Indian River Genealogical Society

Team of 4-5 Volunteers Wanted

We recently held the 38th annual Genealogy Conference in February and it will soon be time to start planning next year’s program. What will the topic(s) be? Who will the speakers be? Will it be or virtual or in-person?  Where will it be held?  These are just some of the decisions that will need to be made. The board of directors are available for counsel and updates are shared at each board meeting leading up to the event.  Most of the board members are familiar with the project planning. We have tentatively asked the First Presbyterian Church to pencil-in Saturday, February 12, 2022 for us in case we decide to have an in-person event at that location. We are re looking for a few good people to organize it to relieve this year’s team.  The organization process is well documented and easy to follow.  Let’s see some new faces make this fun activity happen for the 39th year.   Please contact Jeff Graham or Mike Godown now to express your interest.

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The GERMAN GIG will meet Thursday May 13, at 3:30 pm via Zoom.  The topic will be German Surname Distribution Tools to find where Specific German surnames are located to help narrow your search.


The DNA GIG will meet Thursday May 20, at 2pm via Zoom. They will discuss autoclusters and review different ways of grouping DNA matches.


The Mid-Atlantic States GIG will on Friday, May 28, at 2pm via Zoom starting with the state of New Jersey.  (states of NJ, NY, PA, and MD.)  The next meeting will discuss members research progress and introduce additional tools and resources. Meetings will continue through the summer.


Contact the GIG leaders to join or email to be added to a GIG distribution (please specify which GIG)  The GIGs welcome new members!  The DNA and German GIGs are recording their meetings and any member can listen afterwards in the Members Only GIG areas.

In Memoriam

Please Note

Since we are holding virtual webinars during the pandemic,  we are unable to present or vote on our financial reports and minutes. Therefore we are posting these reports under Members Only Member Resources with the Title beginning with "Pandemic" for each report type. Please feel free to review these reports and direct questions to
For any report requiring approval of the membership, we will vote retroactively once our regular meetings resume.  Thank you.

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