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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The Genealogical Society of South Brevard (GSSB) is here for you!  We provide materials for family historians,  beginners genealogy courses, frequent Tid Bits in emails, a Bulletin, and monthly programs for those wanting to improve their research skills.  A very active Special Interest Group focusing on French and Canadian ancestry operates under the banner of GSSB as the French and Canadian Heritage Society.  GSSB sponsors many activities for those wanting to know more about their ancestors and the lives they lived.
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The society's genealogy library, meeting room, and classroom are located in the Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, near the downtown area of Melbourne.  Meetings are at 10am, the second Wednesday of every month (except July-August) in the library Meeting Room (first room on right inside front door).  Come at 0930 for some snacks, drinks, and meet the wonderful people ( I'm biased! ) in our group. 
Please explore our website and do come see us at our next meeting!    Schedule in Right Hand Column >>>>>

Info You Can Use

National rchives Immigration Records

Immigration (Ship Passenger Lists)

The National Archives has immigration records, also known as "ship passenger arrival records," for arrivals to the United States between 1820 and 1982. Records are arranged by Port of Arrival. (Pre-1820 records may be on file at the port of entry or at the state archives in the state where the port is located.)

Immigration records may provide genealogists with information such as:

  • one's nationality, place of birth
  • ship name and date of entry to the United States
  • age, height, eye and hair color
  • profession
  • place of last residence
  • name and address of relatives they are joining in the U.S.
  • amount of money they are carrying, etc.

Read more about Immigration Records

August 10
No meeting in July or August
August 15
How to Organize Your Photos For a Digitizing Project (BGS)
Vera Zimmerman. 
August 22
GSSB Board Meeting
September 14
How to use your new web site (GSSB)
September 14
Basic Geneaology Course (GSSB)
Basic Genealogy Course (<<link)