Genealogical Society of South Brevard County Florida
Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Genealogical Society of
South Brevard
P.O. Box 786
Melbourne, Florida


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Welcome To The GSSB!

Welcome to the Genealogical Society of South Brevard (GSSB).  We provide resources, programs and materials for family historians.
The society's genealogy library, meeting room, and classroom are at the Brevard Public Library, located in Melbourne, Florida (540 E. Fee Avenue), near the downtown area. 
Meetings are at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of every month (except July-August). The Meeting Room is the first room on right inside the library's main entrance.  Come at 9:30 for some snacks, drinks, and meet the wonderful folks in our group. Our monthly meetings and programs are open to the public, but we encourage becoming a member to take full advantage of what the society offers.  
You will also benefit from such things as beginner genealogy courses, frequent email Tid-Bits, a quarterly Bulletin, monthly programs, and workshops for those wanting to improve their research skills. We sponsor an active French & Canadian Heritage Society, which meets monthly. The GSSB offers activities for those wanting to know more about their ancestors and the lives they lived. We have a diverse genealogy library with a searchable online catalog on our website. 
Please explore our website and do come see us at our next meeting! If you have questions or need assistance feel free to email us at 

March 1
Intermediate Genealogy Class - 2 of 2
Mid-level to advanced research techniques course. Second of a two class course. Curriculum details will be provided at time of class. First class is not a pre-requisite except student will benefit from possessing knowledge and experience beyond beginner level family history ...
March 8
(GSSB) Women of the American Revolution: Lost Voices of America’s First Generation
In honor of Women's History Month, Dr. Roger Smith will present a program in honor of the women of the American Revolution. His presentation is about some of the most amazing, yet little-known, participants in the American Revolution, gathered from ...
March 20
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Women's History Month March is National Women’s History Month.  Which women shaped your life story?  OR, Which female ancestor had the most impact on your family’s history?      
April 12
(GSSB) Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census
Kathy and Clyde Stickney will give a presentation on the difficulties in inferring generational relationships from the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses and then explores numerous types of records that the researcher might consult to establish such relationships.  Record groups ...
April 17
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Names What “dit” names we have and how they have made our search for ancestors easier OR harder?