Genealogical Society of Marion County
At this time, the  GSMC Library is 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 [Currently via Zoom]
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 527 Member Databases and 226 Public Databases    
Total 753 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
02/13/2021 - 1:00 pm
Family Search wiki & catalog - Amber Oldenburg
Amber Oldenburg will discuss the genealogical website Family Search wiki and catalog and a new feature that debuted a year ago. ...
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

Facts and Tips
Early naturalizations were usually at County Courts. Since about 1920, they have been in the Federal court system.
[Immigration - Naturalization]

A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of “bounty land” due to a person entitled by military service.
[Land Records]

An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
[Basic Genealogy]