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 genealogical and historical research to join our Society. The Society promotes genealogical and historical research and aids in the publication, dissemination, and preservation of genealogical and historical material, especially in Marion County, Indiana.  We invite you to join us.   
Membership is NOT required but recommended as we offer MEMBERS ONLY records and material on this WEBSITE,                                                                                                     Thank you!
 ** 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 the
Wearing a mask is optional when entering the library. Thank you.                          
 GSMC appreciates the continuing support of

Upcoming Events
11/30/2022 - 12:30 pm
Webinar Wednesday: "Learning About: Billion Graves"
Come this Wednesday and enjoy a free webinar.  The Library opens at 11:00 a.m, and the webinar will start at 12:30 ...
12/07/2022 - 12:30 pm
Webinar Wednesday: Topic to be Announced
Webinar Wednesday - check next week for the topic.
12/10/2022 - 1:00 pm
Annual Show & Tell or Tell A Story/First Families Program/Civil War Families Induction
We will have a presentation by Steve Barnett about First Families of Marion County, Celebrate the first class of Civil War ...

Facts and Tips
"Genealogy of Place" is vital to your research. Determine where the town/county/state is located and how boundaries have changed over time.
[Basic Genealogy]

The first settlements in an area were along the shoreline, rivers and lakes where they found good harbors for consumable needs and transportation.

Prepare a census timeline before you begin. Review what you will find in the census you are searching. Expect spelling and age variations.