Welcome to the Marion County Genealogical Society
This is a community of enthusiastic people in an atmosphere of support, assistance and guidance to anyone with roots in Marion County or a desire to find and share their own family history. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to share in each other's triumphs and help break down our brick walls, as well as learn of resources and tricks from inspiring visiting speakers. We look forward to meeting you!
Monthly Meeting Information
Third Thursday of the month, September to June
2:00 — 4:00 pm
Marion County Public Library, Meeting Room C
2720 E. Silver Springs Boulevard
The meeting schedule, venue, and program are subject to change.
Please see our Events Calendar for further information about our upcoming meetings.
The Hundred Year Walk
When my mother found my grandfather’s notebooks, tucked away at the back of a bookcase, it changed my family’s life. My mother sat stunned at the dining room table, momentarily muted by the discovery. As she tried to translate it for me, sounding out her father’s writing, pressed inside the black and white speckled covers, the Armenian script proved too difficult for her. With the help of her elderly friends, though, we began to unlock the story from a century earlier, and soon unearthed two more journals in my uncle’s garage, detailing my grandfather’s courageous survival of the Armenian genocide. See more ...
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