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Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27
"Celebrate Your Family Story"  (All)
The Virtual - Roots Tech Connect — Free Online Virtual Conference, hosted by FamilySearch.
Unlock your family's history and learn how to preserve the stories of your life. For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, your heritage and homelands — all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.
Registration required:

Sunday, March 7
"Social Media and Genealogy"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (ET)
This class covers how to use social media to help further your research and connect and share with family. Tamara will cover Facebook, blogs, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Presented by Tamara Hallo, MLS; Professional Genealogist
Registration required: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Family Tree Maker / GSBC Collaborative Live Class
Thursday, March 18
Family Tree Maker / GSBC Collaborative Live Class  (All)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A Live Class via Zoom (ET)

This program is presented by Mark Olsen who is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007.

This program is open to all levels of users (new beginners, advanced, etc.) and can also be used as a refresher course. Suitable for both MAC and Windows users.  There will be an extensive question and answer period. 

Registration required:

Sunday, April 11
"Genetics and Genealogy - Creating a Family History Narrative"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (EST)
In this presentation, Dr. Schmitt Lavin will provide an overview of work done by herself, her colleague Dr. James Doan and students while teaching this subject in an Honors course over the past 15 years. Ms. Abbas will then present highlights from her Honors thesis focusing on the central themes in her family’s narrative including the refugee experience in escaping from India to Pakistan during the Partition, and how this has aided in the process of her own self-discovery. Creating an
ethnographic memoir can serve as a guide to others who are looking to understand their own identity through exploration of their cultural and familial roots.
Presented by Ms. Feza Abbas, NSU Biology Student and Dr. Emily Schmitt Lavin, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Halmos College of Arts and
Sciences, Nova Southeastern University (NSU).
Please note this is the second Sunday of the month because April 4th is Easter Sunday

Sunday, May 2
"Stepping up your Game"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (EST)
Stepping up your game: Genealogical educational opportunities that you never heard about-mostly free. Presented by Mark Fearer,

Sunday, June 13
"Privacy, DNA, and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (EST)
Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member for taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)? Presented by Thomas MacEntee- is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with
the family history community.
Registration: Link will be provide, prior to meeting, please check back.
Please note this is the second Sunday of the month.  June 6th is NSU's Graduation Events.

Sunday, July 11
"Genealogical Pits I Have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them!"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (EST)
Genealogy is a great treasure hunt, but sometimes the clues are easy to misunderstand, or to miss altogether.  Learn to dodge eight obstacles that can get in your way. Here's your chance to learn from my mistakes without making them yourself! Presented by Pam Vestal professional genealogist and speaker from Oregon.
Please not this is the second Sunday of the month as July 4th is Independence Day.

Sunday, August 1
NO Meeting Summer Break  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 12
"Documenting the Troops: United States Military and Militia Records"  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Webinar (EST)
Presented by Dr. Josh Goodman, Ph.D., Archives Historian, State
Archives of Florida . 
More information will be available, please check back!

Sunday, October 3
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NSU Alvin Sherman Library Room 2053

Sunday, November 7
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GSBC Live Zoom Webinar (ET)

Sunday, December 5
TBD  (All)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NSU Alvin Sherman Library Room 2053