Genealogical Society of Marion County

Upcoming GSMC April Events

Indiana State Library, Night Owl Program
April 29th, 4:30-8:30
ISL Night Owl Event with Ask an Expert
Spend a few hours after work researching at the Indiana State Library.  They will be offering tours and extra staff to help assist you with your research.  You may also sign-up for "Ask an Expert" to get help with some of your brickwalls.  Ron Darrah and Angela Gabbard will be representing GSMC as experts.

Welcome !!!
GSMC is located at Memorial Park Cemetery 9370 East Washington St.  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 and Thursday from Noon - 4 pm beginning November 1st.  We also schedule appointments for research at other times.  Please contact
 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 cemetery we are on the right.


Genealogy Get Together

Genealogy Get Together:  Join us the third Wednesday of each month at 1pm.  This is a chance to get together and share our discoveries, ask questions and help others with all things genealogy related!  Attendence is free. No registration required.

Need Help with your genealogy?
Please come and visit us
Our librarian staff are experienced researchers and will be able to help provide some ideas to help with your genealogy research.
Small Group Classes
Are you interested in small group classes? Let us know the suggested topic and we will see if we can arrange it.

Upcoming Events
04/29/2015 - 4:30 pm
Genealogy For Night Owls
Indiana State Library
05/06/2015 - 2:00 pm
Webinar Wednesday - Destroyed or Missing Records
GSMC Library
05/13/2015 - 8:00 am
National Genealogical Society Annual Conference
St. Charles, MO

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Be sure you have the correct church/religious denomination. If you’re not sure, search the churches closest to home first and then broaden your search in ever-widening circles. Cemetery, Funeral Director, and Obituary records frequently provide church information.

A U.S. census is closed to the public for 72 years after it is taken.