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Introduction to Genealogy Workshop Course
Sunday, July 7 through Sunday, August 11
Introduction to Genealogy Workshop Course
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Alvin Sherman Library on the Nova Southeastern University Campus, in Computer Lab A on the 2nd Floor.  

 Introduction to Genealogy Workshop CourseA special GSBC event: a six-week, in-person only, Introduction to Genealogy course. This free course & hands-on workshop is guided by a Jen Hupf a professional genealogist and offers a comprehensive learning experience combining instructional classes with individual hands-on workshop sessions.

You will learn to refine your research questions, conduct thorough genealogical research, and analyze the information you gather. The workshop sessions provide dedicated time to work on YOUR genealogy, allowing you to apply the techniques and knowledge gained from the classes.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants to ensure personalized attention, and upon completion, you will receive a GSBC certificate. Pre-registration is required. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey to uncover your family's history with expert guidance.

Course Schedule:

  • July 07, Session 1: Preparing and Choosing a Platform Once registered you will receive a handout and instructions on how to prepare for this workshop course.
  •  July 14, Session 2: Creating a Research Question and Plan
  •  July 21, Session 3: Creating a Research Question and Plan Hands-On Workshop
  •  July 28, Session 4: Research Process and Analysis
  •  August 04 Session 5: Research Process and Analysis Hands-On Workshop
  •  August 11, Session 6: Technology in Genealogy

Jen Hupf of Jen’s Genealogy is a Broward County resident who became interested in genealogy more than 30 years ago when looking for her grandmother’s ancestors. After a career in software development, Jen now does genealogy full-time with Jensgenealogy.com. She completed the Boston University Genealogical Research program and is currently working to obtain the Certified Genealogist accreditation. Memberships include the Genealogical Society of Broward County, Florida State Genealogical Society, Connecticut Society of Genealogists, American Ancestors, United Empire Loyalists of Canada, National Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Registration Required: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12669876



Cultivating Davie: Discovering a Community's Founders
Sunday, July 14
Cultivating Davie: Discovering a Community's Founders
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free — Hybrid Event: Speaker Kim Weismantle will be in-person and via Zoom!

 

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

12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person Register here to reserve a seat: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12669876

1:30 pm Meeting & Social with light refreshments Room 2053, in-person

2:00 — 3:00 Program: Hybrid, in-person or via Zoom with Q & A

Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12146927After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 

 

 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 Weismantle, is 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.

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.




Sunday, August 4
Introduction to Genealogy Workshop Course & Workshop & Summer Break Infomation
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Attention:  
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 PM: The "Introduction to Genealogy with Jen Huph" workshop will continue as scheduled:
  •  August 04 Session 5: Research Process and Analysis Hands-On Workshop
  •  August 11, Session 6: Technology in Genealogy
​​Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM: The Members Social and Program — canceled due to our "Summer Break.
 



After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
Sunday, September 8
After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Time: All times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)
     12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12294807

     1:30 pm General Meeting & Social with light refreshments Room 2053, in-person only

     2:00 — 3:00 Program: Hybrid, in-person or via Zoom with Q & A. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12294895. After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 

 

Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.  Topics include The Perils of Inaction: Lost Genealogy, Basic Planning and Data Successorship, Working with Societies, Libraries and Archives, Technology to the Rescue, and Best Practices for Genealogy Future Proofing.

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 GenealogyBargains.com!

 

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.




Sunday, October 6
GSBC Heirloom Show & Tell
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Time: All times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)
     12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12299945

     1:30 pm General Meeting & Social with light refreshments Room 2053, in-person only

     2:00 — 3:00 Program: Hybrid, in-person or via Zoom with Q & A. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12300021. After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 

GSBC Members Show & Tell: Family Heirlooms

Celebrate Family History Month by sharing a family heirloom during our regular monthly meeting. We invite you to share heirlooms and the stories behind them passed down in your family. Make family history come alive!  

