Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County

Winter Program - Ticket Sales Now Open

Winter Program details have been posted on the Calendar & Events Page. 
The date is Jauary 17th and pre-registration is required.

First Meeting of New Season!!

We will resume our regular programs on September, 13th,  a month earlier this year. The topics of the presentation will be both Dropbox and Evernote, tools our library volunteeres are now using.Over 80,000 pages of previously unindexed material has been scanned and is now searchable using Evernote. Come and learn how this can help you in your research. Our Surname file is now functional and we have uploaded files up to "S".  See the Calendar Page for more details. 


Our members range from the beginner who has just discovered an old box of Grandma’s letters and photos, to members who are accredited, professional genealogists. Both make use of our library, online resourcand share their experiences with other members.
We hold monthly meetings from September through May where experienced members share knowledge and techniques for discovering family history. We also schedule at least two special  programs during the year for more in depth learning.
We are serious about data. Our library reflects diverse interests and over the years we have amassed an extensive collection of over 15,000 books and other items, covering a very large range of genealogical and historical interests. An online catalog is available to search our holdings. Our database of local death notices and obituaries consists of almost 275,000 entries. Our index of local municipal cemeteries has over 65,000 local entries which dwarfs most other online resources. A complete online surname index to Ancestry, our quarterly journal with over 100,000 entries has also been posted.
In early 2014 we launched two new scanning projects. We started scanning the many unpublished and generally un-indexed family histories in our collection. By digitizing well over fifty binders of information so far, we have made it computer searchable saving researchers many hours of browsing. Even if you have searched our published holdings, this new format makes a another visit to our library worthwhile. The second project is scanning our 130,000+ surname card file. Brett Brown is making excellent progress and we have uploaded card images up to "S".
We hope you will realize the benefits in joining our society, whether your research is focused on Palm Beach County area, or some other part of the state, or country. Cruise our website, attend our meetings, read our publications, and generally get to know us, whether for a few weeks or several months. Check out our schedule of upcoming events, and then plan to take part whenever you have the opportunity. We look forward to having you as our newest member.
Carlos Ruth