RGS on going paperless with Melissa Johnson 

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Join Board certified genealogist Melissa Johnson for the Indian River Genealogical Society’s, January public program, Going Paperless and learn how using technology can help you become a better organized genealogist. The virtual program is free and open to the public with the link beginning at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 10. 

Melissa Johnson’s fascination with the genealogical resources of Newark, New Jersey, is hardly surprising: She is the first Johnson in her line not to have been born in Newark since 1666.

A descendant of many of New Jersey’s first settlers, including those from Newark and Elizabethtown, she has documented her family’s immigration into America from the 1500s on her father’s side all the way through to the 20th century on her mother’s side. She became interested in genealogy when she was about nine years old after her Johnson grandfather showed an interest. She never looked back and, today, Melissa Johnson is one of the newest—and one of the youngest—Board-certified genealogists.

Advances in technology make going digital easier than ever as Johnson will share. Learn how to use various electronic devices, as well as mobile apps, tagging and metadata to digitize your existing files.

The IRGS monthly programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 11AM. and are free and open to genealogists of all ages. The link for the January
program: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlf-6qpzMsHNZkGoaquhkGcW5I7ELAA8oW

IRGS holds monthly socials at the Indian River State College Mueller Campus on alternating 1st Saturday or 1st Friday of each month and are free and open to the public. The next social will be held on Saturday, January 7. 

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

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