Research Family History/Genealogy
Among 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.
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.
Popular Genealogy Websites:
- HeritageQuest Subscription site ONLY available in the Central Library and Reference Center in Cocoa