Genealogical Society of Marion County
GSMC Library is open on Wednesdays
 from 11 AM - 4 PM
for research & genealogical assistance
GSMC Programs on second Saturday each month
from 1:PM to 3:PM at  our Library
Welcome, Members and Guests !
     GSMC is located at 9370 East Washington Street on the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery.
For Library Hours and Driving Directions, click on the "Our Library" tab at left.
[ New Feature: See the list of data files in the Members Only section by clicking on the "Member Databases" tab at left, and then opening the"Members DB Contents" file. GSMC membership is required to use the various entries.
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    Research Resources
Now 398 Member Databases and 115 Public Databases    
Total 513 Marion County-Specific Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
PLUS all GSMC Newsletter and Journal Issues  
AND our extensive Cemetery Listings.
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Upcoming Events
11/14/2019 - 1:30 pm
Finding Family: Using Birth, Death and Marriage Records / by Nancy Stroy
Presented by Nancy Stroy; First of two sessions; Second session on 11/19/2019 at 6 pm
11/16/2019 - 12:00 pm
Curt Witcher - IAAGG 20th Anniversary luncheon
The Indiana African American Genealogy Group (IAAGG) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, November ...
11/19/2019 - 6:00 pm
Finding Family: Using Birth, Death and Marriage Records / by Nancy Stroy
Presented by Nancy Stroy; second of two sessions

Facts and Tips
When it comes to spelling variations, be creative. Often clerks and government officials were unable to correctly record the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with languages used in their port of entry. The surname was written down as the official heard it and the immigrant accepted that as the official American rendering of his name.
[Basic Genealogy]

Obituaries - don't limit your scope of your research to just the deceased. You may find a relative in the list of survivors or pre-deceased...or pallbearers.
[Basic Genealogy]

An "Ahnentafel" (German for Ancestor Table) chart is a version of a pedigree chart which is written out.
[Basic Genealogy]