Genealogy Collections
in
Brevard Libraries

 

Central Brevard Library
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32922-7781
(407) 633-1792

 

Melbourne Public Library
540 E. Fee Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901-4608
(407) 952-4514

North Brevard Public Library
2121 S. Hopkins Avenue
Titusville, Florida 32780-4792
(407) 264-5026

LDS Family History Library
1801 S. Fiske Blvd
Rockledge, Florida 32955-3003
(407) 636-2431

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East Central Florida
Genealogical Society Co-Op
Family History Bibliography

LIBRARY SURVEY
North Brevard Public Library

LIBRARIAN OR CONTACT: Nancy C. Sieck (on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Reference Dept. at other times.
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 9 a.m.-- 5 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Usual National ones
CATALOGING: Dewey, Computer
PHOTOCOPYING: Yes COST: 10¢ per copy
NUMBER OF VOLUMES OR TITLES: approximately 900 in genealogy
NUMBER OF PERIODICALS (EXCHANGES): l l
NUMBER OF MICROFILM: 59 rolls (see list)
NUMBER OF MICROFICHE: 2,624 (see list)
MICROFILM / MICROFICHE MACHINES: yes one reader/printer that is for both microfilm and microfiche.COST: 10¢ per copy
COMPUTERS, CD-ROM, OTHER?): InfoTrac (Information Access Company)

MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
How-to books
Directories, bibliographies
Florida, Georgia, & Virginia

CENSUS (YEARS & AREAS): See list of microfilm
VERTICAL FILES (CONTENTS):
Files for each U.S. state and some countries, selected subjects, and a few surnames

DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS BY PHONE OR LETTER: yes (on Tuesdays)

PUBLISHED GUIDE OF YOUR COLLECTION: yes, see bibliography

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:
Index to Topographic and Other Maps published and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey
PARKING: y e s
RESTAURANT: Variety within two blocks
HOTEL/MOTEL: Howard Johnson Lodge is two blocks north

Instructional Audio Tapes
North Brevard Public Library

 

Civil War Genealogy by George K. Schweitzer
Revolutionary War Genealogy by George K. Schweitzer
Genealogical Clues in Non-traditional Sources...by Wendy Elliot
Research in the Draper Papers by James L. Jansen
American Naturalization Processes and Procedures: 1790-1940's by John J. Newman Finding Females: Name Unknown, Parents Unknown, Origin Unknown by Elizabeth Mills Legal Terms, Legal Fictions and Legal Procedures when Your Ancestors Went to Court by William H. Schoeffler
Getting Around the Burned 1890 Census by James L. Hansen
Twentieth Century Military Service Records: Content, Losses, Availability, Restrictions by Tod Butler
Lesser Used Civil War Records in the National Archives by Michael P. Musick
Federal Legislative Records of Genealogical Interest in the National Archives by Mary E. Rephlo
Tom, Dick and Harry: Dealing with Common Names by Robert Charles Anderson.
Unusual Sources: Getting the Most from Newspapers by James L. Hansen
World of Genealogy by Ron Bremer
Passenger and Immigrations Lists Index. What is it and What is it not by Mary Keysor Meyer
German-American Genealogy Research by Milton Rubicam
What you Need to Know about Military and Service Related Records in the National Archives by James D. Walker
'NUCMUC' An Underutilized Source in Finding Elusive Records by Mary McCampbell Bell
Little Know Sources of Genealogical Interest in the National Archives by James Dent Walker
Genealogical Finds at the Law Library by Anita Cheek Milner
Loyalist Records and the American Revolution by Milton Rubicam
Beyond the Inscription: Gathering Full Cemetery Information by Pat Geyh
How to Recognize good Research by David L. Green

Instructional Videos
North Brevard Public Library

Do Your Family Tree, Parts I & II featuring Dr. Arlene Eakle
Cemeteries and Funeral Homes featuring Leland K. Meitzler
How to Use the Family History Library Catalog
Make a Family Video Album from Photos, Slides, Home Movies and Family Memorabilia
The Genealogist's Video Research Guide:

