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Time Change
Sunday, March 10
Time Change
2:00 am to 12:00 pm
Set Clock Forward
 
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!" 


Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors
Sunday, March 10
Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pam Vestal will be presenting via Zoom or join us at the Alvin Sherman Library on the big screen!

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

12:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only

1:15 pm Break (15-minute)

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

2:00 — 3:00 Program: Choose how to attend this Hybrid meeting with Q & A, in-person (Room 2053) viewing the speaker on the big screen or via Zoom.

 

Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors 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 genealogist at Generations Genealogy, specializes in Family History Research. Published in top genealogy journals, including the National Genealogical Society Magazine, she's a seasoned speaker at conferences nationwide. Formerly a professional writer, Pam's interest in genealogy was sparked by her daughter's curiosity about her husband's family. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Pam emphasizes the value of diverse genealogical affiliations. Her work, evolving from a hobby, took a profound turn when she helped a woman heal from a family tragedy through ancestral discovery.

 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/mar032024/event registration

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

Zoom 

     Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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 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.




How to Share Your Family Story With AI-Assisted Tools
Sunday, April 21
How to Share Your Family Story With AI-Assisted Tools
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spearker Daniel Horowitz will be in-person for this event!

Join GSBC for an insightful session in Lab A at the Alvin Sherman Library. Get research tips and personalized assistance, followed by socializing and light refreshments.

 

Computer Lab https://nova.libcal.com/event/11789011

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

1:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person

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

 

Explore digital options for collecting, storing, preserving, and sharing research in the digital age. Discover tools, from capture devices to the internet, for storing text, images, videos, documents, and sound. Whether through physical products or online platforms, learn to publish privately or publicly, controlling access levels. Embrace collaboration or maintain complete control over your shared material. Utilize user-friendly tools for setting up websites, blogs, wikis, or other means of information dissemination. Today, a myriad of options exist to ensure the enjoyment, contribution, and continuation of your work by future generations. 

 

Daniel Horowitz: Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. He was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for 10 years, now is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects, and holds a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 Daniel has been working at MyHeritage liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world.

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: gsbcfl/apr212024/event registration

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.




FamilySearch and Ancestry: Do I Need to Use Both?
Sunday, May 5
FamilySearch and Ancestry: Do I Need to Use Both?
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hybrid Event: Speaker Tamara Hallo will be in-person and via Zoom!

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com, genealogy's giants, are compared in this exploration. Do you really need both? Discover the unique offerings of each as we put these two major platforms to the test.

 

Tamara Hallo, a seasoned genealogist with 25+ years of experience and a Master of Library Science degree, is a certified researcher from Boston University. She completed the 18-month ProGen genealogy study program and specialized courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Academy, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Tamara, a former president of the Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, passionately explores her roots across various states and countries. Her genealogical journey began over 15 years ago, inspired by a family history binder. GSBC members appreciate her insightful presentations.

 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.




TBA
Sunday, June 9
TBA
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dr. Ramona La Roche will be in-person for this event.

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

1:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person

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

 
Program Topic: TBA (To be announced)

 

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. LaRouche, 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.

 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.




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

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

1:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person

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

 

Kim Weismantle, a Davie native and Education Director at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, holds a Masters in Public History from Florida State University. Since 2013, she's passionately shared Davie's history through exhibits and programs, hosting 5000+ students annually. Kim, awarded the Cooper C. Kirk Award for "Images of America: Davie" in 2021, is also a Broward County Historic Preservation Board member, dedicated to researching west Broward's 20th-century history.

Kim Weismantle, a Davie native and Education Director at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, holds a Masters in Public History from Florida State University. Since 2013, she's passionately shared Davie's history through exhibits and programs, hosting 5000+ students annually. Kim, awarded the Cooper C. Kirk Award for "Images of America: Davie" in 2021, is also a Broward County Historic Preservation Board member, dedicated to researching west Broward's 20th-century history.

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.




Summer Break
Thursday, August 1
Summer Break
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
No Meeting 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)
     1:00 pm Open Computer Lab A: In-person only

     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

 

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!

 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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

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. 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.

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




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

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.

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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

Women in the Military in the World Wars.

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.

 

Registration Required:          

Step 1: Click this link: Please check back for registration link 

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

Zoom Technical Support: Email Sarah Divine sf787@nova.edu

 

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.