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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The Genealogical Society of South Brevard (GSSB) provides resources, programs and materials for family historians. Explore our website by clicking the menu at left for all the options available. ​For questions or assistance email us at   

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Melbourne Public Library
Temporary Closure for Renovation
Closure Dates:  Monday 9/24/2018 through Sunday 10/7/2018
The Melbourne Public Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from Mon., Sept. 24, 2018 through Sun., Oct. 7, 2018.  The renovation will affect the GSSB library Resource Room and the Fall Basic Genealogy course. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but we look forward to the library updates and getting back to our normal schedule after the work is completed.   
GSSB Resource Room Closed:  The GSSB Family History Room will be closed during the renovation. Users should make alternate schedule arrangements to use the Resource Room before or after these dates.
Fall Basic Genealogy Course Cancelled:  Fall Basic Genealogy classes will be cancelled due to interruption in the scheduled course dates originally planned to begin Wed., Sept. 5, 2018.  
The next full Basic Genealogy course will start January 9, 2019, at the Melbourne Public Library, 1:30pm to 3:30pm for seven consecutive Wednesdays.  For further information or to register for January, contact Marian Harrison at (321) 953-8373, or email her at
We do not anticipate the renovation to affect our other scheduled programs. They are being offered as currently planned. If this changes we will post a notice as soon as we become aware of any change. As always, if you have other questions or need assistance, feel free to email at

Melbourne Public Library; 540 E. Fee Ave. (9:30am - 11:45am)
On September 12, 2018, the Genealogical Society of South Brevard is sponsoring the program titled “Tour of Online European Archives” at our monthly meeting. As always, it is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Miles Meyer, the director of the Family History Center in Vero Beach. Europe is leading the way by putting many of their archives online. These archives provide an important resource for those researching their European ancestry.
This GSSB program will discuss how to find various regional and national archives and the steps needed to find those records that are most important to your research. The focus will be on central European archives; France, Germany, etc. and the larger archives such as the Europeana website.
The French & Canadian Heritage Society is sponsoring "What To Include In Your Obituary" on September 17, 2018 at the monthly meeting of the FCHS. The program will include a discussion about how you might want your own obituary to read. Think about your autobiography and life story.  What would you include?  What might you exclude?  What would you like future generations to know about you? 

Melbourne Public Library; 540 E. Fee Ave. (9:30am - 11:45am)
The GSSB will be offering programs in October that may give you a boost in your enthusiasm about Genealogy and information that may help you improvie your skills in various areas of special interests.
GSSB: On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the GSSB will offer a monthly program entitled GIGS: The Advantages of Establishing & Joining a Genealogy Interest Group. This program will be presented by Mary Foxworthy, Diane Macgowan & Donna Nightingale. Special interest groups are wide ranging where members can work on specific areas of interest with other like-minded members. They can range from DNA and Regional genealogy to types of heritage or even a genealogy special activity. Come join us for this enlightening presentation and find out how you might benefit from being involved in a Genealogy Interest Group. 
FCHS: On Monday, October 15, 2018, the French & Canadian Heritage Society will offer a program titled Let's Discuss DNA Again at their monthly meeting. This guided program will revisit the topic of DNA and review member specific information that people may have learned about DNA. The discussion will include reviewing what people have learned to help answer lingering questions about using DNA as a research tool. 

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Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 786, Melbourne, FL  32902-0786
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GSSB Family History Room - Genealogy Library
Melbourne, FL - Brevard Public Library
540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL  32902