Indian River Genealogical Society

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New Member Offer

Our Society begins meeting in September 2022.  We encourage anyone interested in joining, to do so at that time by clicking here or using the Membership button on the menu to the left. By joining in September, your membership will immediately become active and you will be a member for the remainder of 2022 AND ALL of 2023. Your support enables us to offer quality programs and for you to meet other members through:
Monthly in-person Socials on first Friday monthly
Monthly virtual webinars including recordings and handouts on second Tuesday monthly
Monthly Newsletters
Annual $300 Martha Dodd Scholarship eligibility
Monthly Genealogy Interest Groups including German, Swedish, Irish, DNA, Write LIfe, and Special Research Topics
Society Website with videos and tips
Facebook group for updates and items of interest
Please direct questions to
Our active season runs monthly from September through May. 


Upcoming 2022-23 Programs










The Irish GIG is paused for the summer and will restart in September.


The German GIG is paused for the summer and will restart in September.


The DNA GIG is paused for the summer and will restart in September. 


The Swedish GIG is paused for the summer and will restart in September.


The Write LIfe group will meet virtually on the second and fourth Thursday each month at 1:30 pm through June. A new session is planned for September and anyone interested can signup now by contacting


The Mid-Atlantic States GIG is paused for the summer and will restart in September.



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. 

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