Genealogical Society of Marion County
The GSMC Research Library
9370 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, INDIANA 46229 
(317) 891-4762
Contact:  Barbara R. Cline Hutchinson, 
The Genealogical Society of Marion County (GSMC) welcomes everyone who has an interest in Genealogy and Family History.
The Society promotes genealogical and historical research and aids in the publication, dissemination, and preservation of  those materials, especially for Marion County, Indiana.  We invite you to join us.   
Membership is NOT required but recommended, as only MEMBERS can access many records and material on this site.
The GSMC Research Library is open on Wednesdays between 11 am and 3 pm Eastern Time. 
      Barbara Hutchinson at or by calling (317)891-4762     
       To schedule an appointment: Please Contact Ron Darrah at                      
 GSMC appreciates the continuing support of

Upcoming Events
03/09/2024 - 1:00 pm
GSMC Onsite and Online (Research Resources) by Ron Darrah
Ron Darrah, GSMC Librarian, will lead a tour of the GSMC library resources, and how they can help your research. ...
05/11/2024 - 1:00 pm
"Researching With the IARA" by Jamie Webb
Jamie Webb, Director of Special Projects, will discuss "Researching with the Indiana Archives and Records Administation".    Free- Advance Registration ...

Facts and Tips
When doing research in probate records, request to see the entire file.
[Vital Records ]

Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father's name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.
[Basic Genealogy]

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