#1 Home Sources, Family Search, Published Histories & Record Keeping
#2 Census and Probate Records
#3 Land, Vital and Military Records
#4 Compiled Sources
#5 Passenger Lists and Passports
#6 Naturalization Records
#7 Federal Land Records and National Archives Maps

Microfiche
North Brevard Public Library

American Genealogical Lending Library Catalog (Feb 1994) - 9 fiche
Everton's Computerized Family File, Vol II - 375 fiche
Everton's "Roots Cellar", Vol 1 - 18 fiche
Family History Library Catalog, Surname Section (Jan 1991) - 348 fiche
Family Registry (Oct 1989) - 134 fiche
Florida State Archives Genealogy Bibliography - 5 fiche
International Genealogical Index (1992 edition) - 1,710- fiche
IGI Bath Number Index (Jan 1992) - 11 fiche
IGI Parish and Vital Records List (July 1992) - 14 fiche

Central Brevard Library and Reference Center

 

Central Brevard Library & Reference Center
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, Florida, 32922
TELEPHONE NO: Reference Dept (407) 633-1792;
Local History-Documents-(407) 633-1794.

Genealogical Society Library

LIBRARIAN OR CONTACT: Jean Snyder, BGS Librarian,

P.0. Box 1123, Cocoa, FL 32923

HOURS: M-Th 9 to 9; Fri 9 to 6; Sat 9 to 5; Sun 1 to 5.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Brevard County legal holidays.

PHOTOCOPYING ( Y OR N'& COST): Yes. 10¢ page. Also, we adhere to ECFGSC Research policy.

NUMBER OF VOLUMES OR TITLES: Approx. 2000.

NUMBER OF PERIODICALS (EXCHANGES): Eight.

NUMBER OF MICROFILM: None in BGS Library. Census Films in Documents Dept

NUMBER OF MICROFICHE: None.

MICROFILM / MICROFICHE MACHINES 2 microfilm reader-printers; 3 microfiche reader-printers are located in the Documents Dept.
Copies are 10¢ per page.

COMPUTERS (CD-ROM, OTHER?):None.

MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:

(1) Florida

2) Virginia

3) North Carolina

CENSUS (YEARS & AREAS): Lists attached of films in Documents Dept. and books in BGS.

VERTICAL FILE (CONTENTS) Two file drawers of small items under same subject headings as books on shelves.

DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS BY PHONE OR LETTER ( Y OR NOT, POLICY):
Yes, by letter.

PUBLISHED GUIDE OF YOUR COLLECTION ( Y OR N): No.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

Florida, Mayflower, Maddock, Schuyler.

PARKING: Large parking lot in front of Library. (Free!)

RESTAURANTS: Across from Library. Several on U.S. 1 and in Cocoa Village.

HOTEL/MOTEL: Several on U.S. 1. One across from Library.

CENSUS MICROFILM at Central Brevard Library & Reference Center

1790 Head of Household:
	Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North 	Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia.
 
1790 counties:
 
Connecticut:
 	Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, Windham.
 
 Maine:
	Cumberland, Hancock, Lincoln, Washington, York.
 
 Maryland:
	Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester,
	Frederick, Hartford, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George, Queen
	Anne, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, Worcester.
 
Massachusetts:
	Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, 	Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester.
 
New-Hampshire:
	Grafton, Cheshire, Hillsboro, Rockingham, Strafford.
 
New York:
	Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Duchess, Kings, Montgomery, New
	York, Ontario, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Ulster,
 	Washington, Westchester. -
 
North Carolina:
	Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, 	Chowan, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dobbs, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, 	Gates, Guilford, Halifax, Hartford, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lincoln, 	Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northhampton, 	Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, 	Rutherford, Sampson, Stokes, Surry, Tyrrell, Warren, Wayne, Wilkes.
 
Pennsylvania:
	Allegheny, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, 	Fayette, Franklin, Huntington, Lancaster, Luzerne, Mifflin, Montgomery, 	Northhampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Washington, Westmoreland, York.
 
Rhode Island:
	Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington.
 
