Genealogical Society of Marion County
Welcome !!!
GSMC is located at  the Memorial Park Cemetery at 9350 East Washington St., east of I-465.  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 more accessible library, as well as the ability to host more educational programs.
The Genealogical Society of Marion County's research library is open every Wednesday from 9am - 4 pm and the first and third Saturday of the month from 9am - 4pm.  We also schedule appointments for research at other times.  Please contact
Location: 9350 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229.
 Directions: Take I-465 to E. Washington Street.  At the exit, head east.  We are located about 1/2 mile east of Post Road. Our library is inside the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery.  As you enter the cemtery we are on the right.
 We also have a new phone number.  (317) 891-GSMC  [(317) 891-4762].  Currently, this phone is an answering machine only. Please allow a day or two for a response.



Genealogy 101 - May 3rd at 10am at the GSMC Library
Facilitated by Terry Prall

New GSMC Library Classes
"Genealogy for Beginners" classes:
     - First Saturdays at 10:00 am -     Next class,  May 3.
     - Third Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - Next class,  May 21.

Attendence is free. No registration required.
Are you interested in small group classes? Let us know the suggested topic and we will see if we can arrange it.

137,000 new Cemetery Records now available
    We are pleased to announce that we have loaded almost 137,000 cemetery records for the Washington Park Cemetery Association. These records cover Marion County cemeteries Floral Park, Memorial Park, Washington Park East, Washington Park North, and West Ridge, as well as Hamilton County cemeteries Hamilton Memorial and Oaklawn Memorial.      
   These records come directly from the cemetery database managed by the Washington Park Cemetery Association, an Indiana not-for-profit orga­nization and affiliated with the Buchanan Group and the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers.
    The records cover approximately one-half of the total burials in these cemeteries. Computer records started in the late 1980's or early 90's, and for each cemetery, management made decisions about how much to back-load.
     See the online cemetery descriptions for more detail, warnings, and to access these records on our website.

Upcoming Events
04/26/2014 - 9:00 am
Palatines to America Spring Workshop - Ernest Thode, speaker
Athenaeum -Wilkie Room 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis
04/26/2014 - 10:00 am
Preservation Week Road Show - Appraisals and Preservation Advice
Indiana Historical Society
04/26/2014 - 10:00 am
Genealogy Reseach Trips: The Good, Bad and the Ugly!
Indiana Historical Society

Organization is critical as you compile the information you've found.

Child bearing years for women in previous generations ranged from age 13 to 48.

In some families you will find children named after older brothers/ sisters who died.