Genealogical Society of Marion County
The GSMC Research Library
9370 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46229 
(317) 8914762
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.
The GSMC Research Library is only open by appointment. Contact the to schedule an appointment.  Appointments will be accepted for Wednesdays between 11 am and 3 pm EST, and on the second Saturday of the month between 11 AM and 3 PM Eastern time. You must wear a mask to enter the library.

Upcoming Events
04/24/2021 - 1:00 pm
Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from My Mistakes
Thomas MacEntee will present a virtual educational seminar on the topic "The Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from my ...
05/08/2021 - 1:00 pm
Cemetery Symbolism - Jeannie Regan-Dinius
Jeannie Regan-Dinius, with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will discuss Cemetery Symbolism via Zoom. Free admission; pre-registration required.   ...
06/12/2021 - 1:00 pm
People of Faith, History and Ancestry Through the Lens of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Julie K Motyka, Archivist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will speak on the sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, deaths) which are of ...

Facts and Tips
Don’t assume that all information in the census is correct. It’s only as good as the knowledge of the person reporting it or recording it.

Towns, cities and counties have changed names over time. Check a Geographical and Historical Dictionary or a Gazetteer.

When transcribing a record or document, copy it EXACTLY as found, even if words are not spelled as they are today.
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