Genealogical Society of Marion County
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 is open on Wednesdays
 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.
[ 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.
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Upcoming Events
07/03/2018 - 1:00 pm
Brownsburg Genealogy Group - "Technology for Genealogists"
Presenter is Crystal Ward of the Indiana State Library. Registration is appreciated and online at
07/05/2018 - 1:00 pm
Plainfield Genealogy Group - Genealogy Gems: Mortality Schedules 1850-1885
Meredith Thompson will speak to us on these hidden gems of genealogy.  In this presentation you'll learn about one of ...
07/09/2018 - 1:30 pm
Danville Genealogy Group
Roots Magic vs Family Tree Maker, presented by Cindy Rutledge and Steve Smith of the Danville Public Library.

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.
Prepare a census timeline before you begin. Review what you will find in the census you are searching. Expect spelling and age variations.
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