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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Basic Geneaology Course - Winter Course
Wednesday, January 10 through Wednesday, February 21
Basic Geneaology Course - Winter Course  (Training)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Basic Genealogy Course suitable for beginners to Family History Research Techniques. The class is held 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.


FCHS: How Has Your Ancestry Affected How You Celebrate Holidays
Monday, January 22
FCHS: How Has Your Ancestry Affected How You Celebrate Holidays  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Monthly FCHS meeting and program.  A panel discussion on how your ancestry may have affected how you celebrate your holidays. 


Ancestry.com
Sunday, January 28
Ancestry.com "Genealogy Interest Group" workshop  (GSSB)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
The workshop will focus on tricks and traps of Ancestry.com. Laptops or tablet ok so you can access the library’s FREE Ancestry.com. GSSB Member Michael Cregan will lead the discussion. He is knowledgeable about Ancestry with many tips to make your search more productive. If you have specific areas you would like help with email Michael at michael@creganancestry.com prior to the workshop. This is the first G.I.G. from GSSB. We plan to put together a list of people needing help in certain areas to address similar needs. Each GIG from this will have a coordinator, attendees can determine their own meeting times & place. For more info email Deb Plaag dplaag@gmail.com.



February 2018 Meeting and Program
Wednesday, February 14
February 2018 Meeting and Program  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Monthly Meeting and Program.  Panel Discussion: Social Media as a Genealogical Resource.  The discussion will center on how to utilize various types of social media to search for information on ancestors. Social time begins 9:30am, meeting and program at 10:00am.   


Valentine Seminar
Saturday, February 17
Valentine Seminar  (Area Events)
8:00 am
Mcavy Hall, Vero Beach, FL
2018 ANNUAL VALENTINE SEMINAR
PRESENTERS:  Rick and Pam Sayer, husband & wife team.
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and Richard G. (Rick) Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, are professional researchers, educators, authors, and lecturers specializing in records in the Washington, DC area, Missouri, western Penn., and Ohio. Both develop, coordinate, and teach courses for university-affiliated programs in genealogy. For more information go to Indian River Genealogical Society
Click below for the registration form:


February FCHS: Got Resources To Share?
Monday, February 19
February FCHS: Got Resources To Share?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Monthly FCHS meeting and program.  Resources for research.



DNA and Genealogy with Diahan Southard
Wednesday, March 14
DNA and Genealogy with Diahan Southard  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Monthly meeting and program.  Diahan Southard will present DNA basics and benefits of DNA in your genealogy. Her program will enhance your knowledge of how DNA is used and provide information on the various testing options related to genealogical research. She will also present a similar DNA topic to the Indian River Genealogical Society the day before this presentation.


March Program:  Why Did Your Ancestors Migrate to the New World?
Monday, March 19
March Program: Why Did Your Ancestors Migrate to the New World?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
A group discussion on why your ancestors migrated to the new world or rather why you think they migrated. We will learn there are numerous possible reasons, often multiple converging reasons that would lead your ancestors to leave their homelands.   



Florida...The 14th Colony – The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret (With Dr. Roger Smith)
Wednesday, April 11
Florida...The 14th Colony – The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret (With Dr. Roger Smith)  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Dr. Roger Smith discusses the role played by East Florida in the American Revolution. He presents information on George Washington's letters about St. Augustine. How Washington would ask for, and receive, authorization to launch five invasions into East Florida.  These were not simply border skirmishes, but would pit Continental Army regulars from several southern colonies against British regulars in each effort. This is perhaps our state’s most unique and overlooked story in its 500-year history.  Attend this presentation and get the full story!


Monday, April 16
April Program: People In Your Ancestry You'd Love to Strangle  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Discussion about which of your ancestors frustrate you the most and why.  



Wednesday, May 9
May GSSB Program Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Pending


Monday, May 21
May Program: 5 facts you didn't know about your family before researching?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
A sharing discussion about interesting facts you've discovered during your family history research. Pick five facts to highlight during the discussion. 



Wednesday, June 13
June GSSB Program Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Pending


Monday, June 18
June Program: British Home Children in your ancestry?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
A group discussion about "British Home Children." Who they are and whether you may have any of them in your ancestry.  



Wednesday, September 12
Sept GSSB Program Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Pending  


Monday, September 17
Sept Program: What To Include In Your Obit?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
A discussion about how you might want your own obituary to read.  Think about your own autobiography and life story.  What would you include?  What might you exclude?  



Wednesday, October 10
Oct GSSB Program Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Pending


Monday, October 15
Oct Program: Let’s discuss DNA Again  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
We will revisit the topic of DNA and review the information members may have learned about it and continue to answer some of the lingering questions about using DNA as a research tool.



Wednesday, November 14
Nov GSSB Program Pending  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Pending


Monday, November 19
Nov Program: Which Ancestor Would You Invite to Thanksgiving dinner?  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Discussion about which ancestor you would invite to Thanksgiving Dinner and what might you want to ask them if they were there. 



Wednesday, December 12
DEC Holiday Program - Joint Christmas Celebration with GSSB & FCHS  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Public Library Conference Room, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Christmas Celebration Program.  GSSB and FCHS will combine in December for the holiday celebration program.