Genealogical Society of Marion County
Welcome !!!
 
GSMC is located at Memorial Park Cemetery 9350 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.
 
Hours:
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 Librarian@GenealogyIndy.org.
 
 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.

 

Need Help with your genealogy?
 
Please come and visit us
Our librarian staff are experienced researhers and will be able to help provide some ideas to help with your genealogy research.
 
Brickwall Coffee
Starting in September we will be hosting a genealogy coffee.  This is an opportunity to bring your brickwalls and discuss all things genealogy for an hour or two.   The third Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
Attendence is free. No registration required.
 
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.
 

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
08/01/2014
Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference

08/09/2014 - 1:00 pm
Monthly Program

08/20/2014 - 5:30 pm
ISL Genealogy for Night Owls
Indiana State Library


Facts
When copying census information, copy EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN! Do not change or update the information even if you think it is incorrect. This is the way it was written. Place any opinions in your notes but don't deliberately mis-transcribe data.

A person may not have been living on the day the census was actually taken (not the official day). However, all information is supposed to be "as of" the official census day.

When the head of the household is no longer listed, don’t assume he/she is dead. It’s possible that the former head of household is now living with one of the children.