South Carolina:
	A CENSUSMICR All Saints, Beaufort, Charleston, Christ Church, Chester, 	Claremont, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Lancaster, Laurens, 	Newberry, Orangeburg, Pendleton, Prince Frederick, Prince Georges, Richland, 	St. Andrews, St. Bartholomew, St. Georges, St. James, St. Johns (Goosecreek), 	St. Johns (Berkeley), St. Pauls, St. Stephens, St. Thomas, Spartanburg, Union, York.
 
 Vermont: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Windham,
 Windsor.
 
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1810 Counties:
 
Pennsylvania:
	 Bedford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Centre.
 
1850 Counties:
 
California:
	Butte, Calaveras (33), Colusa, El Dorado (34), Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, 	Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis 	Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz , Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Shasta, Trinity, 	Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
 
 FLorida: 
	Alachua, Brevard, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Duval,
 	Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Levy,
 	Madison, Marion, Monroe, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, St. John,
 	St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.
 
 Illinois:
	 Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown (98), Bureau, Calhoun,
 	Carroll, Cass, Champaign (99), Christian, Clark, Clay,
 	Clinton (100), Coles (101), City of Chicago (102), Cook
 	County excluding Chicago (103), Crawford, Cumberland,
 	DeKalb, DeWitt (104), DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham
 	(105).
 1860 Counties
 
 Maryland:
	 Cecil.
 Michigan: 
	Iosco, Isabella, Jackson.
 
North Carolina:
	 Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person.
 
Pennsylvania:
	 City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia county.
 
South Carolina:
	 Charleston district (pt), Charleston county.
 
1870 Counties:
 
 Florida: 
	Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia.
 
 Maryland: 
	Cecil.
 Missouri: 
	Barry, Barton.
 
1880 Counties:
 
 FLorida: Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Duval.
 Indiana: Carroll (pt ), Cass.
 Maryland: Carroll (pt ), Cecil.
 New York: Kings Co. (Brooklyn pt 3).
 
1890 Census Index: A-J, K-Z; Census fragments index.
 
1900 Soundex: NY: Frederick-G650 Martin.
 
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CENSUS Information in book form at Brevard Genealogical Society Library:
 
1790 Heads of Families: 
	Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New 	York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont.
 
1800: New York index.
 
1807: Census of Indiana Territory.
 
1810: Virginia census, 2 vol.
 
1820: Georgia:
	 Appling, Tattnall, Telfair Cos. 
1820: Indiana.
 
1821: Reconstructed census of Perry Co., MO.
 
1830: Indiana. 1830: 
Florida, index.
 
1840: Mississippi: Winston Co. 1840:
Florida.
 
1850: Florida, index. 1850:
Kentucky: Marion Co. 1850:
Virginia: Lancaster Co.
1850: Georgia: Appling Co.
 
1850, 1860, 1870 Census Key.
 
1860, 1870, 1880: Michigan: Kalamazoo Co., index, with veterans rolls for 1890.
 
1860: Florida: Brevard Co.
 
1880: Key to the 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
 
U. S. Census Compendium.
 
Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census.
 
Twenty Censuses: Population and Housing Questions, 1790-1980.
 
Lainart, State Census Records.
 
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LOCAL HISTORY SURVEY

Brevard Genealogical Society, Inc .

NEWSPAPERS (TITLES & YEARS): In Central Brevard Library & Reference Center,

Documents-Periodicals Dept: Microfilm of Florida Today from 1966.

Cocoa Tribune from 1917

Melbourne Times from 1926 to 1970. Typed excerpts from Cocoa Tribune are located in BGS Library.

COURT HOUSE RECORDS: County offices in Titusville, Florida.

CEMETERY RECORDS:
Abney, Cemetery records of Brevard Co, FL (w/list of military vets buried in Melbourne FL cemetery;
Brownell, Oakdale cemetery, Deland, 1882-1871;
Brownell, W. Volusia Co., FL cemetery inscriptions, Vol. 2, 13 small cemeteries from 1867-1971; Langlais,Cemetery census of Brevard Co., FL including Sebastian (Indian Riv.Co.);
Newsom, Washington Co., GA tombstone inscriptions;
Newsome,Wilkes Co, GA cemeteries and a few from adjoining counties.

