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Brevard Maps

County Maps (1844 - 1932) [includes 1844 as St. Lucia County]       
http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/county/brevard/brevard.htm
Florida Center for Instructional Technology,
College of Education, University of South Florida

1890 Brevard County Map [87 KB]
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flbgs/census/1885/1890MAP.html

1895 Brevard County Atlas from USGenNet [WARNING 1.5 MB]
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/FL/County/brevard.htm

Brevard County Tax Appraisor [Excellent Maps, Plat Books and more]
http://www.brevardpropertyappraiser.com/


Brevard Newspapers

 

Cocoa Tribune (available on microfilm from 1917 at Central Brevard Library & Reference Center. Typed excerpts from Cocoa Tribune are located in BGS Library).

East Coast Advocate and Indian River Chronicle (Published weekly
Aug 15, 1890 - Dec. 1929)
Available at Titusville Library

Florida Star (Titusville) (weekly, 1880-1914) Available at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center

Florida Today (available on microfilm from 1966 at Central Brevard Library & Reference Center).

Melbourne Times (available on microfilm from October 31, 1923 to 1970 at Central Brevard Library & Reference Center).

Orlando Sentinel

Titusville Star Advocate
Published Jan. 3, 1930 - 1997


Death & Taxes

Brevard County Courthouse

Clerk's Public Record Page

Land Records
Probate Records

Historic & Current Pictures

Cemeteries

Obituary Resources

Tax lists (a new project searching for a VOLUNTEER!)

Vital Records

The Florida Department of Health
Vital Records - Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce

1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL
904-359-6900 Ext. 1024

Post Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Vital Rec.com


Brevard Timeline (will be linked here and/or added to the archives)

County Formation & Boundaries (1821 - present) by Betty Eichhorn


Genealogical Societies

Brevard Genealogical Society   

(BGS)
http://rootsweb.com/~flbgs/
 

Home of the 1885 Brevard State Census
Full, every name transcription and Index

Genealogical Society of North Brevard  

(GSNB)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgsnb

Instructional Audio & Video Tapes Available

 

Genealogical Society of South Brevard

(GSSB)
http://www.gssb.net/

Home of the
French & Canadian Heritage Society of
Central Florida


The Retired Officer's Association
Cape Canaveral Chapter
Family History Club

(TROACC)
http://www.moaacc.org/history.htm

 


GenWeb Projects

 The Census Projects      The Other USGW Projects


 




USGenWeb
Brevard Census
Transcriptions
   


 The USGW Digital Map Library

 The Pension Project

 Special Collections Project

 USGenWeb Family Group Sheet Project

 USGenWeb Genealogical Events Project

 The USGenWeb Kidz Project

 The USGenWeb Lineage Project

 The USGW Tombstone Project

 FLGenWeb Projects

 The Florida Migrations Project

 Florida Tombstone Transcription Project



Historical Societies & Museums in Brevard

Florida Historical Society
http://www.florida-historical-soc.org/

 Brief History

The Florida Historical Society is Florida's only statewide historical society. It is also the oldest existing cultural organization in the state. Founded in 1856 in St. Augustine by a group of leading citizens, the Society is dedicated to the task of preserving the history of Florida through the collection, preservation and publication of pertinent historical documents. A secondary mission is the collection and display of artifacts relating to the peoples of Florida.

 

The Society publishes The Florida Historical Quarterly, a scholarly journal, and Journeys for the Junior Historian, a magazine of Florida history and fiction. In addition, the Society publishes occasional monographs and pictorial histories.

Within its collection, the Society has over 350 rare maps, 6000 volumes of Floridiana, and an extension collection of primary documents that date from the 15th century to the present. Among the notable collections are the papers of Richard Keith Call, the territorial governor, Civil War governor John Milton, and Pleasant W. White, the Confederate commissary officer. The Society also has a large collection of primary manuscripts from the WPA Federal Writers Project.

The society's collections are open to all bona fide researchers. Some research services are provided by staff members. The Society does not conduct genealogical research, but does provide referral information when possible.

The Society's permanent library is located at 435 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village, within a mile of the Central Florida Library & Reference Center.

