Genealogical Society of Marion County
GSMC Library is open
on Wednesdays  from 11 AM - 4 PM
& 2nd Saturdays from 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Eastern time and by appointment
for research & genealogical assistance
but will be closed between 12-25-2019 and 1-7-2020
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.
[ 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.
[Keep current with our BULLETIN BOARD! See tab at Left]
    Research Resources
Now 398 Member Databases and 115 Public Databases    
Total 513 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
02/08/2020 - 1:00 pm
Marion County
Steve Barnett will discuss a Marion County genealogy topic on Saturday, February 8, 2020, starting at 1 pm Eastern Time, ...
03/14/2020 - 1:00 pm
Jewish Genealogy
Barry Levitt will address Jewish Genealogy on Saturday, March 14, 2020, starting at 1 PM Eastern time, at the GSMC ...

Facts and Tips
Meaningful genealogy requires thought and more importantly, focus. Develop a plan (1) Why am I doing genealogy? (2) Set goals for what you plan to accomplish in a reasonable time period i.e. go back four generations, go back to the immigrant ancestor, do only my father's male line, etc.
[Basic Genealogy]

A widow's dower is her claim to a portion of her deceased husband's estate during her lifetime for her and her children's support.
[Vital Records ]

Make photocopies and store original valuable documents in a safe deposit or fireproof box.
[Basic Genealogy]