Mission Statement

The Marion County Genealogical Society of Ocala, Florida, is dedicated to creating and promoting an interest in genealogy, focusing on research in Marion County, Florida and in supporting members in their research.

The Society is an auxiliary organization of Historic Ocala Preservation Society (HOPS).

  • PROMOTE GENEALOGY: Stimulate interest and participation, exchange information, and create an environment for researching genealogical and historical materials on a non-profit basis.

  • EDUCATE: Provide help and educational aid to researchers (through lectures, workshops, and classroom style presentations), preserve records, and disseminate information. Teach members use of reference materials and internet use in preparation to publish their own genealogical materials and family lineages.

  • SUPPORT the genealogical services of the Library by offering volunteers to assist the general public in researching their own family history and genealogy using the books, publications and electronic equipment available in the genealogy room.

  • PRESERVE the heritage, history, and genealogy of the Marion County families who settled here, and other counties relative to our quest. 

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