Marion County Genealogical Society
Marion County Genealogical Society - Ocala, Florida

Welcome to the Marion County Genealogical Society

This is a community of enthusiastic people in an atmosphere of support, assistance and guidance to anyone with roots in Marion County or a desire to find and share their own family history. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to share in each other's triumphs and help break down our brick walls, as well as learn of resources and tricks from inspiring visiting speakers. We look forward to meeting you!


Do you Live in Marion County?

  • Are you interested in starting your family history, but don't know how to do it?
  • Have you been researching and need help breaking down a brick wall?
  • Do you want to find resources or techniques that will help you delve even further into your family's history?
Members of the Marion County Genealogical Society are ready to help you. They won't do your genealogy research for you, but they will point you in the right direction and show you how to use available resources. Genealogy help is available in the Genealogy Room of the Marion County Public Library Headquarters in Ocala and in the Computer Room of the Belleview Public Library. The schedule for these help sessions is subject to change, so please see the Library Calendar on our website for the most up-to-date information. Click LEARN MORE to find maps to each location.
If you live outside of Marion County and cannot come to these sessions, we can still help. Please go to Queries and Lookups on our website.
There is no charge for these services. However, if you are pleased with the help you've received and would like to make a donation to the Society, you can do so on our website at Donations. Your contribution can be made by check, credit/debit card, or Paypal.

MCGS MEMBERS: Our Library Help program has been very successful. We need more volunteers. If you can spend one or two afternoons a month helping other genealogists, please contact Bettie DeBary (Ocala) or Marya Latson (Belleview). Training is provided.

We Now Accept PayPal and Credit Cards

We now accept PayPal and MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover (credit or debit) for members paying dues, and anyone wishing to make a donation. When making a payment, you'll be given the option of check or PayPal/Credit Card.
To pay  by Check: Select Check as your payment method. Then print a copy of your invoice and mail it with your remittance to the address on the invoice.
To pay by PayPal: Select Paypal/Credit Card as your payment method. Follow the onscreen prompts to access your PayPal account and process your payment.
To pay by Credit/Debit Card: Select PayPal/Credit Card as your payment method. Scroll past the PayPal information to the Credit Card area of the page. Follow the onscreen prompts.

Monthly Meeting Information

Third Thursday of the month, September to June
2:00 — 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Meeting Room C

2720 E. Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, Florida
The meeting schedule, venue, and program are subject to change.
Please see our Events Calendar for further information about our upcoming meetings.


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