Indian River Genealogical Society

Annual Membership Meeting - In Person

Save the Date - Welcome Back Everyone
  Tuesday, December 14th at 11 AM
  Laura (Riding) Jackson Historic Home and Pole Barn
  6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL (Indian River State College Campus
  (behind the left side of the Brackett Library)
The Indian River Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that our regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  This meeting will be IN PERSON at The Laura (Riding) Jackson Home and Pole Barn located at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach (IR State College campus) behind the left side of the Brackett Library.  The program will start at 11:00 am. The meeting is FREE and open to the public. At this meeting we will be electing our officers for 2022 along with approving our 2022 budget.  Also, the winner of the 2021 Martha Dodd Scholarship will be announced.
Members of our WriteLife Group will share their writings focused on Holiday memories.  In addition, other IRGS members will share their stories and memories during the program portion of the meeting.
Please bring a bag lunch and lawn chair and join us as we meet together for the first time in 2 years in person.  We will have a social time after the organized meeting to eat lunch and tours of the Laura (Riding) Jackson home will be available.

Beginner's Introduction to DNA

We invite anyone interested in learning more about the basics of DNA testing and analysis to review the following video prepared by our DNA Genealogy Interest Group Leader, Janet Hunter.
We encourage you to join our DNA GIG by becoming a member of our society to view additional educational videos of our past meetings.





The Irish GIG will meet virtually on Saturday, December 4th, at 2 pm via Zoom. 


The German GIG will meet virtually on Thursday, December 9th, at 3:30 pm via Zoom to discuss Church and Cemetery Records..  


The DNA GIG will meet virtually on Thursday, December 16th at 2pm via Zoom. The group will be looking at DNA challenges such as troublesome matches or ancestors and offering suggestions.


The Mid-Atlantic States GIG will meet on Friday December 17th at 2pm via Zoom.  The presentation will be on creating a legacy video.




The Writing GIG has now joined the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation's Write LIfe group.  If you are interested in a 2022 offering, please contact me at

Contact the GIG leaders to join or email to be added to a GIG distribution (please specify which GIG)  The GIGs welcome new members!  We ask all GIG members to maintain an active IRGS membership.

November Class


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