Genealogical Society of South Brevard County Florida
Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Genealogical Society of
South Brevard
P.O. Box 786
Melbourne, Florida

About GSSB

2016 Valentine Seminar, Vero Beach, FLFormed in 1974, the Geneaological Society of South Brevard (GSSB)  helps people with their genealogy and ancestral history efforts by providing literary, educational, and research opportunities and resources to our members and the public. Learn more about benefits of membership.

Operating Year: January - December 2017

President: Mrs. Diane Young
Vice-President: Mrs. Janice Moore
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Joyce Riley
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Susan van Vonno
Treasurer: Mrs. Paula Davis
Board Members
Bulletin/Contact Us: Mr. Stan Barber
French & Canadian SIG: Mrs. Anne Trabold
Library Operations: Mr. James Sheldon
Library Operations : Ms. Bonnie Zimmer
Library Development: Mrs. Lucy Gunthorpe
Membership: Mrs. Deborah Plaag
Programs/Education: Mrs. Marian Harrison
Programs/Education/Membership: Vacant
Publicity: Mr. Doug Burnett
Sp. Projects/Lib. Vol. Coord: Ms. Lisa Crawford-McRoberts
Webmaster: Mr. Bob Morton
Interim Web Team: Mr. Stan Barber
Interim Webmaster: Mrs. Lisa McCown
Lib. Vol. Coord/Lookups: Vacant
Along with access to regional records, the GSSB owns and operates an extensive genealogy research library in the Melbourne Public Library, where we provide monthly educational programs, workshops, seminars, and research classes. The French & Canadian Heritage Society also operates under the GSSB as a Special Interest Group. Please consider becoming a member of the GSSB. 
The GSSB is committed to making available a variety of services and support to the community and to anyone interested in the study, discovery, and documentation of family history, lineage, and ancestry. There are many benefits to membership and we invite you to become a member of the GSSB to better enjoy our services.
GSSB is a "Not for Profit" organization, 501(c)(3).

Our Mission

The Genealogical Society of South Brevard is organized exclusively for the purposes of literary and educational work in the field of genealogy and related fields.  The purpose and objectives of the Society are:
  • To promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the scientific study of genealogy.
  • To assist members and non-members in educational programs and workshops in genealogy and family history.
  • To stimulate an interest in genealogy in young people and to encourage them to start keeping personal and family history records.
  • To provide for exchange of information among members.
  • To enhance and expand the genealogical section of the Fee Avenue Melbourne Public Library for so long as the Library is able and willing to take effective steps to protect while making those materials available to the general public.
  • To record and maintain copies of family information from Bibles, ledgers, and other family records.
  • To prevent duplication of effort.
  • To encourage the indexing and maintaining of all genealogical publications.
  • To encourage acceptable genealogical standards