Indian River Genealogical Society

Welcome!


Welcome to our Indian River Genealogical Society (IRGS) web site
 
You will find updates on many of our recent IRGS activities here.
 


Next IRGS General Meeting

Note Change of Date and Starting Time
 
 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
 
Large meeting room, 1st floor, Indian River County Main Library
 
Speaker: Lisa Alzo
by webinar
 
 
"Navigating Naturalization Records"
 
First papers, petitions, certificates and registrations. These are some of the key documents for Naturalization--the process to apply to become a U.S. citizen. Due to changing laws and an evolving process over time, locating the appropriate official paperwork can often be a challenging task for family historians. In this webinar, learn how to navigate naturalization records and what information they contain about your ancestors.
 
Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles. Lisa teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and is an internationally recognized lecturer.  Visi http://www.lisaalzo.comfor more information.
 


 
Click here to Register Online


Who Do You Think You Are? Returns


 
 
Who do You Think You are returned to The Learning Chanel with new episodes beginning on Sunday, March 5 at 10 pm EST.  
 


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RootsTech 2017


RootsTech, the largest genealogy conferences in the world, was held February 8-11, 2017  in Salt Lake City.   Even though we were not in Salt Lake City, we can still take advantage of several FREE sessions, including the Keynote Addresses and selected classes.
 
To access the recorded sessions, CLICK HERE to go to the RootsTech Home Page - and Scroll Down.  Just below "Did You Miss a Session?" you will see the four days.  Click on one of the days to see the videos availalbe.   Lick on one of the video pictures to view.
 
 


Indian River Obituary Index Update


The Indian River County (Florida) Obituary Index has now been updated through June 2016 and now contains more than 110,700 names.   Search the index and find out how you can access copies of obituaries at this link.
 
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 info@irgs.org for more information.


Support IRGS when you shop at Amazon


Now you can help support the work of the Indian River Genealogical Society when you shop at Amazon.   Just click the "Get Started" button and log in as you always do to shop at Amazon.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to IRGS.  Thanks for your support!
 
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Video of Oct 11 Webinar - Cyndi's List



 
You can view the video of our October 11, 2016 webinar, "A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0 by going to the Members Only Area and selecting the tab "Videos."  Then click on the links to view the video or to download the handout..


Become a Member


We invite you to join more than 300 others who are interested in exploring their family history/   Check here to see the many benefits of membership in IRGS and to see how you, too, can quickly become a member.


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.  Updated July 16, 2014


Upcoming Regional Meetings


The Calendar of the Florida State Genealogical Society has a comprehensive list of upcoming genealogy programs and special events throughout our state.    Click here for a direct link to the FSGS Calendar.


Genealogy Blogs


A great way to keep current with genealogy news is to follow the blog posts of experienced genealogists.   Check out these links to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems, 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 your suggestions to info@irgs.org along with the link to the blog.


Other Features


Indian River County Obituary Index
 
This index contains more than 110,700 names for obituaries appearing in Indian River County, Florida newspapers from 1913 through June 2016. Microfilm copies of of the newspapers are available at the Indian River Main Library in Vero Beach, FL.   Go to the obituary index.
 
Surname Database
 
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.
 
IRGS members can download instructions for adding, changing, or deleting surnames.
 
Newsletter Index
 
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.