Genealogical Society of Marion County
Welcome !!!
GSMC is located at  the Memorial Park Cemetery 9350 East Washington St.  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 more educational programs.
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 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. Our library is inside the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery.  As you enter the cemtery we are on the right.


GSMC Genealogy Classes
"Genealogy for Beginners" classes:
        - Third Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - Next class, July 16
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.

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.


Upcoming Events
Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy Conference

08/09/2014 - 1:00 pm
Monthly Program

Indianapolis and the Civil War

ANCESTOR, DIRECT - a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. Loosely used interchangably with relative.

RELATIVE - someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who may not be in your direct line.

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