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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MELBOURNE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSURE
(last updated: 15 June 2020)
Now that extensive library sanitation efforts have been completed, the Melbourne Public Library has re-opened and is now fully operational with several safety precautions in place. These include attendee limitations for meeting rooms and avoiding larger gatherings for the remainder of 2020. They will later assess whether the limitations will go into 2021. The society will not be able to hold regular monthly meetings or programs through this period because our groups are typically larger than the limits set. We will continue to monitor restrictions throughout the remainder of the year and continue providing online programs and video meetings for members.
The GSSB Research Library located in the Family History Room at the Melbourne Public Library has been sanitized and cloth chairs removed. We have reopened for genealogical research. Our computers and subscription sites are again also available for use in the Family History Room. We are requiring patrons to adhere to social distancing expectations when using the library and encouraging the wearing of cloth face coverings. For further updates for the Melbourne Public Library, click on the link below. We will also continue to provide updates in this space. Thank you for your support.
2020 FALL MEETINGS
Virtual Internet Meetings and Webinars
Will Replace Scheduled Meetings Following Summer Break
(last updated: 15 June 2020)
NOTICE: Due to ongoing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health and safety of our members, the public, and their families, the general meeting scheduled for 2020 at the Melbourne Public Library are cancelled. This will include similarly scheduled GSSB Special Interest Group meetings unless otherwise announced to these groups.
Members will be provided periodic emails and notices about changes and program information updates.
OCTOBER 2020 WEBINAR WITH CATHY MCARTHUR:
Cathy McArthur gave a webinar on Oct. 14th to members of the GSSB for the monthly program. She follows two case studies to give a DNA presentation on how to use genetic genealogy to find a biological family member. The program is designed to help locate adoptee families but will help with overall DNA research methods. Her presentation can be viewed on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/lyufjv-LRY8
2019 Third Annual GSSB Yearbook
The GSSB has published the third annual issue of the "GSSB Yearbook: A Look Back" to document the work of the Society over the last year. 2019 was an active year and this publication will demonstrate much of what happened and the efforts and news related to the work we undertook to promote family history. Members can log in and find the new summary under "GSSB Archives."
We hope to continue this each year to give an overview of our activities, accomplishments and news related to the Society. It should also act as a quick reference guide if looking back at the past year. If you are already logged in and want to take a look, click this link.
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Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 786, Melbourne, FL 32902-0786
GSSB Family History Room - Genealogy Library
Melbourne, FL - Brevard Public Library
540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32902
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