Genealogical Society of Marion County
GSMC Breaking News! April 25th
GSMC Projects Season is underway! We have IPS data pending for EMHS and School 21.
Also IOOF death records in the works,
an EBay session coming,
and a County Commissioners database waiting on volunteers.
Going to be a good summer!
April 24   Members Only Databases Now Up To 148. Ready For Research!
Welcome, Members and Guests !
     GSMC is located at 9370 East Washington Street on the grounds 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.
[For Library Hours and Driving Directions, click on the "Our Library" tab at left.]
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GSMC Volunteer of the Month: Doug Scott,
Family Quest Editor and At-Large Director. Thanks, Doug! 

Need Help With Your Genealogy?
Please come and visit us
Our library staffers 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
05/04/2016 - 2:00 pm
GSMC First Wednesday Webinar "The Scots-Irish In America"
"The Scots-Irish In America"  Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen     The Scots-Irish came to the American colonies by way of Ulster in ...
05/05/2016 - 1:00 pm
Plainfield: Divorce Records: When, Where, and How
Meredith Thompson, Indiana Room staff and genealogy researcher, will present a program on divorce records: when did they begin, where ...
05/14/2016 - 10:00 am
Central Indiana DNA Interest Group

Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts. Secondary evidence is compiled from other sources written from memory long after the event has occurred.
[Sources & Documentation ]
Use maps. County and state lines changed from time to time. Don't forget to check surrounding counties.
[Basic Genealogy]
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 ]