Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County

New Research Guides

Our library has just purchased two NEW guides from the publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy & History Magazine. Stop into the library and see how to re-ignite your research!
The first is "Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors" which includes the top sites for researching your Polish ancestors, strategies for successful Czech genealogical research, and additional resources and strategies for Slovak, Ukrainian, and Hungarian genealogy.
Sure to be popular is "Tracing Your Female Ancestors" which has tips on 25 websites to increase your success and tips covering women in the work force, Civil War, in photographs, and female ancestors prior to 1850. This resource also includes tips on tracing your African-American female ancestors, and finding information on divorce records.

Open Fridays Again

Our library is open Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM once again
We continue to be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


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.
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. Our catalog is available on this website to search our holdings. Our website contains databases of local death notices and obituaries (over 280,000); local municipal cemeteries (over 65,000); and a surname index to Ancestry, our quarterly journal with over 100,000 entries.
We have several projects in progress with well over 200,000 pages already scanned.  By digitizing these documents, we have made them 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.
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.