History 


In 1990 Historic Ocala/Marion County Genealogical Society was founded by Pat Hastings, Shirley Lovell, Armand Lovell, Annie Norman and Arnold Davis.  Arnold  was the first president and PastTimes editor. PastTimes published the original Marion County Minutes Book A, complete with index. The Marks & Brands book 1844 – 1855 was completed in October 1991. The publication of the two oldest Marion County records were followed by a compilation of the marriage records of Marion County. Many HO/MCGS members worked to complete these projects.  While trying to uncover information for his personal family Habersham Cemetery book, Arnold called on a local funeral home. The present owners had purchased the funeral home many years ago and showed me shoe boxes of "interview cards" from the previous owner. What a treasure of information!  He photocopied these cards into two volumes and indexed over 10,000 names. This was published in July 1992.  In 2007 a compiled version of the 1855 Florida State Census of Marion County, Florida was published inn booklet form by the Marion County Genealogical Society. 

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