Public Invited to September 13 Virtual Program at IRGS 

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Your family history is somewhere in the news and The Indian River Genealogical Society, IRGS is here to help. Beginning in September, complimentary IRGS access is being offered for the remainder of 2022 and is your opportunity to experience monthly programs, socials and online resources. 

Join the September virtual program with expert researcher Diana Crisman Smith on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 beginning at 11 AM. on the topic of researching your ancestors in past and present newspapers. “Find out how you can put meat on the bones of your ancestors with vital records hints.” Smith’s program will be followed by a Q&A.

Smith has been researching since childhood and served as a lay librarian at the local Family History Center for more than 25 years. She has created online courses for Family Tree University on RootsMagic, land, death records, military records, and more and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies on Danish research. She has written for numerous genealogical publications and has served as an officer in international, State and district genealogy organizations, including the Florida State Genealogical Society. Smith has enjoyed speaking at conferences on land and sea for the past 20 years.

The IRGS virtual monthly programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 11:00 AM.  Pre-registration is required. 

IRGS holds monthly socials at the Indian River State College Mueller Campus on alternating 1st Saturday or 1st Friday of each month beginning at 11 AM. Saturday, September 3rd. Look for the Laura Riding Jackson Pole Barn outdoor gathering. 

Membership information, resources, volunteer opportunities and many areas of special interest may be found the IRGS website:

To attend register for the virtual September meeting with this link:

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