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 and Thursday from Noon - 4 pm beginning November 1st.  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.

 

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 Ancestry.com 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


Facts
Soundex is a system of coding names for the census based on sound rather than alphabetical spelling. A variation called American Soundex was used in the 1930s for a retrospective analysis of the US censuses from 1890 through 1920. To save time, a free Soundex converter is available at rootsweb.ancestry.com.

When you're working with census records, be sure to look at 10 families before and 10 families after the family you are researching. These folks are most likely the friends (and family) of your ancestor. They lived in community and they often moved as a group.

Don't assume that all children listed in the census belong to the wife listed. This may be a second wife and the children a combination of "his and hers." Men frequently re-married quickly in order to provide for their children after the loss of a wife.