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”


We Are Back at the Library!

GSBC has returned to the Alvin Sherman Library! Check out more below and visit our Event page for detail information. Our new "Hybrid" format allows for both in-person and online virtual participation. For location, directions, parking and more, please  click here.

You can also visit the Genealogical Collection, which is located on the fourth floor. 

Celebrating 56 Years!

Events: Open Lab, Meeting & Social , Program.

GSBC is trilled to invites you to our

Free Virtual Webinar via Zoom... Join us  from  anywhere...

Sunday,October 1, 2023

United States and Canadian

Newspaper Research Strategies

With Speaker Thomas MacEntee


 Eastern Time  

Open Computer Lab and Social – In-Person Only* at the Alvin Sherman Library/NSU campus for directions, parking and more, please click here.(Followed by our program):

  • 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM — Open Lab A, 2nd Floor
  • 01:30 PM to 1:50 PM — Room 2053
  • 02:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Room 2053 Social & Program with refreshments

Program  – Hybrid  (You choose how to attend):

  • 02:00 PM to 3:00 PM —  Room 2053 or via Zoom
    • In-person* — Members & guests gather to socialize and view our presentation together on the big screen while enjoying light refreshments.
    • Via Zoom — Our speaker will be attending via Zoom. Please sign in a few minutes early to make sure your connection is working.

   Online newspaper resources are plentiful for United States and Canada research, finding the best websites and tools to collect data can be a treasure hunt. Learn how to find the best historic newspaper sites (free and paid) and how to properly capture images and text to improve your genealogical research. Topics include a review of best newspapers resources, free and fee; using Google Newspapers; capturing images and information; oft-neglected newspaper sections; extracting information and how to look for clues. This presentation is aimed with a beginner audience level, everyone will benefit from this entertaining and educational event.

   Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. He is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more! Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at


   Registration Required:

     Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/oct012023/event/registration  

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

Support: 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.


The nine page handout including the resource list has been posted! It will be accessible to all attendees in the chat area during the Zoom presentation. As a membership perk, this event will be recorded and both the video and handout will be available in the members only area of our website for future reference.

 Check any time zone: Time Zone Converter  This will help you schedule GSBC virtual meetings if attending from another state other than Florida.

Join or visit our Facebook group Receive updates about genealogical activities and our Society. You don't have to be a member of Facebook to visit our group, but Facebook requires you to be a member to post.

 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

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.