Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County
Trace your Jewish roots and discover your family's unique history

May 19 Meeting - 10:30 at Alvin Sherman

April 14 Meeting - 10:30 am at Alvin Sherman


CANCELLATION - March 17 Meeting


Special Event: Sunday, Feb 18 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Special In-person Event with Family Tree Maker

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Nova Southeastern University

Huizenga School of Business

Knight Auditorium, 3301 College Ave, Davie, FL


1) Getting the Most Out of Family Tree Maker: Learn how to start and build your family tree using Family Tree Maker with its easy-to-use tree building features and tools. Mark Olsen will demonstrate Family Tree Maker from installation to customizing and clicking in the right places to really open the doors to new possibilities.

2) Family Tree Maker: The Road Ahead with exciting news for the near future. Learn about the most recent additions to Family Tree Maker and see some of the exciting new collaboration and multimedia capabilities that are coming. Duff will teach us about the vision of Family Tree Maker and show some very cool new features that are coming soon!

Duff Wilson, Executive Director of Family Tree Maker, is considered by many as the father of modern Family Tree Maker, having been involved in the design of every edition since 2004. He has two decades of software design and development experience and has earned national awards for his work.


Mark Olsen 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.

Co-sponsored by Genealogical Society of Broward County, Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County, Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami.

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Sunday, February 18 - SAVE THE DATE!

We are tentatively placing our February 11 Research Group Meeting ON HOLD - and we ask you to instead clear your calendar for the afternoon of February 18.
We have been asked to participate in a surprise event presented by the genealogy software leader, Family Tree Maker, which we will be co-hosting with other local genealogy societies.
Watch this space for details - coming soon!

January 28 Meeting - 10:30 am at Alvin Sherman

December 17 Meeting - 10:30 am at Alvin Sherman


Share Your Story

 Whether in person at our monthly meetings or in writing as a submission to Family Gatherings, our monthly newsletter, we'd love to hear your story.

If you'd like to submit an article or story of interest to Jewish genealogists for possible inclusion in Family Gatherings, please contact


Hitting a Brick Wall?

OR, do you want to share a breakthrough?  We're here to help.  Member volunteers with a broad range of understanding and experience are available for consultation the first 30 minutes of every JGSBC monthly meeting.  If you've had research success, please share your methodology with our group.  Your experience may help someone else!

Speaker's Bureau

Are you interested in having a speaker from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County speak to your organization? Whether you're a synagogue, social group, club or school, Jewish genealogy is a popular topic for all age groups.

Contact the JGSBC Speakers Bureau at to discuss designing or scheduling a talk.


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