Genealogical Society of Broward County

Welcome Everyone!

The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) welcomes you to our website.

Dedicated to helping others in their search of family genealogy and history.

“We are here to help you find your ancestors”


GSBC is holding "Hybrid" meetings in the library!

GSBC will be hosting "Hybrid" meetings at the Alvin Sherman Library, starting from the open lab, monthly meeting and program on April 16, 2023. Our new meeting format allows for both in-person and online virtual participation.The Alvin Sherman Library is open to the public, however, it is strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing while in the NSU Libraries. For information on hours, directions, parking and more, please  click here. You can also visit the Genealogical Collection, which is located on the fourth floor. 

 GSBC Celebrating 56 Years!

Experience the Excitement Firsthand! Join us at our free "Hybrid" Program, where the speaker will be physically present and the event will be broadcasted via Zoomallowing you to join us from anywhere. 

Don't miss out on this new and exciting event and help us spread the word!

Pam Ricciardi Paschke

Sunday, June 11, 2023 

Probate Documentation:

Don’t Overlook Valuable

Information on Your Ancestors!

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Prior to the program ​In-Person Only: 
  • 12:00pm to 1:15pm — Open Lab A, 2nd Floor 
  • 01:30pm to 2:00pm — GSBC General Meeting with a members only prize drawing 
Note: In-person GSBC events are held at the Alvin Sherman Library at the Nova Southeastern University Campus)Program: Hybrid, In-person and via Zoom
Program: Hybrid, In-person and via Zoom
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm — Pam Ricciardi Paschke will be present (Room 2053) while the event will be broadcasted via Zoom

Probate documentation can be a goldmine of information on a decedent and his family. However, have you searched for your ancestor in a neighbor’s estate file? Examples from Florida and elsewhere in 18th and 19th centuries will demonstrate what information can be gleaned on the decedent and neighbors involved during the probate process. Get inspired to explore probate records with a new perspective.

   Speaker Pam Ricciardi Paschke has been researching for over forty years. She speaks at national, regional, and local levels on DNA, Italian research, and other genealogical topics. She is the author of The South Precinct of Dutchess County New York 1740-1790 and many genealogical articles, and serves as administrator for five FTDNA projects. Pam is the current treasurer of the Association of Professional Genealogists.


     Registration Required:          

          Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/jun112023/event/registration

        Step 2:  After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar.



Email Kimberli Kidd <> or Sarah Divine 

Call 954-262-5477 or Toll-Free 1-800-541-6682 ext. 5477 The Alvin Sherman Library Research, and Information Technology Center.


As a membership benefit, we are happy to inform you that the genealogical event will be recorded and made exclusively available to members of GSBC.

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 Proud member of  the National Genealogical Society (NGS)

 Proud member of  the Florida State Genealogical Society (FLSGS)





GSBC is a 501c3 not for profit organization

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GSBC hopes to continue to develop new and interesting areas for you to search your family history.
Suggestions and comments are appreciated from anyone who might have thoughtful insight that could help
us help others in their pursuit of family history or research. 
Become a member to enhance your research and help others along the way.