521 Locust Street

The Clark County Genealogical Library is open Thur, Fri and Sat from
12:30pm to 3pm.  They have extensive newspaper records, most of the
extracts have been indexed.  They also have an incredible selection of
family histories, the majority of which are also indexed.  They have a
shelf on cemeteries of the county and listings of burials up to around
1972.  Censuses are indexed, too.  The ladies manning the place can help
direct you to family histories for specific names.  The library is located
on the south side of the courthouse square in Marshall.  It faces the

The Clark County courthouse is open from 8am until 4pm.  The County Clerk's
office has excellent and complete birth, death, and marriage records, as
well as land records.  The Genealogical Library has given them a typed
alphabetical listing of Deaths and Marriages, making the actual record
easier to find.

The Circuit Clerk has moved almost all of their record books to the attic
of the courthouse and are not accessible.  Unfortunately this includes
divorce records, foreclosures, etc.  The Probate records are easily
accessible but be sure to go to the Genealogical Library for the typed
alphabetical index to the Probates.  The Circuit Clerk's office doesn't
have an index for the files.

The best written histories for the county are the 1883 edition,edited by Perrin.
Indexes and the books themselves are in the Genealogical Library.  A quick
word on the Public Library.  If you ask them for help, they'll just send
you to the courthouse or the genealogical library.

Dalanne Miller

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