The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) welcomes you to our website.
Our efforts are dedicated to helping others in their search of family genealogy and history.
“We are here to help you find your ancestors”
Our Societies greatest concern is for the health and safety of our members, volunteers, guests and speakers. Due to COVID-19 all in person meetings and labs are still cancelled until further notice.
The Alvin Sherman Library is currently open to the general public. Masks and social distancing is required. Visit the Genealogical Collection located on the fourth floor. For library hours, directions and more click here.
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Attention: Time to set your clocks back!
JOIN us at 1:30 PM for our Social. There will be a Raffle for members only!
Program begins at 2:00 PM followed by questions and answers,
GSBC is thrilled to invites you to our free live webinar via Zoom.
Join us from anywhere!
Sunday, November 07, 2021
"The Censuses Create a History”
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
There is a massive amount of information on the federal censuses, especially if you follow one family, decade after decade. Additional data fields, such as the year of marriage and number of marriages, number of children born to a mother and number still living, immigration year and naturalization status, tongue (country of origin), schooling and do they rent or own their home, can provide a wealth of information. The presenter discusses how instructions given to the census takers can be important to interpreting information, explores questions about data reliability, and changes to the census over the decades. The end product of a family history narrative can come alive with data pulled from the census.
Gail Lewis is currently Education Chairman for the Longmont (Colorado) Genealogical Society. She teaches many classes with LGS as well as near her home in Arizona during the winter. A member of Find a Grave for almost 11 years, Gail runs workshops on this, as well as a variety of topics including genealogy for beginners and today's current topic on the census.
Registration Required: https://nova.libcal.com/event/7763202
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Handout and recording will be available for members only.
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GSBC hopes to continue to develop new and interesting areas for you to search for 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. Feel free to let us know