Indian River Genealogical Society

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April IRGS Outdoor Social

  Outdoor Social on Friday, April 7, 2023 starting at 11am
Rain or Shine.
  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)

Next IRGS Meeting



Tuesday April 11, 2023

11am-12:30pm EST

Land Records Solve Research Problems

Speaker:  Mary E. V. Hill

Join the Indian River Genealogical Society April 11 at the Main Library for the monthly program with Mary E.V. Hill on “Land Records Solve Research Problems,” a video presentation beginning at 11 and open to the public.

Mary E. V. Hill is an accredited researcher for the United States Mid-Atlantic as part of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Hill worked as reference librarian at Brigham Young University, BYU from 1989-1992, as genealogy instructor at BYU from 1992-1995, as Family History Library US/Canada Reference consultant from 1995-2006. She served on the UGA Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and as an LDS missionary at the Family History Library from 2006-2008. She is the author of Saga of a Southern Loyalist: William Riddle of Virginia and North Carolina, and Angel Children. She is a lecturer with emphasis on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization.
The program will take place in the Media Room at the Indian River County Main Library located at 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. The program will follow a brief business meeting.
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Upcoming 2022-23 Programs
NEW: Podcast Interview about IRGS



The Irish GIG will meet virtually on Tuesday April 4th at 2:00pm.  


The Italian GIG will meet on Tuesday April 11th at 2pm.  It will be in-person in the IRC Library's History Room.


The Write Life group will meet virtually on the second and fourth Thursday each month at 1:30 pm.   
The DNA GIG will meet virtually on Thursday April 20th at 2pm.  


The FamilySearch GIG will not meet in April.



The Midwest States GIG has joined with the new FamilySearch GIG.

The  German GIG and the Swedish GIG have been suspended.


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 maintain an active IRGS membership.

Great News from

The Genealogy Department's research room is now open evenings and weekends!  They will be open the same hours as the Main Library.
Monday, Thursday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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.

Check out our Facebook page to see the latest announcements and suggestions. We post many announcements that come to our society that may not be reported on our website.