Genealogical Society of Marion County
Starting November 9, 2020,
GSMC Library will be open
by appointment only
for research & genealogical assistance.
Contact the to make arrangements. Appointments will be accepted for
Wednesdays between  11 AM and 3 PM Eastern time, and on the Second Saturday of the month
between 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern time. Stipulations for appointments are
"mask required" and "your temperature will be checked."
GSMC Programs on second Saturday each month
from 1 PM to 3 PM at  our Library
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.
    Digital Research Resources
Now 484 Member Databases and 211 Public Databases    
Total 695 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
12/12/2020 - 1:00 pm
Annual Meeting, Election of Directors and Show and Tell
Annual Meeting, Election of Directors and Show ‘n Tell. Free admission.
01/09/2021 - 1:00 pm
Those Darn Brick Walls
Panel discussion addressing your brick walls of genealogical research. Free Admission
02/13/2021 - 1:00 pm
Family Search - Amber Oldenburg
Amber Oldenburg will discuss the genealogical website Family Search. Free Admission.

Facts and Tips
STATE LAND STATES are states that owned and distributed their lands. This includes the original 13 colonies, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, Hawaii and Texas. They use "metes and bounds" to survey the land.
[Land Records]

It is not unusual to find the same name in different states at the same time.
[Basic Genealogy]

A person may not have been living on the day the census was actually taken (not the official day). However, all information is supposed to be "as of" the official census day.