Thursday, July 29, 2021
1. If you want to see the history of our building and the surrounding area, look at the new "Woodland Cemetery" article in the FREE files under "Cemetery + Mixed Sources." This article was found online by our 'cemetery sleuth' Doug Scott.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
The Indiana High School Athletic Association approved a merger of the sports teams at Christel House Watanabe and Emmerich Manual, which currently occupy the same Southside building. The merger “allows the schools to increase sports offerings and provide many more opportunities for student athletes as the Manual program winds down” by the end of the 2022-23 school year.
The new name: The Christel House at Manual Eagles. The new colors: The eagle mascot and logo will incorporate the blue and gold of Christel House and the red and white of Manual. The old name, which first appeared in articles referencing Manual’s sports teams in the early 1930s, will officially go by the wayside.
Christel House, a charter school, assumed management of Manual in July of 2020 after the school was returned to Indianapolis Public Schools after a state takeover in 2012. Christel House executive director Sarah Weimer said it was clear through the innovation agreement with IPS that keeping some of the Manual tradition alive was important to alumni.
Manual, which opened in 1895, is one of the state’s oldest schools, though nicknames of athletic teams were not commonplace until the late 1920s and early ‘30s. In newspaper articles, teams at Manual were frequently called the “red and white” until 1930, when the nickname now being dropped became prevalent.
[Edited from an article By Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, July 13, 2021]
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
GSMC has just added an alphabetical index to 14,000 1874-1881 Marion County mortality records. These records, originally extracted by Jane Darlington, cover the ten years prior to the 1882 state-mandated beginning date for those records.
GSMC now has the only online listing of these records, just another research perk for our members. They are listed in our Members Section 1.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021
In honor of the 200th Anniversary of the creation of Marion County in 1822,
First Families of Marion County Society (FFMC)
, the first lineage group to be founded by the Genealogical Society of Marion County, officially begins operations on July 4, 2021.
The FFMC is designed to both honor the 200th anniversary of the county, but also to offer a rigorous challenge to GSMC genealogists.
To qualify for the First Families Society, GSMC members must prove a direct lineage line back to a resident of Marion County on or prior to June 1, 1850, the date of the Federal Census.
Interested applicants should visit the GSMC website, select the “First Families” tab, read the instructions, print the Application Form, and follow the indicated directions.
The FFMC uses a lineage style that is very similar to SAR, DAR, Indiana Pioneers, or Society of 1812 applications, all of which can be used as proof.
The initial submission period ends on December 31, 2021, and all applications should be postmarked by that deadline.
June 1850 was way back in our county history--are you up to the challenge???