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Speaker for November will be Annette Burke Lyttle

posted Nov 3, 2019, 3:50 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 3, 2019, 3:51 AM ]

Nov. 18th – **Please Note, this is the third Monday of the month.

Annette Burke Lyttle  

“Timelines: A Path to Your Next Research Steps”.  Annette will help us figure out our next steps in our research quests. Timelines can be a powerful tool, allowing us to see relationships between items, and enabling us to see what research remains to be done. They can help us turn seemingly impossible research projects into manageable ones. Come join us for this informative presentation.

Speakers for the October 21st BGS Monthly Meeting

posted Oct 5, 2019, 6:22 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 10, 2019, 1:58 PM ]

9:30 am at the Main Library in Cocoa... don't miss it!

Clyde & Kathy Stickney

“Establishing Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census”

This presentation shows 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.

Putting Your Book to the Press

posted Sep 4, 2019, 11:26 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 11:31 AM ]

Sept. 9th at 9:30 a.m.  at the Main Library in Cocoa  
Terry Armstrong will give a talk on how to produce your own book using Print on Demand using the KDP services at Amazon.

New Podcast by Linda Thompson

posted Jul 17, 2019, 6:34 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 6:37 AM ]

The latest Podcast has been posted by Linda Thompson at:
Titled: "Case of my Mysterious Dutchman" as Podcast for July of 2019.Case of my Mysterious Dutchman

Beginner's Class Fall 2019

posted Jul 17, 2019, 5:50 AM by BGS Webmaster

A four-week Beginning Genealogy Course will start on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
The class will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17 through October 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 in Meeting Room 4
in the Genealogy Department on the second floor, Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central
Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, Florida.
Class size is limited and pre-registration by August 23 is required.
The class fee is $30.00 for non-members which includes all materials and membership in the
Brevard Genealogical Society.
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. The instructors will be Vera
Zimmerman and Julie Howard with guest lecturers on special topics.

Writing your story

posted Jul 2, 2019, 5:55 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 2, 2019, 5:58 AM ]

August 12, 2019 - Vera Zimmerman will present, Writing Your Story; "His Story, Her Story, Your Story.” Getting your research organized and ready to write your family history.

Brick Walls

posted Jul 2, 2019, 5:53 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 2, 2019, 5:57 AM ]

July 8th, 2019 - Brick walls - Our BGS President Sharon Eller will lead the discussion. Join with other members to ask questions and share knowledge to help each other break through those brick walls.

Web tutorial

posted Jun 3, 2019, 9:16 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 9:17 AM ]

June 10, 2019 - Linda Thompson will give a presentation on how to use the FLBGS web site. Bring your laptop or tablet to try it out.

Patrice Green has passed from us.

posted May 8, 2019, 2:07 PM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated May 8, 2019, 2:10 PM ]

We are greatly saddened to inform you of the death of Patrice Green and relate the following from her family:
Patrice Milton Green, age 70, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at home, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on August 19, 1948, in Coral Gables, Florida, to William (Milutinovich) Milton and Helen Laura "Patricia" (Houser) Milton.
Patrice was a member of the Brevard Genealogical Society since 1998, and the Philip Perry Chapter of the DAR. She served as State Coordinator for the FLGenWeb Project, and Country Coordinator for Eastern Europe on the WorldGenWeb. She was also the family historian.
If you would like to pay respects to the family, they will be receiving visitors on Sunday, May 19th, from 2-5 pm at 1925 Gates Rd., Merritt Island, FL. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Brevard Genealogical Society (www.flbgs.org). 
Visit www.islandcremations.com to sign the online guest book.

Monday, May 13, 2019 Speaker

posted May 3, 2019, 5:41 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated May 3, 2019, 5:45 AM ]

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Guest speaker, Miles Meyer will present Disaster Preparedness for Genealogists. Come and find out how to preserve and protect your research from disasters.

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