Genealogical Society of Broward County
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Finding Your World War I Ancestor

Welcome Everyone 
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.
Join us
Sunday, April 2, 2017
"Finding Your World War I Ancestor"
Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Computer Lab A & Room 2053
April 4, 2017 marks the centennial of the entry of the United States in the
“War to End all Wars”,
also  then known as the Great War,  and now known today as World War I. 
Doughboy was a popular term referring to a member of the
American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. 
More than 4 million people served in the Unites States Army,
Marine Corps, National Guard or other services.
Learn how to find information on your Doughboy ancestor using United States Draft Registration cards; military records (when available); burial and prisoner of war  records. We will also look at international records, women in the services and the impact of the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918.

Presenter: Nora Quinlan, Director of Reference and Instructional Library Services at the

NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

This program is part of a series of programs and exhibit  that are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm

Alvin Sherman Library, NSU -  2nd Floor,

Open Lab 12-1:15 pm - Computer Lab A
General meeting 1:30pm - Room 2053
Program begins at 2:00pm - Room 2053
African American SIG will meet on April 2nd at 3:30pm
Parking $1.00/hour - first floor of parking garage.
GSBC currently offers:
  • A friendly and enthusiastic group who are excited to build our society and assist you in researching your family history.
  • Monthly Programs of interest to the group
  • An extensive Genealogy Collection located on the 2nd floor of the Alvin Sherman Library
  • Computer lab - computers devoted to genealogical research
  • Research Assistance to help you get started
Explore our menu on the left of the web page to see all of the different things GSBC brings to both its members and all who may come to explore.  We hope to continue to develop new and interesting areas for you to search for your family history.
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