Welcome to our Indian River Genealogical Society (IRGS) web site
Next IRGS Meeting
Tuesday - March 11, 2014
“Social Networking for Genealogical Researchers”
Become a Member - Also Time to Renew
It is also time for current members to renew their membership for 2014. You can now use PayPal
to join IRGS or to renew your membership.
Heritage Celebration - March 13
“If These Walls Could Talk”
Thursday, March 13, 2014
5 - 8 PM - Vero's Heritage Center - $10 Admission
2140 14th Avenue - 772-770-2263
This event is a fundraiser for the Heritage Center & Indian River Citrus Museum
Please see flyer for more information
Florida State Genealogical Conference
The Florida State Genealogical Society (FLSGS) will hold its annual educational conference from March 28-30, 2014 in Gainsville. You can find more information here
RootsTech 2014 Feb 6-8
RootsTech, the largest genealogy conferences in the world, took place last week (Feb 6 - 8) in Salt Lake City. Even though we were not in Salt Lake City, we can still take advantage of several FREE sessions, including the Keynote Addresses and selected classes.
To watch the videos, go to the main RootsTech page
and click on the "watch recorded sessions here" link. Additional sessions are being added to the archive as they are processed.
If you would like to view videos from RootsTech 2013, click here
New Books in Our Library
We have made it easier to check the listing of the latest additions to our great collection of books in the Genealogy Department of our Indian River County Main Library.
Previously to see the list you needed to log into the Members Only area and download the monthly newsletter.
Now to view the list, just click on the "Library" tab on the left.
Click on "New Books in our Library" and you are on the way.
2014 Valentine Seminar
160 people gathered on Saturday, February 8 at the Richardson Center at Indian River State College to hear Dr. John Colletta speak about Naturalization Records, Turning Biographical Facats into Real Life Events and Presparing for Successful European Research.
The Seminar was sponsored by the Brevard Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of South Brevard, Indian River Genealogical Society and the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society.
Indian River County FL Obituary Index
The Indian River County Obituary Index
on our IRGS website now contains more than 89,000 names covering the area which is now Indian River County from 1913 through April 2013.
Anyone interested in helping us maintain and expand this index is welcome to join the volunteers at the Genealogy Department at the Indian River Main Library. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
A great way to keep current with genealogy news is to follow the blog posts of experienced genealogists. Check out these links
to Jim Tanner's Genealogy's Star
as well as other popular blogs.
Do you have a favorite popular genealogy blog that you would suggest for our list? Please send your suggestions to email@example.com along with the link to the blog.
xYou can click on the image to open the magazine.
There are many interesting articles in the January issue's 63 pages. You "flip" through them like a magazine. You can also register to receive a notice of when new issues of the free magazine are ready.
Indian River County Obituary Index
This index contains more than 89,000 names for obituaries appearing in Indian River County, Florida newspapers from 1913 through April 2013. Microfilm copies of of the newspapers are available at the Indian River Main Library in Vero Beach, FL. Go to the obituary index.
Visit our revised Surname database
listing hundreds of surnames which are being researched by current IRGS members. With this new feature, individuals interested in making an inquiry can send an email directly to the member who is researching the name. The member's name and email address are not visible to the person making the inquiry.
Members can now access an index to the Indian River Genealogical Society Newsletter. Go to the Members Only tab. Click on the second item "Newsletter Index". You can access issues from 2007 forward in the Members Only section. Earlier issues are located in the Genealogy Department at the Indian River Main Library. We apprecaite the dilligent efforts of Aurie W. Morrison in making this index possible.
Upcoming Regional Meetings