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Next IRGS General Meeting
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Speaker: Miles Meyer
"Using Advanced Tools in FamilySearch"
Miles Meyer is a scientist by training
and has been active in genealogy for about 20 years in a variety of ways.
His expertise revolves around new technologies, internet research and FamilySearch.
He is a Family History Consultant and current Director of the Vero Beach Family History Center.
This meeting will take place in the large meeting room, 1st floor, Indian River County Main Library.
Introduction to Genealogy Class
This class for beginning researchers consists of three sessions. Sessions I and II are held in the History Room on the second floor of the Indian River County Main Library. Session III is held in the Genealogy Department on the second floor of the Indian River County Main Library.
Session I is a lecture on gettting started -- how to record and organize your facts; how to search for additional information; how to find and use available resources.
Session II is a lecture and demonstration -- how to find information on the internet and learning to use the library's genealogy department resources.
Session III is a hands-on session using the library's genealogy department computers to search online for your ancestors' records and other information.
The April class will be held April 14, 21, 27. The May class wil be held May 12, 19, 25.The June class will be held June 9, 16, 22. These classes are generally held monthly.
Pre-registration is required. Register by phone: 772-444-7470 or register using the sign-up sheet on the table just outside the Genealogy Department.
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Indian River County Obituary Index
This index contains more than 118,000 names for obituaries appearing in Indian River County, Florida newspapers from 1913 through the present. 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 appreciate the diligent efforts of Aurie W. Morrison in making this index possible.
A great way to keep current with genealogy news is to follow the blog posts of experienced genealogists. Check out these links
to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems
, 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.