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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(GSSB) Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census
Wednesday, April 12
(GSSB) Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
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 include vital records, probate records, land records, military records, and civil and criminal court records.   Records that involve the dower rights of a wife are a surprisingly rich source of information for establishing generational links.  The presentation includes numerous examples from actual records to illustrate the types of information each record group contains as well as how to use that information to establish family relationships.


French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Monday, April 17
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Names
What “dit” names we have and how they have made our search for ancestors easier OR harder?



(GSSB) Irish Research: Seeking Your Irish Ancestors Before and After the Famine
Wednesday, May 10
(GSSB) Irish Research: Seeking Your Irish Ancestors Before and After the Famine  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
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 including Internet, Irish research and computer topics locally and at national conferences and institutes.  


French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting
Monday, May 15
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
“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 such a person, we need a plan.
 



Wednesday, June 14
(GSSB) When the Underground Railroad Ran South: Spanish Florida as a Refuge for Escaped Slaves  (GSSB)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
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. He is a member of Florida Living History, Inc. and performs reenactments of living history in St. Augustine and other "Spanish Garrison Towns" in Florida. Andrew lives locally and will be presenting on how slaves left slave states for the protections of Spanish Florida.
 


Monday, June 19
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Traveling
Doing your homework.  Planning your research before you travel.
 



Saturday, July 1 through Thursday, August 31
SUMMER BREAK - No Scheduled GSSB or FCHS meetings or programs in July or Aug.  (GSSB)
July - August Summer Research Break.
Both the GSSB and the FCHS will not hold meetings or programs during these two summer months.  The research break is our standard schedule and we encourage all members to continue their family history search and genealogy projects.  Best wishes and good luck with your research!
 



Wednesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 18
Basic Geneaology Course (GSSB)  (GSSB)
6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Basic Genealogy Course suitable for beginners to Family History Research Techniques. The class is an evening class 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.


Monday, September 18
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Moving
Many of us genealogists have been surprised by how frequently some of our ancestors moved.  Let’s discuss this, and ask ourselves,  Why?
 



Monday, October 16
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Let’s discuss DNA.
 


Wednesday, October 25
Intermediate Genealogy Class - #3 (Tentative: Citations and Citing Sources)  (GSSB)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Mid-level to advanced research techniques course. Third of a four class course for 2017. Curriculum details will be provided at time of class. Tentative topic planned:  citations and citing sources.  Prior class is not a pre-requisite except student will benefit from possessing knowledge and experience beyond beginner level family history research.  $10 fee to cover supplies.  Instructor: Marian Harrison (email: mar59inm@aol.com).  Laptops & tablets ok to bring.  This class limited to 12 students. 



Wednesday, November 1
Intermediate Genealogy Class - #4 (Tentative: Genealogical Proof Standards)  (GSSB)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Mid-level to advanced research techniques course. Fourth in a four class course series for 2017. Curriculum details will be provided at time of class. Tentative topic planned:  genealogical proof standards. Prior class is not a pre-requisite except student will benefit from possessing knowledge and experience beyond beginner level family history research. $10 fee to cover supplies. Instructor:  Marian Harrison (email: mar59inm@aol.com).  Laptops & tablets ok to bring. Class size is only limited by number of seats available.     


Monday, November 20
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
9:30 am to 11:45 am
Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL
Stories
Tell a story about one of your ancestors.  OR  Bad decisions make good stories!
 
 



Wednesday, December 13
French & Canadian Heritage Society Meeting  (French & Canadian Heritage)
Please join GSSB for our Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017.
F&CHS does not have a separate meeting in December and will join the larger society in celebrating the holiday season on Dec. 13.