Genealogical Society of Marion County
Your Headquarters for Indianapolis Genealogy Services
GSMC Breaking News!
Visit Us at the GSMC Annual Conference October 8th
[See "Events Calendar" at Left]
Webinar Program on October 5th from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.
Welcome, Members and Guests !
     GSMC is located at 9370 East Washington Street on the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery. Originally built in the 1920’s,this historic building served as the offices of Memorial Park until the 1990's.Now it is ours for many years to come.
     We have an expanded and accessible library, as well as the ability to host programs, and special interest and educational meetings.
[For Library Hours and Driving Directions, click on the "Our Library" tab at left.]
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Research Resources
Now 240 Member Databases and 84 Public Databases    
Total 324 Marion County Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
Plus GSMC Newsletter and Journal (All Issues) 

Need Help With Your Genealogy?
Please come and visit us
Our library staffers can help with your genealogy research.
Small Group Classes
Are you interested in small group classes? Let us see if we can arrange it.

Upcoming Events
10/05/2016 - 2:00 pm
GSMC First Wednesday Webinar "Aha! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research"
"Aha! Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research"  Presenter: Ron Arons     Your grandkids might never be able to do this, ...
GSMC Annual Conference
10/15/2016 - 9:00 am
Palatines to America Fall Conference
  Featured Speaker: Dr.Helmut Schmahl, Professor of History at University of Mainz, Germany Sessions include : We Are Not Stranages ...

Write down your sources of information. Who/what told you? This is documentation. From this, you will be able to find the source again, if you - or anyone else - need to do so.
[Basic Genealogy]
Enter sources and notes in a consistent format.
[Sources & Documentation ]
Think “out of the box” for surname spelling variations. Surname spelling standardization didn’t begin until the early 1900s. Many people were unable to read or write or spell!
[Basic Genealogy]