A family heirloom can be anything that has been passed down from an earlier generation, and it doesn’t have to be what we think of as an heirloom. Some are treasures in the most literal sense, valuable antiques that could sell for many thousands of dollars. Others have strictly sentimental value, but the fact that they’re not worth much money doesn’t make them any less beloved. Family heirlooms can be many generations old, or a more recent item inherited from a parent or grandparent that will be passed along in the future. Most importantly, family heirlooms conjure memories of the special people who passed them along to us. 

Heirlooms can include jewelry, timepieces, furniture, recipes, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, Bibles and other books, military memorabilia, quilts, collections, home or land deeds or photographs, wedding gowns and other vintage clothing, cedar chests or hope chests or trunks, musical instruments, photos or wedding albums, yearbooks, kitchenware, handiwork, embroidered linens, art, or written stories. 

Please register to attend in-person or online via Zoom. https://gsbcfl.org/ To participate by bringing an item or submitting a photo of the item to display and discuss, please complete & submit the online GSBC Heirloom Participation Form by September 15, 2024.  (Note: No appraisals, no buying or selling, just a fun time.)

This program offers a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to our family's legacy and establish fresh connections with fellow history enthusiasts. I'm hopeful that this event will kindle our imaginations, unveil the unique stories within our family histories and offer our members and guests some valuable tips and insights during the Q & A

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.




Time Change
Sunday, November 3
Time Change
2:00 am
Set Clocks Back ~ Eastern Standard Time Begins

 

Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour  before you go to bed on Saturday night, Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) ends!

Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Begins on Sunday,

November 03, 2024, at 2:00 AM

 

On this day, we "Fall Back" one hour, so enjoy the extra hour of sleep! 

 

Stay punctual and enjoy the extra sleep!



DNA Testing: Making Sense of the Choices
Sunday, November 3
DNA Testing: Making Sense of the Choices
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pam Ricciardi Paschke will be live in-person and via Zoom
Time: All times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)
     12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12302784

     1:30 pm General Meeting & Social with light refreshments Room 2053, in-person only

     2:00 — 3:00 Program: Hybrid, in-person or via Zoom with Q & A. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12302813. After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 

 

DNA matching can significantly enhance your genealogical research. If you are contemplating testing, how do you Decide from the Numerous Alternatives? Or maybe you’ve tested but don’t know if another site might be a better fit for your needs. Come listen in as we compare and contrast the features and tools of the major testing sites – information you can use to ensure you are accessing the best databases and “tools” to further your research goals. And bring your questions!

Pam Ricciardi-Paschke has been researching genealogy for over forty years. She serves as administrator for five Family Tree DNA projects; authored a book on colonial Dutchess County, New York, and numerous genealogical articles; and speaks to national, regional, and local groups on DNA and other genealogy topics. Her article "The Fuller Family of Redenhall, Norfolk, England: Initial Report on the Fuller Big Y DNA Project" was featured in the Mayflower Descendant journal in 2022.

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.




Women in the Military in the World Wars
Sunday, December 1
Women in the Military in the World Wars
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Annette Burke Lyttle Hybrid not in-person via Zoom - on the big screen and virtual
Time: All times are listed as Eastern Time (ET)
     12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only. Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12302864

     1:30 pm General Meeting & Social with light refreshments Room 2053, in-person only

     2:00 — 3:00 Program: Hybrid, in-person or via Zoom with Q & A.

Register here: https://nova.libcal.com/event/12302936. After registering you will receive a confirmation link to join the webinar 

 

Thousands of women served in and with the United States military in the Great War. Over 150,000 women served in the Army in World War II. Women's military service in this time period helped change expectations and perceptions about women's role outside the home. Learn about their pioneering wartime service and how to find records for the women in your family who served.

 

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the international, national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Intermediate Foundations course and the Writing the Stories of Our Ancestors course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette leads Best Practices Study Groups for a number of organizations, providing in-depth education on the genealogical research process in an interactive setting. She is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.

 

 

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.