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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Welcome To The GSSB!

Welcome to the Genealogical Society of South Brevard (GSSB).  We provide resources, programs and materials for family historians.
The society's genealogy library, meeting room, and classroom are at the Brevard Public Library, located in Melbourne, Florida (540 E. Fee Avenue), near the downtown area. 
Meetings are at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of every month (except July-August). The Meeting Room is the first room on right inside the library's main entrance.  Come at 9:30 for some snacks, drinks, and meet the wonderful folks in our group. Our monthly meetings and programs are open to the public, but we encourage becoming a member to take full advantage of what the society offers.  
You will also benefit from such things as beginner genealogy courses, frequent email Tid-Bits, a quarterly Bulletin, monthly programs, and workshops for those wanting to improve their research skills. We sponsor an active French & Canadian Heritage Society, which meets monthly. The GSSB offers activities for those wanting to know more about their ancestors and the lives they lived. We have a diverse genealogy library with a searchable online catalog on our website. 
Please explore our website and do come see us at our next meeting! If you have questions or need assistance feel free to email us at 

April 12
(GSSB) Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census
Kathy and Clyde Stickney will give a presentation on the difficulties in inferring generational relationships from the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses and then explores numerous types of records that the researcher might consult to establish such relationships.  Record groups ...
April 17
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Names What “dit” names we have and how they have made our search for ancestors easier OR harder?
May 10
(GSSB) Irish Research: Seeking Your Irish Ancestors Before and After the Famine
Donna Moughty will present a program on Irish Research. Donna Moughty is a Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, and has been conducting family research for over 20 years.  She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects ...
May 15
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
“You Can’t Take It With You.”  Many of us do not have a designated person to take over our research and all of our family history content, both physical and digital.  Even if we are lucky enough to have ...
June 14
(GSSB) When the Underground Railroad Ran South: Spanish Florida as a Refuge for Escaped Slaves
Andrew Batten will present a program on the little known Underground Railroad which ran south into Florida, and how escaped slaves looked to Spanish Florida as a refuge from slavery.  Andrew Batten attended college at Gettysburg College where he studied history. ...