Genealogical Society of Marion County
Welcome !!!
 
   We are delighted to see you at our GSMC website. Look around.  
 
GSMC is now in a new home in the Memorial Park Cemetery at 9350 East Washington St., east of I-465.  Originally built in the 1920’s, this handsome 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 more educational programs.
 
Hours:
The Genealogical Society of Marion County's research library is open every Wednesday from 9am - 4 pm and the first and third Saturday of the month from 9am - 4pm.  We can also schedule appointments for research at other times.  Please contact Librarian@GenealogyIndy.org.
 
Location: 9350 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229.
 
 Directions: Take I-465 to E. Washington Street.  At the exit, head east.  We are located about 1/2 mile east of Post Road. Our library is inside the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery.  As you enter the cemtery we are on the right.
 
 We also have a new phone number.  (317) 891-GSMC  [(317) 891-4762].  Currently, this phone is an answering machine only. Please allow a day or two for a response.

 

GENEALOGY 101

Genealogy 101 - April 16th at 1pm at the GSMC Library
Topic: Census Records with Ron Darrah

New GSMC Library Classes
 
"Genealogy for Beginners" classes:
     - First Saturdays at 10:00 am -     Next class,  Apr 5.
     - Third Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - Next class,  Apr 16.
 
Legacy User Group
   - Wednesday, Apr 30 at 1pm
 
Attendence is free. No registration required.
 
Are you interested in small group classes? Let us know the suggested topic and we will see if we can arrange it.
     Contact Librarian@GenealogyIndy.org

137,000 new Cemetery Records now available
    We are pleased to announce that we have loaded almost 137,000 cemetery records for the Washington Park Cemetery Association. These records cover Marion County cemeteries Floral Park, Memorial Park, Washington Park East, Washington Park North, and West Ridge, as well as Hamilton County cemeteries Hamilton Memorial and Oaklawn Memorial.      
   These records come directly from the cemetery database managed by the Washington Park Cemetery Association, an Indiana not-for-profit orga­nization and affiliated with the Buchanan Group and the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers.
    The records cover approximately one-half of the total burials in these cemeteries. Computer records started in the late 1980's or early 90's, and for each cemetery, management made decisions about how much to back-load.
     See the online cemetery descriptions for more detail, warnings, and to access these records on our website.


New GSMC Library
 
    GSMC is located in the Memorial Park Cemetery at 9350 East Washington St., east of I-465.  
    The Library will be open 9 am to 4 pm, every Wednesday and the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month.
     Go to the Library website  for more info.
 
Questions? Contact librarian@genealogyindy.org

Upcoming Events
04/26/2014 - 9:00 am
Palatines to America Spring Workshop - Ernest Thode, speaker
Athenaeum -Wilkie Room 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis
04/26/2014 - 10:00 am
Preservation Week Road Show - Appraisals and Preservation Advice
Indiana Historical Society
04/26/2014 - 10:00 am
Genealogy Reseach Trips: The Good, Bad and the Ugly!
Indiana Historical Society


Facts
Birth Records are difficult to obtain because they can be (mis)used for so many purposes. You may be required to provide proof of relationship and proof of the person's death.

Vital records and event information are more reliable when they are recorded near the time of the happening. The longer the time from the event occurrence that the record is made, the less accurate it may be based on the memory of the person involved.

Early naturalizations were usually at County Courts. Since about 1920, they have been in the Federal court system.