Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 17617
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
Library Location:
3650 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
(561) 616-3455
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach
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Photo Gallery Added


Check out the pictures from the Genealogy Fair and Open House by clicking on "Photo Album" in the column to the left.


George G. Morgan Winter Program Speaker


George G. Morgan​ is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars.
 
He is the co-host of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy Guys Podcast,​ with thousands of listeners around the globe. He is also an instructor for the Ancestory Academy at Ancestry.com.
 
George is the prolific award-winning author of hundreds of articles for magazines, Journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and online sites internationally.  His twelfth book, the fourth edition ​How to Do Everything: Genealogy,​ was released in January 2015.  He has won writing awards from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.  He co-authored the book, Advanced Genealogy research Techniques, which has been a runaway bestseller in the genealgical community.  He is a regular writer for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Family Tree Magazine, Internet Genealogy, and Your Genealogy Today​ (formerly Family Chronicle).
 
He is a member of the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library and Chairman of the committee to promote their Florida History and Genealogy Library, one of the finest in the Southeastern U.S.  He lives in Odessa, Florida.
 
Our next Winter Program will be 28 January 2017.  George G. Morgan will be our speaker for the day. See the Events for details.
 


Welcome


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 resources and 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.