Genealogical Society of Marion County

Annual Holiday Party Dec 13th

Please join us for our holiday gathering Saturday, December 13th at Marquette. This is our Annual Show-n-Tell meeting. GSMC will show and tell what we have accomplished in 2014 and give everyone an an opportunity to share your latest discoveries, photos, and family heirlooms.
The program is free; the public is invited. 
An optional lunch is $9 payable at the meeting.  Wine will be available for $3.  The buffet menu will feature sliced pork and beef medallions.  
Please send me an e-mail if you are able to join us,  Reservations are requested to help with meal planning.  Friends and family are welcome! Come, enjoy some great food and friends. 
The Manor at Marquette is located at 8140 Township Line Road, which is on the west side of Township Line Rd between of 86th and 79th street across from the St. Vincent Women's Hospital.

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.
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.


Thanks for a great conference!

We had a great conference with a record number of attendees.  Thanks to our speaker Julianna Szucs Smith for a great day along with donating almost $1000 worth of door prizes.   Also a big thank you to Allison Deprey Singleton and the Indiana Historical Society for being such wonderful hosts.
If you were unable to join us you can find the handouts under the Genealogy Programs tab of our website.

Genealogy Get Together

Genealogy Get Together:  Join us the third Wednesday of each month beginning September 2014 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

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