Indian River Genealogical Society

Next IRGS Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11am - 12:30pm
Free Online Genealogical Education
Speaker:  Annette Burke Lyttle

 Annette Burke Lyttle is the program speaker at our monthly webinar meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  We will have a brief business meeting at 11am followed by our guest speaker. 
Annette owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing.  She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories.  She was a faculty member for “Exploring Quaker Records in America” at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in June 2020 and course coordinator for “From Sea to Shining Sea: Researching Our Ancestors’ Migrations in America” for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2021.  Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.
 IRGS members will receive an email from IRGS the week before the March event with a link and instructions on how to register to access .  Non-member guests can request a complimentary link from

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The IRISH GIG will meet Wednesday March 3, at 2pm via Zoom to view a video from John Grenham and discuss ancestor stories from members..

The GERMAN GIG will meet Thursday March 11, at 3:30 pm via Zoom.  The topic will be:  
March 11 - German Church Records
German Church Records are a great place to start your research once you know your family’s hometown. Duplicate records can be found in most state archives and on FamilySearch. Original Catholic records can be found at Matricula ( while Protestant records can be found at Archion ( Matricula is free while Archion charges based on the number of records you want to search.
The DNA GIG will meet Thursday March 18, at 2pm via Zoom for a discussion on ThruLines.  
The newly forming WRITER'S GIG is coming together.  If you are interested, please send your name to with more info on timing to come after we gather names.
Contact the GIG leaders to join or email to be added to a GIG distribution (please specify which GIG)  The GIGs welcome new members!  Most GIGs are now recording their meetings and any member can listen afterwards in the Members Only GIG areas.

Please Note

Since we are holding virtual webinars during the pandemic,  we are unable to present or vote on our financial reports and minutes. Therefore we are posting these reports under Members Only Member Resources with the Title beginning with "Pandemic" for each report type. Please feel free to review these reports and direct questions to
For any report requiring approval of the membership, we will vote retroactively once our regular meetings resume.  Thank you.

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