Genealogical Society of Marion County
Weather Postponement 
GSMC Webinar Program MOVED TO
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1 PM - 3 PM
"Find Your Immigrant Ancestors
AND Their Relatives in the
NY Passenger Arrival Records"
Mike Mansfield,
at GSMC Library, Memorial Park,
9370 E Washington St, Indianapolis
This program is free; public is invited.
A brief Society business meeting will occur prior to the program
Webinars on second Saturdays in odd months
starting at 1 PM at the GSMC library
(but library will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM on webinar days)
Programs on second Saturdays in even months
from 1 PM - 3 PM, sometimes OFFSITE
GSMC Library will be open on Wednesdays
starting 1/10/2018 from 11 AM - 4 PM
for research & genealogical assistance
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 309 Member Databases and 108 Public Databases    
Total 417 Marion County-Specific Digital Resources
(Not on Ancestry or FamilySearch) 
PLUS all GSMC Newsletter and Journal Issues  
AND our extensive Cemetery Listings.

Upcoming Events
02/01/2018 - 1:00 pm
Plainfield Genealogy Group presents: "Populating Hoosierland"
Ron Darrah, noted genealogy speaker, will be our special guest.  We will learn how and when our ancestors arrived in ...
02/03/2018 - 10:00 am
Building Effective Family Trees to Connect with DNA Matches
CIDIG speaker Angela Guntz will cover how to build effective family trees to support your DNA results and connect with ...
02/06/2018 - 1:00 pm
Brownsburg Genealogy Group - "Shaking the Branches BASICS 101 Work Session"
On Work Session Days, access to and HeritageQuest among other resources will be available. A limited number of library ...

Given names can have many variations in spelling as well as surnames.
[Basic Genealogy]
Take advantage of genealogy classes, workshops, seminars and conferences.
[Basic Genealogy]
Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father’s name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.
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