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June 9, 2014

posted May 18, 2014, 11:07 AM by Patrice Green   [ updated May 18, 2014, 11:09 AM ]

Brickwall Workshop:  Submit your brickwall queries to our new BGS Brickwall Google Group.  The Family History Library will respond at the workshop.  Let's knock down some walls!

May 12, 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 9:06 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated May 6, 2014, 9:06 PM ]

Our guest speaker will be Rich Shader, co-editor and publisher of the award winning Palmetto & Thistle newsletter. Among his many other credentials, he is a eight term President of the Scots-American Society of Brevard County. His topic will be: "Color Coded Scots."

2014 Beginning Genealogy Course

posted May 5, 2014, 2:24 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated May 5, 2014, 2:26 PM ]

The 2014 Brevard Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy course will begin July 10th and run through July 31st.

When:  Thursdays, 9:30 AM to Noon

Location:   Brevard Library and Reference Center
                  Cocoa, FL

Cost:  $20 for non-members (includes 2014 membership in the Brevard Genealogy Society)
           $10 for BGS Members

For more information contact Vera Zimmerman

April 14, 2014

posted Mar 13, 2014, 11:09 AM by Patrice Green

Join us for Michael Boonstra's presentation on Hathi.com

January Meeting Date Changed

posted Jan 13, 2014, 12:06 PM by Patrice Green

We will meet on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at 9:30 AM instead of our usual Monday.  The Library needs the room on Monday.

November Meeting Date Changed

posted Nov 4, 2013, 1:39 PM by Patrice Green

The Library will be closed on November 11th for Veteran's Day, so our November meeting has been changed to Monday, November 18, 2013.

Beginning Genealogy Class

posted May 7, 2013, 1:03 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated May 9, 2013, 6:21 PM ]

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A one day Beginning Genealogy Class will be held on July 13, 2013.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  You can register online here.

The class will meet from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, in Meeting Room 1 at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, Florida.

The $20.00 fee includes all materials and membership in the Brevard Genealogical Society for 2013.

Materials include a 3-ring binder with class syllabus, a supply of genealogy forms, sheet protectors and notebook paper. Instructors will be Vera Zimmerman and Betty Eichhorn.

For more information contact Betty Eichhorn at (321) 783-3786 or email verazimmerman@flbgs.org

Click here to download the registration form.

Beginning Genealogy Course

posted Nov 24, 2012, 7:35 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated Nov 24, 2012, 8:57 PM ]

A four-week Beginning Genealogy Course will start on Thursday, January 17, 2013.  Click on Beginning Genealogy Course above for details and registration. 

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
  You can register online here.


The class will meet from 9:30 to Noon, in Meeting Room 2, Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, Florida, each Thursday through February 7, 2013.

The $30.00 fee includes all materials and a one-year membership in the Brevard Genealogical Society.

If your $20 Individual or $25 Family 2011 BGS membership dues have already been paid, cost is $10.00 per student. Each year the Society spends over $2000.00 for books and other materials for the genealogy department of the Central Brevard Library.

Materials include a 3-ring binder with course syllabus which contains summaries of all classes, a supply of genealogy forms, archival sheet protectors and notebook paper. Instructors will be Vera Zimmerman and Betty Eichhorn with guest lecturers on special topics.

For more information contact Vera Zimmerman (321) 453-4932, verazimmerman@flbgs.org

Click here to download the registration form.

November Meeting Date Changed

posted Nov 3, 2012, 1:59 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated Nov 3, 2012, 2:05 PM ]

        The November meeting will be moved to the 19th because the library will be closed on the 12th for Veterans’ Day.

Paperless Genealogy Workshop Handout & Info

posted Jun 11, 2012, 5:49 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated Jun 11, 2012, 6:04 PM ]

The handout from today's workshop is included in this announcement.  To download it to your own computer, click on the blue Paperless Genealogy... link above and when the new page opens select the blue down arrow at the bottom right.  Let us know if you have any problems.

Someone wanted to know what camera Pete ordered.  It is a Canon Powershot SX260 (that's the one with built in GPS among a number other features, but unfortunately, no optical viewfinder, just the LCD).

The "CutePDF" web side at <http://cutepdf.com/> will want another program downloaded to complete the installation so be online when you install it. Sonny suggested "doPDF" as another PDF printing program and it is at <http://www.dopdf.com/>.  You print to these just like you would print to a real printer except that a PDF is created (you choose where to store it) instead of a paper copy.
 
The URLs for the places to get PDF/eBook books and magazines are:

Google Books  http://books.google.com/
Archive.org 
http://archive.org/
Internet Genealogy Magazine http://internet-genealogy.com/ 
Family Tree Magazine http://www.shopfamilytree.com/cds
Family Chronicle Magazine http://familychronicle.com/books.htm
Heritage Quest Books http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books 
  Heritage Quest past magazines on CD http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/store/product_view.php?id=75
Old books on CD http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com

Go paperless!

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