Genealogical Society of Marion County
Welcome !!!
GSMC is located at 9370 East Washington St on the ground of Memorial Park Cemetery..  Originally built in the 1920’s, this historic building served as the offices of Memorial Park until the 1990's. Now it is ours for many years to come. We have an expanded and more accessible library, as well as the ability to host educational programs, special interest groups and educational meetings.
The Genealogical Society of Marion County's research library is open every Wednesday and Thursday from Noon - 4 pm. We also schedule appointments for research at other times.  Please contact
 Directions: Take I-465 to E. Washington Street.  At the exit, head east.  We are located about 1/2 mile east of Post Road on the north side of the street.  Our address is 9370 E. Washington St.. Our library is inside the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery.  As you enter the cemetery we are on the right. Parking is available around the sides of the building on the road. Overflow parking is located to the left of the main cemetery entrance near Memorial Park Cemetery office.


Need Help with your genealogy?
Please come and visit us
Our librarian staff are experienced researchers and will be able to help provide some ideas to help with your genealogy research.
Small Group Classes
Are you interested in small group classes? Let us know the suggested topic and we will see if we can arrange it.

Upcoming Events
12/02/2015 - 2:00 pm
Webinar Wednesday - Cemetery Research
Stories in Stone - Cemetery Research Presenter: Gail Blankenau Ever wonder what various gravestone symbols mean? Is everything 'set in ...
12/05/2015 - 2:00 pm
Italians in Indianapolis
Presenter will be James Divita, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History of Marian University and author of the books, Images of ...

A time line begins with your ancestor’s birth and is filled in with various events in his life. Continue to fill this in as information becomes available to provide a picture of your ancestor’s life. Several of the genealogy software programs assist you with this.
[Basic Genealogy]
A Collateral Ancestor is an ancestor NOT in the direct line of ascent, but coming from the same ancestral family.
DO NOT take original documents on your research trips. Make copies instead.
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