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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.

April 15th, 2019 Speaker

posted Mar 31, 2019, 8:38 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 8:39 AM ]

April 15, 2019: Peter Bradish - “One-Name Studies” -
Learn what an ONS is and why you might want to do one.
What kind of effort is it, what steps to take and what
resources there are to help you. Just because your
surname is Johnson, Jones or some other frequently
occurring name doesn’t mean doing an ONS would be
overwhelming. Find out why

March 11th, 2019 Speaker

posted Mar 6, 2019, 5:39 AM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 6:04 AM ]

Just a reminder, March 11th we have Jack Butler coming to speak about:

Wills & Estates - Genealogy's Gold Mines :
Wills, administrations, inventories, inheritance, settlements, and trusts – the types of records generated by the probate process are a wonderful source of genealogical information. This lecture covers the types of estates, examples of the documents found in them, and where to find them.

Cemetary Project Update

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:08 PM by BGS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 12:09 PM ]

Linda Thompson has just updated the Cemetery Project with a complete report on Cocoa City Cemetery and the Hilltop Cemetery.  She finished it up with a complete table listing of the stones along with a great selection of photos, and, a map layout of each.  Great work!  Use the Cemetery Projects menu choice in our sidebar menu to get to the Cemetery Projects page and scroll down the table and click on Cocoa City Cemetery, or Hilltop Cemetery to see Linda's good work!

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