Indian River Genealogical Society

GIG information as of December, 2021


Genealogy Interest Groups are society members who come together with a common interest. There are nationality groups - they share information and research tips and study together to find their ancestors.  In addition, there are other groups that focus on a specific topic. The DNA GIG is for those interested in learning about DNA testing and finding DNA matches. The MidAtlantic GIG is for members interested in researching the states including NJ, PA, NY, Delaware, and Maryland. Society membership is required.

The groups meet as follows:

Roadblocks & Resources led by Michelle Wagner and Carol Robinson meets the third Thursday from 10:00 - noon ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

DNA GIG led by Janet Hunter meets the third Thursday from 2 - 3

German GIG, led by Miles Meyer meets the second Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30

Danish GIG, led by Elizabeth Dreher Toomey and Cathy Anderson meets on the second Thursday from 1 - 2:30 ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

French-Canadian GIG, led by Donna Nightingale meets on the third Wednesday 10:30  - Noon ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Irish GIG led by Bob Denten meets on the first Saturday from 2 - 4 

MidAtlantic GIG led by Mike Godown meets on the last Friday from 2-3:30

All GIGs currently meet virtually via Zoom.  This is subject to change. Announcements are also made on our Facebook page.  Requests for additional information can be directed to