Genealogical Society of South Brevard County Florida
Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Genealogical Society of
South Brevard
P.O. Box 786
Melbourne, Florida
32902-0786

Our history

GSSB CHARTER
The GSSB was formed in 1974 by the "Founders" of the society after the Melbourne Public Library agreed to provide genealogical resources and library space in the Family History Room. This was a mutually beneficial arrangement which met the need for a genealogy group in the southern Brevard County area.

THE FOUNDERS
  • Lowell A. Barker
  • Marguerite P. Lee
  • Rhoda R. Burgoon
  • Margaret B. MacNeill
  • Beth H. Griswold
  • Billie P. Webb
  • Joanne G. Kirchman
  • Helen A. Wilder
GSSB ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
In 1979, the GSSB officially incorporated as a "not for profit" corporation, even though the society had actually been operating since 1974. This gave the GSSB tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The subscribers to the Articles of Incorporation who executed this document were:
  • Arthur T. Green
  • Margaret B. MacNeill
  • Beth H. Griswold
  • Merrill P. Moore
FIRST GSSB OFFICERS
Until the first election or appointment of officers could occur under the new articles, the following members were appointed to serve as officers:
  • President: Virgil G. Miller
  • Vice Pres.: Zada A. Hunter
  • Secretary: Arthur T. Green
  • Treasurer: Billie P. Webb
FIRST BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Articles of Incorporation additionally established the first board of directors, comprised of the "Founders" and the following elected members:
  • Archie J. Adkins- Melb. Village
  • David L. Elliott- Satellite Beach
  • Jane G. Elliott- Satellite Beach
  • Arthur T. Green- Melbourne
  • Miriam K. Hicks- Eau Gallie
  • Zada A. Hunter- Indialantic
  • Virgil G. Miller- Melbourne
  • Merrill P. Moore- Palm Bay