Genealogical Society of Marion County
The GSMC Research Library
9370 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229 
(317) 8914762
The Genealogical Society of Marion County (GSMC) welcomes everyone who has an interest in genealogical and historical research to join our Society. The Society promotes genealogical and historical research and aids in the publication, dissemination, and preservation of genealogical and historical material, especially in Marion County, Indiana.  We invite you to join us.
The GSMC Research Library is only open by appointment. Contact the to schedule an appointment.  Appointments will be accepted for Wednesdays between 11 am and 3 pm EST, and on the second Saturday of the month between 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern time. You must wear a mask to enter the library.

Upcoming Events
06/12/2021 - 1:00 pm
People of Faith, History and Ancestry Through the Lens of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Julie K Motyka, Archivist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will speak on the sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, deaths) which are of ...
07/10/2021 - 1:00 pm
How to Succeed in Tracking Down Your German Ancestors-Kent Robinson
Kent Robinson, Past President of Indiana Chapter and Immediate Past National President of Palatines to America –German Genealogy Society will present virtually "How to ...
08/14/2021 - 1:00 pm
Researching the Dark Side of Family History-Steve Barnett
Steve Barnett, Executive Director of the Irvington Historical Society, will present virtually the program “Researching the Dark Side of ...

Facts and Tips
Everyone has a mother and a father. Female and male lines are equally important.
[Basic Genealogy]

Clues found in multiple types of primary and secondary records, indexes and sources must be investigated.
[Basic Genealogy]

Look carefully at marriage records. The witnesses and bondsmen may be related to either party.
[Vital Records ]