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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!

BGS joins 1940 Census Project

posted Mar 11, 2012, 4:50 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 4:54 PM ]

Brevard Genealogical Society has joined the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project to help index the 1940 U.S. Federal Census! Indexing records from our state, we will be an essential part of this monumental grass-roots effort that will put one of the richest genealogical data sets in the world online, complete and free of charge forever.

Go to the1940census.com/society and register to participate with our society. Simply select <society name> on the profile screen when creating your account. Every new person indexing with our society gets us closer to milestones that qualify us for incentives provided by the sponsors of the project, so sign up today!

Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to the impact this resource will have for researchers of our area and so many others.

Rel@ively,
Patrice


About the 1940 Census Community Project

On April 2, 2012, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be released for the first time. Unlike previous census years, images of this census will be made available as free digital images.

Upon its release, the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, a joint initiative between Archives.com, FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other leading genealogy societies and organizations, will coordinate efforts to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online with free and open access.

Interest in the 1940 U.S. Census is both significant and sentimental because it documents what is often referred to as “The Greatest Generation” of U.S. citizens. As a group, these are individuals who:

• Survived the Great Depression

• Fought in the Second World War

• Innovated technology (TV, Microwave)

There are many people still alive today who will be able to find themselves in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Others will be able to readily connect with relatives they knew personally or through family stories. Imagine the great resource this will be to current and future society members!

Lost and Found

posted Mar 3, 2012, 4:01 PM by Patrice Green

If you lost or found anything at the Dick Eastman seminar go to Lost & Found to report or retrieve items.

2012 Member Survey

posted Feb 12, 2012, 5:44 PM by Patrice Green   [ updated Feb 12, 2012, 5:46 PM ]

  It's that time of year again!  We need to know a little about you and your research so we can continue to improve BGS for you.  So please take ten minutes and complete the 2012 Member Survey.  If you respond online, you will receive extra door prize tickets!  Just follow the instructions...

You can also access the form HERE.

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