The Original FLGenWeb
Project begun in 1996 & incorporated as 501(c)3 not-for-profit
in 2008, with over ten years of accumulated data contributions
site is under construction please bare with me as I begin
First I would like to
Smith who has so lovingly
been your County Coordinator until now. She has passed away and left
the torch to
me to try to keep up with your growing needs.
Hello, My name is Ray Richard and I am your temporary County
If you need help with locating anything or you would like to add
something to these pages or any other county.
Please don't hesitate to send me a email just click the contact button
above for my address.
We are currently seeking helpers so if you think you might be
interrested in working on any of our Florida Counties.
Please contact me. My email address is
Indian River has changed names several times since the early
1800's. Prior to 1820 it was known as the Territory of East
Florida. Before statehood in 1845, the county was known in
1821 as St. Johns, 1824 Mosquito, and 1844 was known as St, Lucia
County. The name changed again in 1855 to Brevard, then in
1904 became St. Lucie. It wasn't until 1925 that it's current
name was established.
Three main industries can be found in it's borders. Indian
River Citrus fruits are shipped world wide. The Atlantic
Ocean on it's eastern border draws many tourists for fun and sun
. The least known industry is the aviation manufacturing
plants for Piper and Velocity airplanes.
In addition to the beaches for sun and fun, there is a large tract
along the Atlantic coastline set aside as a sanctuary for Loggerhead
and Sea Turtles. People and turtles don't mix during the time
the turtles lay their eggs. Floridians are very protective of
the sea life understanding that it needs to be perpetuated.
Dr. Archie Carr, a professor at the University of Florida was a leader
in understanding the needs of turtles. In 1994 the Archie Carr National
Wildlife Refuge coverins the beaches from Wabasso Beach north
to Melborne Beach was dedicated in honor of his efforts
President Theodore Roosevelt in an executive order established the
first national wildlife refuge in the United States at Pelican Island,
a 3 acre island just off the coast of Orchid Island in the Indian River
Lagoon just east of Sebastian. Included along with the land
is a buffer of 2.5 additional acres of water. With the
founding of this refuge in 1903, protection was offered the egrets and
other birds whose feathers are highly prized for decorations.
This hopefully would keep these beautiful birds from
extinction. It was through the efforts of Paul Kroegel from
Germany who settled nearby and watched what whas happening.
He sailed to the island and protected the birds from
outsiders. He discovered this was one of the last Brown
Pelican rookeries in Eastern Florida.
Cities and Communities.....
is with my deepest sorrow that I inform
our long time
and leader has passed.
August 05,1943 - September 11, 2016
She was a great friend and helped many within our group
learn to create the lovely pages
find here on our sites.
She is missed greatly and will
forever live on in our hearts, minds, and on our pages.
Rest in Peace
your work is done.
Richard is our New President and State Coordinator.
Please bear with him as he quickly gathers the reins to a large
We are all sure of his abilty to lead us and help us grow.
Please stay tuned as changes are in the wind!