We are the Genealogical Society of Marion County (Indiana)
In August of 1995, a group of genealogists gathered in the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library to explore forming a local genealogical society, and as a result the Genealogical Society of Marion County Inc. was established.
The new society adopted a set of bylaws, chose officers, and determined a set of goals. These goals, unchanged since that initial adoption, have driven our society ever since.
Promote genealogical research of all types
Encourage and develop the skills of member genealogists
Locate, preserve, and make available local, private, and public records of genealogical value
Support genealogical libraries of Marion County, Indiana
Publish materials of genealogical value
In 1996, the GSMC was incorporated in the state of Indiana as a non-profit organization and that same year, was granted 501 (c) (3) status by the IRS.
In pursuit of our goals, we have hosted dozens of genealogical speakers, published a bi-monthly newsletter and a quarterly journal since our inception. We have steadily compiled and published reasearch materials on Marion County, and after receiving an Indiana Heritage Grant; we compiled cemetery readings of Pike and Decatur Townships and published our work.
In 1998, we established the Marion County Genealogical Library at the Crown Hill Waiting Station building and have been steadily acquiring materials for researchers.
This is who we are at this time. If your goals coincide with ours, won't you consider joining us as we work on moving Marion County genealogy into the 21st century?
To see Annual Reports on activity, click here.