Genealogical Society of Marion County
 Summertime Fest: Research at GSMC !
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.

Check our new
"GSMC Bookstore"
and "Queries" tabs
                                                at the left.
[We recently added significant IPS School 15 and School 11
Collections to Members Only.]
Research Resources
Now 284 Member Databases and 102 Public Databases    
Total 386 Marion County-Specific Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
PLUS all GSMC Newsletter and Journal Issues  
AND our extensive Cemetery Listings.

Upcoming Events
How and Why to Recreate Your Ancestor's Neighborhood
(Paid Admission) Five Powerful Local History Sources and Where to Find Them Widening Your View of Hometown History Putting It ...
08/02/2017 - 2:00 pm
August First Wednesday Webinar
"The Firelands, the Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory" Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen 
08/19/2017 - 1:00 pm
August Monthly Meeting
Treaties of Indiana

A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of “bounty land” due to a person entitled by military service.
[Land Records]
Meaningful genealogy requires thought and more importantly, focus. Develop a plan – “Why am I doing genealogy?” Set goals for what you plan to accomplish in a reasonable time period i.e. go back four generations, go back to the immigrant ancestor, do only my father’s male line, etc.
[Basic Genealogy]
An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
[Basic Genealogy]