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”


 Our Societies greatest concern is for the health and safety of our members, volunteers, guests and speakersDue to COVID-19 all in person meetings and labs are cancelled until further notice. 

The  Alvin Sherman Library is currently open to the general public. Face coverings and physical distancing are strongly encouraged in the NSU Libraries. For hours, directions, and more click hereVisit the Genealogical Collection located on the fourth floor. 

 GSBC Celebrating 55 Years!


   GSBC is thrilled to invites you to our free Virtual Webinar via Zoom...

  Join us from anywhere...

Sunday, October 2, 2022

DAR and Revolutionary Gunsmith Thomas Earl

1:30 pm General Meeting

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Program

Eastern Time via Zoom


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. 

   Speaker Nancy Wyman documented many generations of her family tree before discovering she had Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors. She will present the story of her genealogical journey and how that work was enriched by her DAR membership.  Of particular interest is one of her ancestors from Massachusetts – a gunsmith named Thomas Earle who built a rifle for George Washington.

   Presented by Nancy Wyman, GSBC Member, Current President of Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County, Past Regent of the Major William Lauderdale Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, which she joined in 2008. Nancy is a real estate agent. She especially loves helping others with their family trees.


Registration Required:

   Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/oct022022/event/registration

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


Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine or Jamie Segno 

Note:  This presentation will be recorded for members only and posted to the GSBC website.


At 1:30 PM, there will be a GSBC General Meeting, where a prize drawing will be held for members only.  The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm followed by questions and answers.



    In Person Only!

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Broward County Historic Preservation Board presents

 Pioneer Day (46th Anniversary) 

Honoring Broward's Pioneer Spirit

Wilton Manors (Celebrating 75th Anniversary)

Hagen Park Community Center

2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

12:00 am to 2:00 pm ET - In Person Only


Join us in-person on Saturday to Honor our very own GSBC Member, Carnell Gadson, former Vice-President and Program Chair 2018-2021 (3-1/2 years). Carnell came to Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida in 1976 from Steubenville, Ohio after serving on active duty in the United States Navy for 3.5 years.  While living in Florida, he served in the United States Naval Reserve Construction Battalion in Miami Lakes for 2.5 year! He worked for Bellsouth/AT&T from 1981-1988 and Broward County Government from 1989 to 2018. He retired on March 31, 2018.

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Daylight saving time 2022 in Florida will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13 and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6. All times are in Eastern Time.
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 Proud member of  the National Genealogical Society (NGS)

An organization dedicated to supporting genealogical societies and individual members.

 Proud member of  the Florida State Genealogical Society (FLSGS)

An organization dedicated to supporting genealogical societies and individual members





GSBC is a 501c3 not for profit organization

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