Genealogical Society of South Brevard County Florida
Genealogical Society of South Brevard
Genealogical Society of
South Brevard
P.O. Box 786
Melbourne, Florida
GSSB - Serving Florida's Southern Brevard Space Coast since 1974
There is still time to donate to our 50th-anniversary publication. The deadline to receive acknowledgment of your donation in the book is July 31, 2024. Donations will still be accepted after that date, but we cannot guarantee that your name will appear as a donor as we are nearing completion of the book's final draft.
(When making a donation please send an email to so we can acknowledge your support.See 50th Donations Guide for additional details.)
Total updated as of July 17
The Genealogical Society of South Brevard has embarked upon an aggressive schedule in an attempt to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the society. We plan to do this by publishing a 50th anniversary commemorative history book which records the past work of the society and its members.  Our goal is to complete the project before our celebration of Family History Month in October of 2024, which is also essentially the actual 50th anniversary month of the society. The planned publication will include significant historical perspectives, information about the founders, indexes of past members and officers, along with other information highlighting past programs, projects and accomplishments of the society in the local community. We hope the final publication will be a memento for its owners about the role of the society in the community and will celebrate our successes, history, and members. And in many ways, we feel this will document how the society has consistently met our mission as a non-profit organization. There are significant cost obstacles in publishing a quality book in such a short period of time. Our dues-based budget will only cover a small portion of this cost in addition to our operating expenses. We hope our members, members of other historical and lineage organizations, and other funding sources will offer their support and assistance.
GSSB's meeting room, and classroom are at the Brevard Public Library, located in Melbourne, Florida (540 E. Fee Ave.), near the downtown area. Our meeting room is the first room on the right inside the foyer at the library's main entrance. This is where we have a variety of presenters come to speak to us.  See Event Schedule.
Meetings start at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of every month (except July-August).   Come at 9:30 for some snacks, drinks, and meet the wonderful folks in our group during social time. Our monthly meetings and programs are open to the public, but we encourage becoming a member to take full advantage of what the society offers.  
Our genealogy library and research space is located in the Family History Room within the Brevard Public library on Fee Ave. It is in the back right corner of the library. You can always get more information about the Family History Room from the information desk. Our library catalog is searchable on our website online catalog.
Please explore our website and do come see us at our next meeting! If you have questions or need assistance feel free to email us at 
The GSSB Board of Directors meets on the 4th Monday of each month (except July and December).  All members are welcome to attend this meeting if they would like to have input on society business issues.  

Family History Room Use - Melbourne Public Library

A regular volunteer schedule provides patrons with assistance in the Melbourne Public Library Family History Room. In addition to assistance by volunteers who regularly staff the library, there is an option to make an appointment by e-mail to arrange more personalized help from volunteer David Bishop. He can help to ensure your research time and efforts are maximized. He is happy to meet you during normal hours by appointment made at least one day in advance. To make an appointment, e-mail Dave at: