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Bremen Public Library

Bremen Public Library

We link our community to the world; past, present and future.

Family History and Genealogy Information

Databases - Online

Local Obituaries

Bremen Cemetery records

Military Veterans - Civil War, World War I, World War II

Heritage Quest Available outside our library to all Bremen Library card holders with Internet access and to users of our public computer network within our library.

Fold3 Available outside our library to all Bremen Library card holders with Internet access and to users of our public computer network within our library.

Ancestry Library Edition available within the Library only.

Bremen Library Reference Material

The following reference material can only be viewed at the library.

School Yearbooks

Bremen Newspapers

Published Family Histories (Call # R 929.2) and (Call # R 920 Sa13)

Directories and Phone Books

Birth and Marriage Indexes

  • Marshall County birth records, 1882-1920 (R 929.1 M355)
  • Marshall County marriages, 1836-1850. From a newspaper clipping, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, Indiana. (R 977.2 M355)
  • Marshall County marriage records, 1836-1888 / compiled by Ruth M. Slevin (R 929.3 Sl28)
  • Marshall County marriages, 1889-1904 / Mildred (Snider) Thompson (R 929.3 T375)
  • Marshall County marriage transcript, 1882-1920 (R 929.1 M355)

Miscellaneous texts and periodicals

  • Marshall County Roots and Branches : 1996-2005
  • Bremen World War 1939-1945: Service record book of men and women of Bremen, Indiana and community. (online index)
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Schools 1846-1996 : remembering, rejoicing, renewing : Bremen, Indiana.
  • Various Marshall County history books

Marshall County Links:

Marshall County GenWeb site

Marshall County Historical Society

Marshall County Genealogy Research Library


Plymouth Public Library

Plymouth is the seat of Marshall County. The libary has online indexes of obituaries taken from the Plymouth Pilot Daily Newspaper from July 27, 1922 through May 19, 1983.

Marshall County Ebooks and Texts at Archive.org

View online or download scanned books and microfilm, most provided by Allen County Public Library.

Indiana Links:

Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program

Indiana State Digital Archives

Indexes to many of the most popular State Archives collections.

Indiana State Library Online Databases

Indiana Memory

Indiana digital library, a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, and archives

Indiana World War titles at Hathi Trust Digital Library

Digital content from a variety of sources.

Digital Media Repository of the Ball State University Libraries

Online access to a variety of Ball State's unique collections.

Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Department

Second only to Salt Lake City.

Indiana Magazine of History

Searchable online archive.

Online Databases in libraries near Bremen

National Links:


Has links to Indiana, national and worldwide government and library sites.


Search the huge online collection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

US GenWeb

Find county specific genealogy Web sites.

Digital Libraries with free access


Cyndi's List

So many sites, so little time!

One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy

A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

Access Genealogy

Free genealogy search center