While the Brevard County Library system has been at the forefront of genealogy research for many years, with genealogy collections at the Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne libraries, starting today patrons will be able to access Ancestry Library Edition, free of charge at ALL seventeen library branches. Although this service was offered in the past, it fell victim to budget cuts. Due to the high demand from all of our patrons interested in researching their family history we were determined to bring it back to you as soon as possible, and here it is!!! Ancestry is the world’s most popular consumer genealogy resource and contains over seven thousand databases and 200 billion images. These databases cover individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia and more. Here you can unlock the story of your family with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos and maps, with new content being added daily.
|Brevard County Beach Day in the early 1900's|
from the collection of the Brevard Historical Commission
There will be no charge to access Ancestry. Patrons will need only a valid library card to logon to the public computers in the library.
For those interested in learning how to research their family further, the Brevard Genealogical Society will be offering a beginning genealogy class on Saturday, July 13 from 9:30am to 3 pm at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa. There is a $20 materials fee and pre-registration is required. For more information visit the BGS website at http://www.flbgs.org or call 633-1794.