“Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com”


Sunny Jane Morton

The Indian River Genealogical Society is pleased to announce Sunny J. Morton as our program speaker at our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday January 8th, 2019.  She will be appearing via a live webinar at the Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st St, Vero Beach.  The business meeting convenes at 10AM, followed by light refreshments and the program.  This meeting is free and open to the public.

These “genealogy giants” all provide international audiences with tools and records for researching family trees online. But which should you use? Learn why you should be familiar with all four sites; subscription and free access options; and how they compare for historical record content, family trees and DNA tools. Get insider tips on each site’s best features—and cautions or challenges for working with each.

Sunny Jane Morton is an internationally-known, award-winning writer, editor and speaker for the multibillion-dollar genealogy industry. She is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine, where she writes how-to, human interest and industry news articles and teaches popular courses at Family Tree University A popular speaker at events across the country (including RootsTech), Sunny is especially known for expertise in tracing U.S. ancestors; her unique comparisons of the industry’s largest websites; and inspiring presentations on how to reconstruct and tell meaningful stories from the past. She holds degrees in history and humanities from Brigham Young University.


“Introduction to Genealogy Class”

Introduction to Genealogy classes will be offered at the Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach.   The class is FREE to the public, but you must sign up at least 3 days before the first class.

  • 3 Session Class (January 12, 19, and 25th) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Sign up in the main library or call (772)444-7470. The sign-up sheet for this class is on the IRGS table across from the elevator on the second floor.
  • For more information, please visit our website at irgs.org.

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