Genealogical Society of Broward County

Welcome Everyone!

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

We are dedicated to helping others in their search of family genealogy and history. 


GSBC meets monthly on the first Sunday of every month except when there is a holiday. 

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Visit our event page here: 

Events Located (unless specified) are held on the 2nd floor of the Alvin Sherman Library (ASL) on the Nova Southeastern Campus (NSU), 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Davie, FL 33314.  


“We are here to help you find your ancestors”

Celebrating 56 Years!

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Join us for a Free GSBC Workshop Course!

In-Person Only!


July 7, 2024 to August 11, 2024

Sundays, 12 Noon to 1:30pm

Introduction to Genealogy Course & Workshop

                       With Jen Hupf

‚ÄčA six-week genealogy course and hands-on workshop. Guided by a professional genealogist, you learn to refine research questions, conduct research, and analyze the information. The workshop sessions will be your time to work on YOUR genealogy, putting into practice what was learned during the classes. 

        July 7 Session 1:  Preparing and Choosing a Platform

      July 14 Session 2:  Creating a Research Question and Plan

      July 21 Session 3:  Hands-On Workshop - Creating a Research Question and Plan

      July 28 Session 4:  Research Process and Analysis

   August 4 Session 5:  Hands-On Workshop - Research Process and Analysis


Pre-Registration is Required:

Limited to the first 10 Registrants with a 5 person Wait List

For more information, registration and upcoming events, click here it will take you to our event page. 


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Join our free program... In-Person or Via Zoom

Uncover Davie's founding pioneers...

Enhance your skills using archival records and other genealogical recources!


Sunday, July 14, 2024

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cultivating Davie: Discovering a Community's Founders 

Speaker Kim Weismantle

Followed by Q & A


The Town of Davie is located in western Broward County in southeastern Florida. It was founded by hardy and determined farmers who came from around the world. Kim Weismantle highlights the early history of the town and uncovers the story of the town’s 'first' name, “Zona.” Using archival records and other genealogical resources, we can follow those first pioneers’ journey to the reclaimed land in the Everglades.

Kim Weismantleis a Davie native and the Education Director at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. After completing her Masters degree in Public History at Florida State University, she has shared the fascinating history of her hometown of Davie through exhibits and programming at the Old Davie School Historical Museum since 2013. These programs welcome over 5000 students each year to the Old Davie School as a part of the interactive Step Back in Time field trip program. Kim published “Images of America: Davie” in 2021 which was awarded the Cooper C. Kirk Award at the 47th annual Pioneer Day sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. Kim also serves as a member of the Broward County Historic Preservation Board.  She is dedicated to the ongoing research of west Broward during the twentieth century, including the natural environment of the Everglades frontier, the agricultural history, and the changing and growing community of Davie.



For more information, registration and upcoming events, click here it will take you to our event page then go to the July 14th program. 

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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 non profit organization

GSBC hopes to continue to develop new and interesting areas for you to search your family history.
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us help others in their pursuit of family history or research.
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