Indian River Genealogical Society

Current Updates for Cancellations as of 11am 3/31

The April 25 Genealolgy Conference is cancelled. NEW
The IRC Library has cancelled all room reservations through 4/18.
The recorded version of the March 17 webinar is now loaded under MEMBERS ONLY>VIDEOS.
The April speaker presentation for Tuesday April 14 will be provided as a webinar ONLY starting at 11am for members.  The same is planned for the May 12 meeting.
All GIGs are cancelled until further notice.
All Introductory classes are also cancelled until further notice.


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Next IRGS General Meeting

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus and the health and safety of our members, the next meeting on April 14 shown below will occur as a webinar ONLY.  The physical meeting will be cancelled.  Members will receive an email from IRGS a few days prior with a link and instructions to register for the webinar to access from your home computer or smartphone.  We will have a recorded version on our members only area of our website for 90 days.  We enccourage any non-member to join us by becoming a member through PayPal on this site. The same process will occur in May.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker:   Annette Burke Lyttle
Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist

Description: How do you know if the facts you’ve uncovered are correct? How do you avoid attaching somebody else’s ancestors to your family tree? This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard will get your research moving in the right direction from the beginning and help you avoid errors and frustration.


 Annette Burke Lyttle 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 also coordinates courses at genealogical institutes. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her genealogical education includes courses at three genealogical institutes, as well as the ProGen Study Group.

Please note this meeting is by webinar for members only.

Introduction to Genealogy Class

Are you curious about how to get started researching your ancestors? Try this 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 getting 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 next classes have not yet been determined. 
These classes are generally held monthly; no November or December classes. 
Pre-registration is required. The last day to register is March 10th. Please register early as the classes may fill quickly. Register by phone: 772-444-7470 or register using the sign-up sheet on the table just outside the Genealogy Department at the Main Library.
We also periodically hold classes at the North IRC Library in Sebastian.  The next class has not yet been deetermined.

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