Welcome to our Indian River Genealogical Society (IRGS) web site.
Next IRGS Meeting
Tuesday - December 10, 2013
Indian River Main Library
Speaker: Rody Johnson
"Vero Ice Age Dig"
Please see below for information about the IRGS 2014 Budget and Proposed By-law Ammendments
Become a Member - Also Time to Renew
It is also time for current members to renew their membership for 2014. You can now use PayPal
to join IRGS or to renew your membership.
IRGS 2014 Proposed Budget and By-laws
IRGS Members can review the proposed budget for 2014 by going to the Members Only section. Look for Member Resources and then select IRGS 2014 Budget. This budget will be presented for approval at the December 10 Membership meeting..
Proposed ammendments to the IRGS By-laws
to create a Historian/Archivist Committee and to change the name of the Website Committee to Technology Committee can be viewed at this link
. Members will vote on these proposed ammendments at the December 10 meeting.
October - Family History Month
At its meeting on October 1,
the Indian River County Commissioners recognized the Indian River Genealogical Society and designated the month of October as Indian River County Family History Month.
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2014 Valentine Seminar
2014 Valentine Genealogy Seminar
Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:30 am - 4;00 pm
Richardson Center, Indian River State College
Vero Beach, FL
John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
New Books in Our Library
We have made it easier to check the listing of the latest additions to our great collection of books in the Genealogy Department of our Indian River County Main Library.
Previously to see the list you needed to log into the Members Only area and download the monthly newsletter.
Now to view the list, just click on the "Library" tab on the left.
Click on "New Books in our Library" and you are on the way.
Indian River County FL Obituary Index
The Indian River County Obituary Index
on our IRGS website now contains more than 89,000 names covering the area which is now Indian River County from 1913 through April 2013.
Anyone interested in helping us maintain and expand this index is welcome to join the volunteers at the Genealogy Department at the Indian River Main Library. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
A great way to keep current with genealogy news is to follow the blog posts of experienced genealogists. Check out these links
to Jim Tanner's Genealogy's Star
as well as other popular blogs.
Do you have a favorite popular genealogy blog that you would suggest for our list? Please send you suggestions to email@example.com along with the link to the blog.
You can click on the image to open the magazine.
There are many interesting articles in the October issue's 56 pages. You "flip" through them like a magazine. You can also register to receive a notice of when new issues of the free magazine are ready.
Indian River County Obituary Index
This index contains more than 89,000 names for obituaries appearing in Indian River County, Florida newspapers from 1913 through April 2013. Microfilm copies of of the newspapers are available at the Indian River Main Library in Vero Beach, FL. Go to the obituary index.
Visit our revised Surname database
listing hundreds of surnames which are being researched by current IRGS members. With this new feature, individuals interested in making an inquiry can send an email directly to the member who is researching the name. The member's name and email address are not visible to the person making the inquiry.
Members can now access an index to the Indian River Genealogical Society Newsletter. Go to the Members Only tab. Click on the second item "Newsletter Index". You can access issues from 2007 forward in the Members Only section. Earlier issues are located in the Genealogy Department at the Indian River Main Library. We apprecaite the dilligent efforts of Aurie W. Morrison in making this index possible.
Upcoming Regional Meetings