Genealogical Society of Marion County
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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 out our new
"Journal Blog" tab at the left.
Research Resources
Now 284 Member Databases and 105 Public Databases    
Total 389 Marion County-Specific Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
PLUS all GSMC Newsletter and Journal Issues  
AND our extensive Cemetery Listings.

Upcoming Events
08/19/2017 - 9:30 am
Danville Public Library Workshop
Family History Research 103 - More Records.  Continuation of records discussed previous month. The workshop covers how to find information ...
08/19/2017 - 1:00 pm
August Monthly Meeting
Early Census Questionnaires by Katharine Bourne Springer [Just what were those Enumerators supposed to do? Find out here!]  
Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference
(Paid Admission) See for more information

Begin with the latest census available and work backwards. Census records have been taken since 1790. Before 1790 you can use Tax Lists and other local lists that might have been compiled according to the state in which you are researching.
STATE LAND STATES are states that owned and distributed their lands. This includes the original 13 colonies, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, Hawaii and Texas. They use "metes and bounds" to survey the land.
[Land Records]
The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
[Basic Genealogy]