IRGS October 11 virtual public program

news release

Join the Indian River Genealogical Society’s October virtual program with genealogist and educator Keira Murphy on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 beginning at 11 AM. on the topic of “Dotting the “I”: The Importance of Intentional Intergenerational Inquiry.” 

In celebration of Family History Month the Indian River Genealogical Society, IRGS will offer complimentary access to monthly programs and socials for the remainder of 2022 and is your opportunity to get a jump start on your own family history. 

October speaker Keira Murphy is the founder of Jumpstart Genealogy, a resource dedicated to researching and preserving family histories with an emphasis on new ways to engage the next generation of genealogists. Murphy, the former Head of Saint Edward’s Middle School, Vero Beach continues to share her passion for education by integrating genealogy-based curriculum into schools or homeschool programs.

Murphy believes that learning genealogy research skills is integral to learning all history and can be adapted for all ages, as well as a variety of academic disciplines. 

Originally founded in 2017 to support teachers and schools looking for innovative ways to integrate genealogy concepts in the classroom, the company’s mission has expanded to educating everyone, regardless of age, who is interested in learning about their family history. 

We support those who wish to become members of a genealogy-based historical society, assist those with analyzing DNA results to help find an unknown person, and collaborate with legacy consultants to provide families answers to their questions regarding familial wealth. Visit to learn more. 

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. Free and open to the public, the next social will be held Friday, October 7 beginning at 11 AM. 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:

Comment - Please use your first and last name. Comments of up to 350 words are welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s