The primary purpose of the Brevard Genealogical Society is education.
We provide educational opportunities to the membership and the public through training courses, workshops, and seminars on methods and standards of genealogical and historical research.
We try to stimulate interest in, and encourage the recording of, family history, especially among young people.
We encourage the collection of genealogical and historical books and other materials by the Society, through donation and purchase, so they may be properly cataloged, cared for, and made available for all to use.
We exchange information through publications, group activities, or on a one-to-one basis.
We try to reduce duplication of research, publication, and library materials by individuals and societies.
And we maintain close liaison with other genealogical and historical organizations, local, nationwide and international, to reinforce our efforts toward common goals, and to avoid schedule conflicts.
Proclamation from the City of Cocoa
9th December 2019
The Florida State Genealogical Society presented to Brevard Genealogical Society this award for "Genealogy Outstanding Achievement" in recognition of our contribution to the field of Florida Genealogy and/or History for 5 years, 10 November 2006.
In 1968 the Brevard Chapter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society was formed. The Charter Members were:
Evelyn M. (Mrs. Carl F.) Bley, Merritt Island
Donna (Mrs. Joel G.) Brinkle, Cocoa
Gladys (Mrs. I. A.) Burnaman, Cocoa
Russeline S. (Mrs.) Clifton, Merritt Island
Evelyn H. (Mrs. Joe A.) Cowart, Cocoa
Joe A. Cowart, Jr., Cocoa
Dorothy W. (Mrs. J. M.) Ellington, Cocoa
Mary M. (Mrs. I. J.) Ellington, Cocoa
Irene A. (Mrs. Tom) Fogarty, Merritt Island
Lillian H. (Mrs. Earl) Hayes, Titusville
Duane B. Martin, Merritt Island
Marjorie M. (Mrs. Duane B.) Martin, Merritt Island
Mildred (Mrs. Otto) Powers, Titusville
Mrs. R. E. Stokes, Merritt Island
Dorothy M. Stratton, Merritt Island
Patricia Stratton, Merritt Island
The name was changed to the Brevard Genealogical Society on 11 February 1975, and bylaws were adopted. On 13 November 1989, Articles of Incorporation were filed and the Society became "Brevard Genealogical Society, Inc.", a not-for-profit corporation, effective 1 January 1990.