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: 

Located 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!

GSBC invites you to our free monthly events


Location: Alvin Sherman Library on the Nova Southeastern Campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Davie, FL 33314


Time: All times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)


In-person only: Registration Recommended click this link  Then click the Blue & white button at the bottom where it says Begin Registration.

  • 12:00 pm — Computer Lab A: Personalized Assistance, Share Tips & Tour Collection
  • 1:30 pm — Room 2053: Meeting & Social with light refreshments, in-person
Hybrid Presentation (In-person or via Zoom)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 — Room 2053: Hybrid Program
Note: At the top of the page, there is a a blue bubble button with white words "In Person" that doesn't do anything, then it says 
  • Click on Begin Registration below to register for in-person attendance. (Scroll way down to the bottom to find it!
  • Click HERE to register for Zoom. After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 
Last-Minute Decisions: Feel free to join us in-person as a walk-in. We value your participation and strive to make our events accessible to everyone.


12 pxSunday, June 09, 2024

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Discoveries in Freedmen’s

Military Records

Speaker Dr. Ramona La Roche

Followed by Q & A


The Freedmen's Bureau, established by Congress in 1865 was responsible for the supervision and management of all matters relating to the refugees and freedmen and lands abandoned or seized during the Civil War. The Bureau established a wealth of records which provide practical research tools for genealogy and family history researchers. Learn some of the many resources available in these rich military records. 


Dr. Ramona La Roche, a Ph.D. in Cultural Heritage Informatics, is the Cultural Heritage Informaticist/Librarian Supervisor at the Broward County African American Research Library. With diverse expertise in galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and Digital Humanities projects, she specializes in South Carolina Gullah, Florida, Caribbean, and African diasporic historical research. Dr. La Rouche, a seasoned Cultural Heritage Informatics Specialist, focuses on content development, academic/art education, digital literacy, and virtual instruction. Additionally, she serves as a divergent education specialist, providing DEI training for faculty and staff.


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


For more information and upcoming events visit our website:


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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.
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.