The Genealogical Society of South Brevard

A list of all Brevard County Cemeteries, courtesy of Scott Shenton, is linked at the Cemetery Project page. 

The Genealogical Society of South Brevard provides a specialized source of materials for family historians, semi-annual beginners genealogy courses and monthly programs for those wanting to improve their research skills. The society also sponsors other activities of interest to those wishing to know more about their ancestors, and the lives they lived.

The library collection, meeting room and classroom are located in the Melbourne Library at 540 E. Fee Avenue near the downtown area. 
Our meetings are at at 10:00 every second Wednesday of the month in the Meeting Room.  The public is welcome!


October 17, 2015 -  Brevard Genealogical Society will join forces with the North Brevard and GSSB Societies to hold a Fall Seminar.  October is Family History Month, so it's only fitting that we should have something special.

Speakers:  Denise Olson and Cornelia Bush (
Venue:  Unity of Melbourne, 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne

More info and registration (<link)

The Scottish Diaspora by Cornelia Bush
Many Americans known they have Scottish ancestry, based purely on their surnames. When did their immigrant ancestor(s) arrive? Why did they leave Scotland? What may have been the political, religious or economic reasons they came to North America? What resources are most useful in researching these lines?

Evernote: A Revolution in Research Management by Denise Olson
The Evernote notes management platform has made it possible to capture, organize and access our research just about anywhere and within seconds. Evernote can eliminate the duplication of effort currently needed to maintain paper research notes. This session introduces the Evernote platform and demonstrates how to capture notes, screenshots and documents and organize them so you can pull up any piece of information within seconds.

Heraldry by Cornelia Bush
What are the origins of heraldry? What do the symbols mean? Who owns a coat of arms? What resources are most useful in researching these lines? Can anyone get a coat of arms?
Research Delivered:  An Introduction to Newsreaders by Denise Olson
Tired of subscribing to email newsletters only to find they also generate tons of spam advertisements? There's another way to have the latest news, interesting articles and even research finds delivered to your desktop, tablet or phone. It's the newsreader and it's amazing. Learn how news feeds and newsreaders allow you to create your own digital magazine with just the content you want and have that content delivered to your desktop within seconds of being published.

Oct 17,2015 TriSociety Seminar

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Upcoming programs for meetings > Programs


  • October 14, 2015 Program
    October 14, 2015 GSSB Program

    Posted Sep 20, 2015, 12:20 PM by Bob Morton
  • September 9, 2015 Program
    September 9, 2015 Program

    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 4:46 PM by Bob Morton
  • June 10, 2015 Program
    June 10, 2015 program flyer

    Posted May 19, 2015, 6:59 AM by Bob Morton
  • May 13, 2015 Program
    May 13, 2015 Program flyer

    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 10:51 AM by Bob Morton
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