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We have a Genealogy Group at the Historical Society.


The group is conprised of Society members: Ila O'Brien (618-534-2726) and Linda Wheeler (712-229-0480). Ila and LInda maybe contacted for Genealogy research.


Guidlines for Research Requests

Agreement between the requesting party and the volunteer researcher as to the type and amount of subject matter requested. This can be done via an email request on the "contact page."


Charges of $10.00/hr with a $10.00 minimum. Donation can be made to the Historical Society (see Membership page). One can join the Historical Society for this amount. Payment should be at the Society before research is completed.


Bills for copies of records, certificates, documents and newspaper accounts as well as fees paid to courthouses, libraries, churches and other entities for requitred research effirts will be billed to requestor. 

The Marcus Historical Society and the Marcus Public Library are happy to bring to you online access to the past Marcus News. The year 1938 and some issues during the war (WW2) are missing due to a flood as issues were lost. The years from 1910 - 2014 are available. Search away.

Here are genealogy resources from the State of Iowa Library services - click here.

Also, have you ever wondered who is related to whom and how in our community? Visit the Marcus Historical Building and browse the extensive obituary collection, the family histories and the books prepared for the Marcus Centennial, the Quasquicentennial and the more recent Sesquicentennial to find answers to your questions.

The obituary collection was begun by Arlene Hollenbek and maintained through the efforts of Bonnie Husman, Amber Rassel, Linda Wheeler and Ila O'Brien. Most appeared in area newspapers or on funeral bulletins. To date there are more than a thousand with an index. Anyone with an interest in genealogy, history of Marcus, or who just likes to read obituaries and history is invited to come in and browse.


Contact Ila <> for more information or if you would like to help out.


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