Genealogical Society of Marion County
GSMC Library is open on Wednesdays
 from 11 AM - 4 PM
for research & genealogical assistance
GSMC Programs on second Saturdays each month
from 1 PM - 3 PM, sometimes OFFSITE
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 396 Member Databases and 113 Public Databases    
Total 509 Marion County-Specific Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
PLUS all GSMC Newsletter and Journal Issues  
AND our extensive Cemetery Listings.
     Find Us on Twitter  @GenSocMarionCo

Upcoming Events
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 Conference
THE premiere genealogy event of the year!  Event hosted by the nation's largest public genealogy center: The Genealogy Center at ...
09/04/2018 - 1:00 pm
Brownsburg Genealogy Group - "Genealogy Cold Case"
Program is presented by Cindy Rutledge of the Danville Public Library. Registration is appreciated and online at
09/06/2018 - 1:00 pm
Plainfield Genealogy Group - DNA and Genealogy: Getting the Most from Your DNA Matches
Andrea Ackermann with the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will present this program on DNA.  She will focus on ...

When taking notes… use standard size paper, one surname per page, records source(s) so you can find it again and the date and place of your research.
[Basic Genealogy]
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.
Given names can have many variations in spelling as well as surnames.
[Basic Genealogy]