PRINTED BOOKS (TITLES):

Abney, Cemetery Records of Brevard Co., FL ... military vets buried Melbourne.
Avant, Florida pioneers and their AL, GA, Carolina and VA ancestors.
Bertalan, A survey of major genealogical holdings in Florida, 1988-89.
Brownell, Oakdale cemetery, Deland 1882-1971.
Childers, Centennial history of First United Methodist Church, Cocoa, FL,1985
Crofton, First permanent settlers in Brevard Co.
DAR, Marriage records of Brevard Co., FL, 1879-1896. DAR,
Genealogical and heraldic material in the libraries of Palm Beach Co.,FL.
DAR, Titles of genealogical books, authors, and call numbers of the genealogical room, Miami Public Library.
Davidson, Florida land : records of the Tallahassee and Newnansville General Land Office, 1825-1892.
1880 census of Dade Co., FL (partial) in Gen. Soc. of Greater Miami Newsletter Sept. 1979.
Ferry, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole-Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
Florida Bicentennial Trail: a heritage revisited.
Florida Confederate pension benefits as of June 30, 1972.
Florida from the beginning to1992.
GSNB, Index to mortuary records, North Brevard Co., FL
Genealogical and heraldic material in the Palm Beach Co.Genealogical Society Library.
Genealogy and family history at Cocoa Public Library, 1981.
Genealogy and local history at Melbourne, FL, 1979.
Genealogy bibliography - Florida State Archives, 1989. (5 fiche)
Genealogy microfilm in Brevard Co. Library System.
Georgianna United Methodist Church, Merritt Island, FL, 1886-1986.
Langlais, Cemetery census of Brevard Co., FL including Sebastian.
Langlais, Florida history : a bibliography of books in the Brevard County Library System.
Lee, Brevard Reporter articles on special events and personalities.
McKemy, Melbourne bicentennial book.
Merritt Island Presbyterian Church celebrating 25 years, May 26-28, 1989, with membership roll.
MI Presbyterian Church, chronological roll, register of deaths, marriages; roll of infant church members (incl. births), 1964-1987.
Michaels, Florida voters in their first statewide election.
Outz, Genealogy and local history : a bibliography, Brevard Co. Library System, 1983.
Polk Co. Historical Commission, Bartow, FL 1969. (holdings).
Robie, Searching in Florida : a reference guide to public and private records
Sanders, Inhabitants in Titusville in the County of Brevard, State of Florida enumerated by W. R. Sanders, June 1885.
Schuster, Talk to BGS on Georgianna church, 1988.
Smith, Brevard Co., FL voter registrations, 1878, 1880, 1882.
Smith, Eighth census of the U.S., 1860, Brevard Co., FL. Indexed.
South Florida Pioneers. Issues 1-9.
Telephone directory. Melbourne, Eau Gallie, Cocoa, Titusville,Vero Beach, Winter-Spring 1931-32.
U.S. Gov't, Memorial services ... Charles Oscar Andrews, late senator from Florida.
White, Colonial and Revolutionary ancestors of friends and members of Central
Florida Genealogical and Historical Society, 1976. Membership roster.
White, Register of Florida CSA pension applications.
Yandel, Divorce records of Dade Co., 1934-1941.

VERTICAL ELES: In Documents-Periodicals Dept of CBLRC.

MAPS: CBLRC has a few maps.

HISTORY SOCIETY (Y OR N?): Florida Historical Society
1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935.(407) 259-0511.
Their Library is relocating to 435 Brevard Av., Cocoa, FL, 32922.
Contact person Dr. Nick Wynne.
Also: Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, 2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa, FL. (407) 632-1830.Hrs: T-Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4. $5 adults; $3 children.

DO YOU OR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAVE BOOKS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED?
Historical Society publishes Florida Historical Quarterly and Journeys (for children.) Museum sells books and other items.

SOCIETY PROJECTS OF LOCAL INTEREST: Surname Index also called the Lineage Books are issued from time to time. These are the compiled and indexed Ahnentafels submitted by members We also plan to interest younger people in ancestral research through the schools, Scout troops, etc Assisting in extracting genealogical information from county probate records scheduled for destruction.

