times Republican (1939-1957)
The library had these years digitized by Advantage Preservation in Cedar Rapids; search them here.