Genealogical Society of Marion County

Director, 4 Nominations for 3 Positions

I, Don Weber, have been involved with GSMC since 1990 and have served on the board throughout my volunteer time with the society. I have volunteered at the GSMC Research Library since the day it opened. I am currently the Publications Chairman and volunteer with our Project Committee as an indexer. I have studied the history and families of Marion County, as this is where I was born and raised. My father died in 1975 in Indianapolis and afterwards I began my journey with searching for his family. My dad was adopted and even though he searched over the years to locate his biological family he was not successful. I would be glad to serve as a Director for GSMC and continue with the current responsibilities I have. Please vote for me!    
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My name is Janet Mobley and I want to thank you for the opportunity to accept the nomination for a Director position on the GSMC Board of Directors for 2021.
I have recently been serving as the Chair of the Program Committee and as the Chair of the Publicity Committee. As everyone knows, it has been rough in 2020 to hold in person programs and activities because of the pandemic but hopefully in 2021 GSMC will be able to do more at the Library and stay safe.
I believe in GSMC and joined as a lifetime member and want to see the Society continue to become stronger with more members and more of the activities that will promote education in genealogy and provide information that members are looking for that will help them research and get more people interested In learning their family history.
I have been working on my family history off and on for over 15 years. Other genealogy related activities that keep me busy: currently serving as Corresponding Secretary for Indiana Genealogy Society Board, active as a member of the Wa-Pa-Ke-Way Chapter of the DAR, lifetime member of the Scott County (Indiana) Genealogical Society. Previously, along with friends, we were able to help start up the Family History Hounds genealogy group that meets at the Plainfield Library for the past 5 years that has a large attendance each month (until March 2020) for the programs. I have worked with a group to organize Probate Records for Hendricks County to be digitized and when it is possible, we are wanting to get back into the library to be able to alphabetize the originals that were digitized in separate groups where the records are stored to finish the project up.
Please vote me in!
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Ronald L. Darrah

Personal: Born 1939, Wheeling, West Virginia
                  Indiana Resident 1972-Present
 
Educational: B. S. in Education, Kent State University, 1967
                      Graduate Study, Kent State University, 1969-70
                      Undergraduate Classes in History, IUPUI, 1996-2000
 
Occupational: Former Grade Six Teacher, Parma, Ohio
                        Supervisor of Warehousing, Indianapolis Public Schools (Retired)
                        Technical Sergeant, Indiana Air National Guard (Retired)
 
Genealogical: Librarian, Genealogical Society of Marion County
                        Chair of the Indiana Genealogical Society affiliates,
                        Society of Civil War Families of Indiana;
                        Territorial Guard Society of Indiana
                        Member of the Clarence Cook Chapter,
                        Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution
                        Fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society
                        Member, First Families of Ohio; Civil War Families of Ohio
                        Lecturer in Genealogy, 1996-Present
                        Genealogical Researcher for 40+ years, Researching Darrah, O’Neill, Blanchard, Bowen, Wilson, Minor, Allen
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Steven R. Barnett is Executive Director of the Irvington Historical Society and was named Marion County Historian by the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau in 2017. Raised in the Indianapolis neighborhood of Irvington, he attended IPS School #57 and is a graduate of Howe High School (’63). Steve received a degree from Purdue University (’70) and served in the Indiana National Guard. After a brief hiatus, Steve returned to his hometown in 1977 with his wife Sue and their three children. After his retirement, Steve became the executive director of the Irvington Historical Society and curator of the Bona Thompson Memorial Center. Steve was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Wallace G. Wilkinson for service to veterans, and he was appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Joseph Kernan for service to Indiana.
Steve has researched his family history for many years and has written about the Barnett and allied Dickinson, Oldfield, and Vail families. He has also conducted research into the Byers and the allied Hopper families of his wife. In his capacity with the Irvington Historical Society, Steve has researched and written biographical sketches of past Irvington residents that have been included in the house histories he has written.