Genealogical Society of Marion County
The GSMC Research Library
9370 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229 | (317) 8914762

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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
03/13/2021 - 1:00 pm
Those Darn Brick Walls
Panel discussion addressing your brick walls of genealogical research! Watch your email for your invitation to register.
04/03/2021 - 1:00 pm
DNA - Darlene Anderson
DNA topics by Darlene Anderson. Free Admission; Pre-registration required
04/24/2021 - 1:00 pm
The Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from My Mistakes
Thomas MacEntee will present a virtual educational seminar on the topic "The Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from my ...

Facts and Tips
There are three types of wills: - Attested, Holographic and Nuncupative. The attested will is the most common and is prepared for the testator. - A holographic will is written by the testator himself. - A nuncupative will is the deathbed wishes of the testator, recorded by a witness present at the bedside. All wills must be witnessed.
[Court Records]

A person who dies "intestate" dies without a valid will.
[Basic Genealogy]

An Administrator is an appointee of the court who settles the estate of a deceased who died without leaving a will.