Indian River Genealogical Society offers free beginner classes

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River Genealogical Society (IRGS) is offering three-session Beginner Classes every month, for free. Instructors from IRGS, will be teaching participants how to gather and organize family information and navigate through genealogy research on the Internet.

Some websites discussed include but are not limited to:,, Heritage Quest Online and many more. Upcoming class dates are May 14, 21 and 27; June 11, 18 and 24; July 9, 16 and 22; August 13, 20 and 26.

The first and second class is held on the designated Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the third class is held on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. (this is the hands-on internet class). Classes are held in the History Meeting Room, on the 2nd floor of the IRC Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach. It is recommended that attendees participate in all three classes in order to get the full benefit.

This class is free, however, limited to 15 people per session. Please sign up early to ensure a seat. Call the Society at (772) 444-7470 to leave your name and phone number for a call back to confirm your place. There are also sign-up sheets on the IRGS table in the Genealogy Department of the Indian River County Main Library. For more information about IRGS as well as upcoming events please visit the website at or send an e-mail

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