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 Brevard Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy Course

A four-week Beginning Genealogy Course will start on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

The class will meet each Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, in Meeting Room 1, Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library (Central Brevard Library), 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, FL

The $30.00 fee for non-members includes all materials and membership in the Brevard Genealogical Society for the remainder of 2018. Class size is limited and pre-registration by June 1st is required.  

For current BGS members class fee is $10.00 per student which covers the cost of materials. 

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


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

or register here.


Beginning Genealogy Course

posted Apr 12, 2017, 11:36 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 6:53 PM ]


A four-week Beginning Genealogy Course will start on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

The class will meet each Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, in Meeting Room 1, Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library (Central Brevard Library), 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, FL

The $30.00 fee for non-members includes all materials and membership in the Brevard Genealogical Society for the remainder of 2018. Class size is limited and pre-registration by June 1st is required.  

For current BGS members class fee is $10.00 per student which covers the cost of materials. 

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


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

or register here.


Join Our New Facebook Group

posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:33 AM by BGS Webmaster

In addition to our page at Facebook we now also have a Facebook Group. We invite you to join and participate.

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

posted Sep 29, 2016, 3:18 PM by BGS Webmaster

At the September 26, 2016, board meeting, proposed bylaws amendments were approved by the board. Members will vote on the proposed amendments at our annual meeting in November. If approved, the changes will become effective January 1, 2017.

Discussion of the bylaws amendments will be on the agenda for the October meeting.  

October Meeting

posted Sep 1, 2016, 11:55 AM by BGS Webmaster

The October meeting has been moved to Monday, October 3, 2016.  Connie Bradish will present:  Wills & Probate

August 15th (Meeting Date Change)

posted Jul 11, 2016, 12:53 PM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 12:54 PM ]

Due to construction at the Library, the meeting date for August has been changed from the 8th to the 15th.  The topic will be How to Organize your Photos for a Digitizing Project by Vera Zimmerman

2016 Beginning Genealogy Course

posted Jun 14, 2016, 7:35 AM by BGS Webmaster

The 2016 Brevard Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy course will begin July 7th and run through July 28th.

When:  Thursdays, 9:30 AM to Noon

Location:   Central Brevard Library and Reference Center
                  Cocoa, FL

Cost:  $20 for non-members (includes 2016 membership in the Brevard Genealogy Society)
           $10 for BGS Members

For more information contact Vera Zimmerman

April Meeting Changed to 18th

posted Apr 7, 2016, 8:50 PM by BGS Webmaster

Due to the Friends of the Library Book sale April 7-9th, our meeting has been bumped to the following week.  We look forward to seeing you on April 18th.

In the meantime, please support the Friends of the Library.  Attend the book sale or join the Friends.

Schedule for 2016

posted Nov 16, 2015, 1:30 PM by BGS Webmaster

The calendar has been updated to include date and room changes for the Board.  Regular meetings and Summer Workshops are also on the calendar, but dates are subject to change based on library needs.  Members will be advised of changes via our  Announce list.

Meeting Date Changed to April 6, 2015

posted Mar 21, 2015, 9:10 PM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 21, 2015, 9:13 PM ]

Our regular meeting day in April has been changed from the second Monday of the month to the first Monday, April 6, 2015.  Our guest speaker is Col. Peter Mullen.  His topic will be Civil War Feuds.  

September 8, 2014

posted Sep 4, 2014, 8:07 PM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 8:08 PM ]

Photographing Headstones by Jamie Cox -- Around 50,000 photos are taken for Find A Grave every day, but can anyone read them? Many gravestones stubbornly resist efforts to take a readable photograph. If you want to learn how to take truly readable gravestone photos, especially of those "problem" stones, this talk is for you. Jamie Cox is a retired engineer and amateur photographer. He will also give some tips on copying old photographs.

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