 

Family History Center

LIBRARY NAME: Family History Center, Cocoa/Rockledge, FL
ADDRESS (INCLUDE MAP): Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1801 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge, FL (this is n o t a mailing address)
TELEPHONE NO: 407-636-2431

LIBRARIAN OR CONTACT: Tom & Betty Coleman, Directors, 1110 Guy Ct, NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907 407-729-8517

HOURS: Tues-Sat: 9 am to 1 pm & Tues-Thur: 6:30 to 9 pm

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Month of August, Christmas-New Year Holiday

CATALOGING: Books by Dewey Decimal, Film & Fiche by Family History Library number

PHOTOCOPYING: No COST: N/A

NUMBER OF VOLUMES OR TITLES: 150 books

NUMBER OF PERIODICALS (EXCHANGES): 0

NUMBER OF MICROFILM: 1,161 (1.5 million rolls available on loan)

NUMBER OF MICROFICHE: 7,538 (200,000 titles available on loan)

MICROFILM / MICROFICHE MACHINES: 8 microfilm & 10 microfiche readers plus 1 dual purpose reader/printer COPIES COST: 20¢ ea

COMPUTERS CD-ROM, OTHER?: Family Search™CD PRINTOUTS COST: 5¢ ea

MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:

1) United States

2) British

3) Europe

CENSUS (YEARS & AREAS):Available on six-weeks loan, $3.25 per roll

VERTICAL FILES (CONTENTS):Family History Library publications

DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS BY PHONE OR LETTER: No PUBLISHED GUIDE OF / FOR YOUR COLLECTION: No

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Research Guides for all US states & many foreign countries, Family Registry™

PARKING: Ample

RESTAURANTS & HOTEL/MOTEL: Not within walking distance.

 

 

Melbourne Public Library

LIBRARY NAME:MELBOURNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
ADDRESS:540 E. Fee Avenue
Melbourne, FL
TELEPHONE NO:407-952-4514

HOURS: M-Thu 9-9:00; Fri 9-6:00, Sat 9-5:00; Sun 12-5:00

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: All legal U.S. Holidays

CATALOGING: DEWEY, LC OR OTHER: Dewey COMPUTER OR SHELF LIST:

Computer and card catalog. Older computer has genealogy room collection on it.

PHOTOCOPYING (Y OR N & COST): Yes 10 cents per page

NUMBER OF BOOK VOLUMES AND TITLES: 2000+

NUMBER OF PERIODICALS & EXCHANGES: 415+

NUMBER OF MICROFILM: 200+ Various census rolls

NUMBER OF MICROFICHE: 300+ IGI, Family History Catalog, Hartford Times Index

MICROFILM/FICHE MACHINES ( Y OR N, HOW MANY & DO THEY COPY): Yes

I Microfilm Reader, I Microfilm Reader/Printer, I Microfiche Reader

COMPUTERS (CD-ROMS, OTHER): 51 CD's, 2 Computers (I with CD-Rom) 1st 3 copies free,

10 cents thereafter.

MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST (GEOGRAPHIC):

I) The Gantz Collection - Midwestern States with emphasis on Michigan.

2) Hartford Times Index - CT 1932-1967 of queries.

CENSUS (YEARS & AREAS): Various

VERTICAL FILE (CONTENTS): Maps (US and Countries) Pamphlets, Articles

DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS BY PHONE OR LETTER ( Y OR N & COST): Brief,

inquiries by letter. SASE, check made out to GSSB for $2 minimum - 10 copies. Additional copies 10

cents each.

PUBLISHED GUIDE OF YOUR COLLECTION ( Y OR N): Computer

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Hartford Times Index; Arlyn Gantz Collection, CD-Roms; US

Geological Survey Maps, Indexes and catalogs;

PARKING: Plenty in front parking lot.

RESTAURANTS: Many by car on US 1, 192 and Babcock Street

HOTEL/MOTEL: Same as above.

NOTES: Most of the collection belongs to the Genealogical Soc of S. Brevard. Room is staffed by

members. M-Fri 9-12:00; 14:00; 6-9:00; Sat 9-12:00; 14:00. Check in advance to see if a volunteer

is on duty.

 

 

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Volunteer for Lookups

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