Genealogy


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.

The library has a volunteer genealogist that can assist people with research. Phone (641-754-5738 ext. 4), mail (105 West Boone Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158), and e-mail (library@marshalltown-ia.gov) research requests are billed at $15.00 per hour plus minimal charges for copying and postage.

The library has two computers 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. 

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 (1897 – 1925)
Can be found at the Library of Congress Chronicling America site here. This includes August 1, 1899 – December 31, 1920.
These dates can also be found through Advantage Preservation in Cedar Rapids. 1897 – 1925 can be found here.

Times-Republican (1926 – 1966)
The library had these years digitized by Advantage Preservation in Cedar Rapids. Please note, due to copyright this is only available for in library use. Can be found here.