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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Saturday, July 1 through Thursday, August 31
SUMMER BREAK - No Scheduled GSSB or FCHS meetings or programs in July or Aug.  (GSSB)
July - August Summer Research Break.
Both the GSSB and the FCHS will not hold meetings or programs during these two summer months.  The research break is our standard schedule and we encourage all members to continue their family history search and genealogy projects.  Best wishes and good luck with your research!
 



Basic Geneaology Course (GSSB)
Wednesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 18
Basic Geneaology Course (GSSB)  (GSSB)
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Basic Genealogy Course suitable for beginners to Family History Research Techniques. The class is an evening class at the Melbourne Public Library.  The fee is $35 for the entire course, which includes materials and an annual membership to the GSSB.  It meets each week on Wednesday at the libary.  Register by contacting the instructor Marian Harrison (email:  mar59inm@aol.com).  Students can register at first class but availability can not be guaranteed.  There is usually a 8 to 12 student limit.


Florida... The 14th Colony (With Dr. Roger Smith)
Wednesday, September 13
Florida... The 14th Colony (With Dr. Roger Smith)  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
This is the second program that Dr. Smith has offered the GSSB. You may recall what a great presentation he has provided in the past.  Dr. Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree in history in 2006, a Masters Degree in American History in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Early American History and Atlantic World Studies, with a certificate of scholarship in Museum Studies, in 2011 – all from the University of Florida. His work on the American Revolution in the South has received the Aschoff Fellowship Dissertation Award and the Jack and Celia Proctor Award in Southern History.


French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Monday, September 18
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Moving
Many of us genealogists have been surprised by how frequently some of our ancestors moved.  Let’s discuss this, and ask ourselves,  Why?
 



Monday, October 16
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Let’s discuss DNA.
 


Wednesday, October 25
Intermediate Genealogy Class - #3 (Tentative: Citations and Citing Sources)  (GSSB)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Mid-level to advanced research techniques course. Third of a four class course for 2017. Curriculum details will be provided at time of class. Tentative topic planned:  citations and citing sources.  Prior class is not a pre-requisite except student will benefit from possessing knowledge and experience beyond beginner level family history research.  $10 fee to cover supplies.  Instructor: Marian Harrison (email: mar59inm@aol.com).  Laptops & tablets ok to bring.  This class limited to 12 students. 



Wednesday, November 1
Intermediate Genealogy Class - #4 (Tentative: Genealogical Proof Standards)  (GSSB)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Mid-level to advanced research techniques course. Fourth in a four class course series for 2017. Curriculum details will be provided at time of class. Tentative topic planned:  genealogical proof standards. Prior class is not a pre-requisite except student will benefit from possessing knowledge and experience beyond beginner level family history research. $10 fee to cover supplies. Instructor:  Marian Harrison (email: mar59inm@aol.com).  Laptops & tablets ok to bring. Class size is only limited by number of seats available.     


Monday, November 20
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Stories
Tell a story about one of your ancestors.  OR  Bad decisions make good stories!
 
 



Wednesday, December 13
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
Please join GSSB for our Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017.
F&CHS does not have a separate meeting in December and will join the larger society in celebrating the holiday season on Dec. 13.  



Saturday, February 17, 2018
Valentine Seminar  (Area Events)
8:00 am
Mcavy Hall, Vero Beach, FL
Valentine Seminar: 
Rick and Pam Sayer, a husband and wife team, will be the speakers.
 
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, are professional researchers, educators, authors, and lecturers who specialize in records in the Washington, DC area, Missouri, western Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Both develop, coordinate, and teach courses for university-affiliated programs in genealogy, and they lecture regularly at national and regional genealogy conferences across the United States. Currently residents of Utah, Pam is a fifth-generation Missourian by birth and New Mexican by upbringing, and Rick was born and educated in Colorado before living throughout the world for thirty-one years of an Army career.