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”

Celebrating 56 Years!

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead
1 hour on Saturday night, before you go to bed!
Daylight Saving Time Begins
on Sunday, March 10, 2024
at 2:00 AM
"Spring Forward!" 

Ready for another day packed with interactive sessions and valuable insights, it’s free with GSBC!

Join us in-person for all activities like our open lab, social , program and Q&A’s. You will have the opportunity to meet speaker Pam Vestal in the Room or catch her on Zoom!


Agenda: Times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)

  • 12:00 pm — Dive into our in-person only Open Computer Lab on the 2nd Floor, Lab A. Connect with fellow members, share tips and get assistance with your genealogical research!
  • 1:15 pm — Enjoy a 15-minute break to network, grab refreshment and explore resources
  • 1:30 pm — Head to Room 2053 to mingle with our speaker and fellow enthusiasts. Plus, don't miss the members' only prize drawing!
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm — Immerse yourself in our Hybrid Program with our speaker Pam Vestal in Room 2053 or via Zoom accessibility. Get ready for an interactive Q&A session, your questions are welcome both in-person and virtually!

Hybrid Program:

Sunday, March 10, 2024

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors

Followed by Q & A’s


Topic: For most of recorded time, women didn't leave much of a paper trail, but they still had remarkable stories to tell. Although it may appear that they haven't left any documents behind, deeper research into underutilized records will often lead to a better understanding of the women in our family trees. In this talk, we'll explore a variety of records, and also look at local history, the law, politics, and the cataclysmic events that confronted them to help us bring their hidden stories to light.


Pam Vestal, a Portland-based at Generations Genealogy, specializes in Family History Research and is published in top genealogy journals. As a seasoned speaker, she’s a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, emphasizing diverse affiliations. Formerly a writer, Pam’s interest in genealogy stemmed from her daughter’s curiosity. Her work, took a profound turn when she helped a woman heal from a family tragedy through ancestral discovery.


Register for each separately — Choose how you want to attend:

Click here for In-Person:


Click here for Zoom : gsbcfl/mar032024/event registration 

Note: After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 


Support: Email: Sarah Divine or Kimberli Kidd or Call: 954-262-5477 or Toll-Free 1-800-541-6682 ext. 5477, the Alvin Sherman Library Research, and Information Technology Center


Last-Minute Decisions: Feel free to attend in-person as a walk-in. We value your participation and our goal is to make our meetings and programs accessible to everyone.


As a membership benefit, we are pleased to inform you that our program will be recorded and made available exclusively on our website to members of GSBC. Additionally, any handout will be uploaded to our website for members to access.

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

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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

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.