North Brevard Historical Museum
http://www.nbbd.com/godo/history/
[This is a wonderful site with historical photos from all over Brevard County]

Mosquito Beaters
http://www.mosquitobeaters.org/

The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science
http://www.brevardmuseum.com/
2201 Michigan Avenue
Cocoa 32926
(407-632-1830)

South Brevard Historical Society
PO Box 1064
Melbourne 32902-1064
(no web site found)



Libraries

History of Brevard Libraries
http://www.brev.org/about_bcl/administration/history.htm

Library Home Page
http://www.brev.org/

Library Survey (update in process)

Central Brevard Library & Reference Center
http://www.brev.org/locations/central_brevard/index.htm

Melbourne Public Library
http://www.brev.org/locations/melbourne/index.htm

Titusville (North Brevard) Public Library
http://www.brev.org/locations/titusville/index.htm

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


Lineage Societies

Brevard Daughters of the American Revolution

Cocoa, Phillip Perry Chapter
http://www.philipperrynsdar.org/

Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral Chapter
http://nerowolf.org/dar/capecanaveral/

Melbourne, Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter
http://pages.prodigy.com/NXSW35A/abigail.htm

Satellite Beach, Rufus Fairbanks Chapter
http://nerowolf.org/dar/rufusfairbanks/

Titusville, Indian River Chapter
http://www.geocities.com/indianriverchapter/IndianRiverChapterindex.htm


Brevard Sons of the American Revolution

Brevard Chapter
http://www.nerowolf.org/BrevardSAR/Index.htm


Sons of Confederate Veterans

Captain J.J. Dickison Camp
http://www.johnwill.net/scv/index.htm

 


United Daughters of the Confederacy

Cocoa, Canaveral Light Chapter #2358
http://www.johnwill.net/udc/

Melbourne, Henry Patrick Gradick Chapter 2406
http://www.floridadivisionudc.com/2406.htm


Links

State Societies:

The Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/

The Florida State Genealogical Society's Project Registry http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/projects.htm

 

Other Important Resources:

RootsWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/
[The best site on the Internet -- and it's FREE!]

US GenWeb
http://www.usgenweb.com/

World GenWeb
http://worldgenweb.org/

Ancestry Daily News - Links to State Archives http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/news/articles/6365.asp?rc=locale%7E&us=0
Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com/
(Subscription service, but also includes FREE info, forms, news)

GenForum
http://genforum.genealogy.com/

Ellis Island (Records)
http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/

Help
http://genealogy.about.com/hobbies/genealogy/library/blellis.htm

One-Step Search Engine http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html
Missing Manifests (currently unavailable),

The Forgotten of Ellis Island - Deaths in Quarantine http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarantine/

National Archives and Records Administration http://www.nara.gov/genealogy

Cyndi's List
http://www.cyndislist.com/
(One of the very best sites on the Internet)

Cemetery Surveys, Inc.
http://www.cemeterysurveysinc.com/
(A non-profit organization)


Neighboring Counties & Societies:

East Central Florida Genealogical Society Co-op
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flecfgsc/


Indian River County GenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flindian/

Subscribe to the Indian River County Mailing list at RootsWeb

Indian River Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flindigs/


Orange County GenWeb
http://www.flgenhistonline.com/counties/orange/orange.html

Subscribe to the Orange County Mailing list at RootsWeb

Central Florida Genealogical Society
http://cfgs.org/


Osceola GenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flosceol/osceola.htm

Subscribe to the Osceola County Mailing list at RootsWeb

Osceola County Historical Society & Pioneer Center Museum
http://www.flamuseums.org/fam/flamuseums/pages/241.htm


Seminole County GenWeb
http://www.flgenhistonline.com/counties/seminole/semdex.html

Subscribe to the Seminole County Mailing list at RootsWeb

Seminole County Historical Society
http://members.tripod.com/~UNX3/seminolecounty.html


Volusia County GenWeb
http://www.flgenhistonline.com/counties/flagvol/volusia/volusia.html

Subscribe to the Volusia County Mailing list at RootsWeb

Volusia-Flagler Council of Genealogical Societies http://www.rootsweb.com/~flvcgg/programs/programs.htm


Newsletters & Mailing Lists for Central Florida

Learn more about Central Florida history --
Subscribe to the Central Florida mailing list at RootsWeb


And just for fun!  

Florida Treasure Hunt - Unclaimed Property Search

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