Indian River Genealogical Society

Local History Resources

Cemeteries of Indian River County
From 1983 until the publication in 1987, IRGS members walked and inventoried all cemeteries located within Indian River County. The book was published in 1987 and is still available for purchase from IRGS. It is fully indexed and has a map for each cemetery. Copies are available in the library and you can email staff for lookups.
Probate Index
In 199?, IRGS members saved all the probate books from the dumpster. For the next several years, they indexed all the records and it is available in the local library.
Prior to 1990, members of the society began indexing the obituaries from the Vero Beach Press Journal and the Sebastian Sun. Later, IRGS member Pege Flanegan put the records into an Excel database and she has been indexing the local newspapers for over 10 years. The library has 2009 to present. Other newspapers that are included: Indian River News; St. Lucie Tribune; Fort Pierce News; Indian River Farmer; Fellsmere Tribune; Fellsmere Farmer
Vero Moments - stories about Vero Beach's history presented during the 2019 Centenniel Year presented by Pete Kersey.