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Research Family History/Genealogy

Research Family History/Genealogy at Brevard County LibrariesAmong the 17 Brevard County Libraries, there are three with genealogy collections that are available to the public for in-library use during regular library hours.

The Titusville Public Library and the Melbourne Public Library both have genealogy rooms that are staffed by volunteers from the local genealogy societies at various times.

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The Central Brevard Library and Reference Center in Cocoa has the largest collection, which began in 1989 when the Brevard Genealogical Society was given room to house their materials. In 2002, the library received the entire contents of the genealogy collection amassed by Brevard Community College (now known as the Eastern Florida State College). The Central Brevard Library's genealogy department is staffed Monday through Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM and offers the assistance of an experienced genealogist. It is housed on the second floor of the library along with the Brevard County Historical Commission.

The collection includes the county's earliest newspapers as well as the early Brevard County Courthouse records. Materials from the library's collection are not available on interlibrary loan but are loaned to other branches within the system. The library also offers classes on various genealogical topics and hosts the Brevard Genealogical Society's extensive Beginning Genealogy Class. 

You may contact the Genealogy Department at (321) 633-1794.


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Printed Genealogy Resources

FileSizeUploaded on
Cocoa Tribune Death Index 45.27 KB09 Feb, 2017
Genealogy City Directory Collection 31.91 KB09 Feb, 2017
Genealogy Records on Microfilm 43.12 KB09 Feb, 2017
Genealogy Starter Kit PDF 263.08 KB09 Feb, 2017
Genealogy Starter Kit DOC 572.50 KB09 Feb, 2017

 

Popular Genealogy Websites:

  • HeritageQuest   Subscription site ONLY available in the Central Library and Reference Center in Cocoa

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Genealogy & Archives Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please call 321-633-1794 before visiting to make sure the Genealogy Department and staff will be available.
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