Indian River Genealogical Society

Remembering Pam Cooper

IRGS is saddened to learn of the passing of our former president Pam Cooper. She made a tremendous impact on our organization as well as the Vero Beach community.
This recent article from TCPalm provides more details about her contributions to the genealogy community in Vero Beach and in the state of Florida.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Pam's family.

Summer IRGS Outdoor Social

  Pavillion Picnic
Saturday, August 10, 2024 starting at 10 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)
  Bring your lunch and talk genealogy!

Youth Genealogists

Jack Powers
   Featured Article by Jack Powers

IRGS Newsletter Update

As most of you may know, the decision has been made to cease the monthly newsletter with the official motion being completed on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 at the Executive Board Meeting.  I know that this was met with some dismay at our monthly member meeting.
With that said, the idea was proposed that we could switch to a Quarterly; and, this does have precedent in the society. Colleen Butler will be leading this endeavor.
The idea will be to focus primarily on genealogical information and stories, not for meeting reminders or upcoming events. I would call upon any of those in the membership who may have been concerned or upset by the ending of our monthly newsletter to make your interest known in helping with the Quarterly. Thank you.
Brian McQuade



Summer meeting information:

Most GIGs will take a summer break after their May meeting.  The exception is the Write Life Group which will meet in June before taking a summer break. 


These GIGs will resume meeting in the fall:

Irish GIG
Scandinavian GIG
Scottish GIG
WriteLife Group


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.


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.