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
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Winter Basic Genealogy Course
Wednesday, January 9 through Wednesday, February 20
Winter Basic Genealogy Course  (GSSB)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Genealogy 101 Winter Course: A seven week introduction to genealogy offered to anyone seeking to learn more about family history and genealogy research. The instructor is Marian Harrison. The seven classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. The curriculum covers several topics and research information for participants such as internet use, free versus pay websites, personal histories, photography, census, military records, land records, wills, birth and death records, etc. This is a wonderful beginning for anyone with an interest in genealgy that needs a place to start learning. There is a nominal cost of $35 for the entire seven week course, which includes all materials plus an annual membership to the Genealogical Society of South Brevard. The membership will include several benefits such as publications and full access to the GSSB website. Participants may pre-register by contacting Marian by email or on the first day of class. Email Marian Harrison at utterrel@gmail.com for more details or if you have questions.
 



2019 Annual Valentine's Seminar
Saturday, February 16
2019 Annual Valentine's Seminar  (GSSB)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, McAfee Hall, 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL
GSSB is co-sponsoring the 2019 Annual Valentine's Seminar on February 16, 2019 beginning at 9:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, McAfee Hall, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach, Florida.  The Seminar will run from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. There are two speakers this year, Diahan Southard and Lisa Alzo.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
 
 


Feb Program - What Book or Collection Helped You Most?
Monday, February 18
Feb Program - What Book or Collection Helped You Most?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
FCHS Program for February will be "What book or collection helped you most in your family research?" This discussion group will focus on sharing the possible resources that researchers have found that might be useful to others. 
 
 



March Program -
Wednesday, March 13
March Program - "Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist"  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB's March program "Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist" will be presented by Annette Burke Lyttle. Ms. Lyttle is a full-time genealogist and family historian. She presents on a variety of genealogical topics at national, state, and local levels. She has a master’s degree in English from the Univ. of MI and bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern IL Univ. She has taught research, analysis, and writing at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs.
 


March Program - Which Ancestor Can You Reliably Trace Farthest In Time
Monday, March 18
March Program - Which Ancestor Can You Reliably Trace Farthest In Time  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
French & Canadian Heritage Society will host a discussion about which of our various ancestors we can reliably trace back the farthest in time. 
 
 


GSSB 45th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, March 23
GSSB 45th Anniversary Open House  (GSSB)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
OPEN HOUSE - The Genealogical Society of South Brevard will hold an an all day public Open House to celebrate another milestone of serving our members and the public with genealogy services and activities. Formed in 1974, we will celebrate 45 years on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Melbourne Public Library on Fee Avenue. The open house will be from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. so mark your calendar and come celebrate with us.
          There will be snacks and coffee for attendees and several activities, with volunteers available to speak with visitors about family history and talk about the many benefits of membership in the GSSB, including our monthly programs and special seminars and workshops sponsored by the GSSB. Research supplies will be available to hand out along with possible assistance completing special lookup requests. There will be a number of displays and interesting examples of the work of the members of the society.
          Attendees can take a guided tour of the GSSB Family History Resource Room within the library and obtain information about special resources accessible there. They will also learn how our volunteers assist researchers when they visit the library.  
 
 



Wednesday, April 10
April Program - Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 


Saturday, April 13
2019 Indian River Genealogy Conference (IRGS)  (Area Events)
9:30 am
3980 12th Street, Vero Beach, Florida
The IRGS and the Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, Vero Beach,  will sponsor their third annual Indian River Genealogy Conference. This free one-day event will offer a wide range of speakers with topics to appeal to beginning to advanced genealogists and family historians. More details will be posted as they become available from IRGS.


Monday, April 15
April Program - Pending  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
FCHS Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 



Wednesday, May 8
May Program - Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 


Monday, May 20
May Program - Pending  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
FCHS Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 



Wednesday, June 12
June Program - Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 


Monday, June 17
June Program - Pending  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
FCHS Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 



Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 31
July - August 2019 SUMMER BREAK  (GSSB)
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
SUMMER RESEARCH BREAK. There are no scheduled programs or activities for GSSB or FCHS during the annual July - August, 2019 research break.
 



Wednesday, September 4 through Wednesday, October 16
Fall Basic Genealogy Course  (GSSB)
6:30 pm to 7:34 pm
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Genealogy 101 Fall Course: A seven week introduction to genealogy offered to anyone seeking to learn more about family history and genealogy research. The instructor is Marian Harrison. The seven classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays (evenings). The curriculum covers several topics and research information for participants such as internet use, free versus pay websites, personal histories, photography, census, military records, land records, wills, birth and death records, etc. This is a wonderful beginning for anyone with an interest in genealgy that needs a place to start learning. There is a nominal cost of $35 for the entire seven week course, which includes all materials plus an annual membership to the Genealogical Society of South Brevard. The membership will include several benefits such as publications and full access to the GSSB website. Participants may pre-register by contacting Marian by email or on the first day of class. Email Marian Harrison at utterrel@gmail.com for more details or if you have questions.
 


Wednesday, September 11
Sept Program - Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 


Monday, September 16
Sept. Program - Pending  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
FCHS Program announcement will be made shortly once plans are finalized.
 
 



Saturday, October 12
Intermediate Research Class  (GSSB)
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
GSSB Intermediate Genealogy Course. Instructor Marian Harrison will teach an intermediate class for those who have some prior experience and knowledge of family history research and would like to begin to enhance this beyond the beginner course level. Course topics and times are pending and will be announced here once confirmed.  
Email Marian:  utterrel@gmail.com