INDIAN RIVER COUNTY FILES AND INDEXES
ALL ITEMS ARE LOCATED IN THE ARCHIVE CENTER & GENEALOGY DEPARTMENT
OF THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY, VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
For many years, the library has been very fortunate to have volunteers indexing a variety of materials that are located in our collection.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED INDEX OUR LOCAL HISTORY
All PDF files below are searchable by any keyword. However, if the original is obscurred, or has markings on it the words may not be found. Do not assume the name or subject does not exist. You may need to browse the list.
1886 Florida Gazetteer which includes a directory of all towns in Florida. This is just for the towns in Indian River County
1905 Petition by citizens of present-day Indian River County to the Board of County commissioners of St. Lucie County.
1908 Removal of names from the "Registration Books" (assumed to be voters) who have died or left the county.
1914 List of Registered Voters of St. Lucie County, specific to towns in Indian River County
1916 Business Directory in order by business/occupation. This was most likely printed in one of the St. Lucie County newspapers
1925 Fort Pierce City Directory - This is a photocopy of all present day towns of Indian River County only.
1927 Vero Beach City Directory - Includes business directory, churches, hotels, index to advertising, historical information on each town in the county, alphabetical index of Vero Beach families, street directory, Fellsmere index of residents (p.159-162), Sebastian index of residents (p.162-164), Roseland index of residents (p.164-164), Gifford index of residents (p.165-166), Wabasso index of residents (p.166-168), Winter Beach index of residents (p.168-169)
1931-1932 Southern Bell Telephone Directory. Ends in "S" - pages missing
1940 Census Index (PDF searchable) - Indexed by Ronald Di Ninni
1956 Telephone Directory of Vero Beach, Sebastian, Melbourne. Also includes Fort Pierce. Since this was published January, this would be all residents from 1955. Donated by J. J. Wilson. Scanned at the library April 2014. This is a large file and will download slowly.
2002-2008 Births listed in the Vero Beach Press Journal
2002-2008 Weddings listed in the Vero Beach Press Journal
FINDING AIDS to local history collections. This is an ongoing inventory of materials. All files are accessible onsite.
Index to 32,000+ photographs printed in newspapers, serials, and other types of news media. Most all locations are in the vertical files located in the Archive Center. Indexed by volunteeer Marcia Eyberse
Indian River County Families - A listing of all families and individuals that exist in a vertical file located in the Archive Center. Pioneers (pre 1925) are in bold. Some of the files have a "see" file meaning the family is in a different location. Most of the work was done by volunteer Jan Gay.
Indian River Pictorial - started in 1988 and ends 1991
Maps of Florida and Indian River County (all towns and cities)
Obituary Index - ca 1912-present
Surname Index to Indian River County City Directories Florida Gazetteers & Business Directories - Index to directories from 1885-1932 for Indian River County that include Webb's Historical, Industrial & Biographical Florida, The South Publishing Company's Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Elliott's Florida Encyclopedia or Pocket Directory, and many more.
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