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
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A blog spot run by Bob Davidson, retired Palm Beach County Public Librarian with an interesting collection of articles on Palm Beach County and its residents.
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If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, click on this link to download a FREE copy of the software needed to read PDF files on this website.
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The largest collection of online genealogical information anywhere. There is a sizable amount that is available for free but, much of it is available by subscription only. Access to the Ancestry Library Edition is available from our library. It has access to billions of records including census data, vital records, city directories, and much more. Ancestry is an excellent resource for international records including naturalization records and passenger lists. It also has more than 60 million family trees.
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This blogger is a current or former employee of the two biggest genealogy organizations in the country. This blog offers straight talk and in-depth analysis on both. News you can't get elsewhere.
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A short video on the growth of the United Stateswith heavy reliance on an automated maps of the U.S.
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Website has an interactive map that shows the historical county boundaries of all 50 states, Choose a specific date to determine the boundaries for a given date.
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Cocoa, FL
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Parkland, FL
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The B. Y. U. collection of over 38,000 digitized genealogies and family histories and gazetteers HAS BEEN MOVED TO: Family Search which is where this link will take you.
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This Brigham Young University site has moved to Family Search. However this link will take you to the Family Search/books page.
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Castle Garden was the New York immigrant processing center before Ellis Island. Over 11 million people were processed between 1820 and 1892. Each record provides the person's name, age, arrival date, port of departure, place of last residence, and more.
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All graves have photos with GPS location. Indexed on Family Search
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Over 112 million grave records, many with photos.
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Orlando, FL
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An internet-based searchable database of American newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. The directory of newspapers published in the U.S. since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them. A record shows the title, the geographic area it covered, frequency of publication, succeeding titles, and libraries that own it. You can also check to see if the newspaper has been digitized through Google Archives.
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A database of 6.3 million names of soldiers from both sides. Names are linked to regimental histories and short histories of battles.
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The Enrique de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy was acquired by Florida International University in 2012 and includes 17th and 18th century books, handwritten and typed letters, long out-of-print publications and much more relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy collected over four decades. The online collection of select materials, digitized by the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, makes thousands of unpublished family genealogies and manuscripts available for research online. Many additional Cuban and Caribbean materials are available at the FIU Green Library and at the University of Miami library.
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A huge categorized and cross-referenced directory of sites useful for genealogical research.
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Ability to search the entire DAR library catalog
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This link provides links to various types of death indexes from every state in the United States. Some link to cemeteries, newspapers, while some are free,others are subscription sites.
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This index is a masive set of links to more than 145,00 online digital books in a variety of formats. Site includes more than 2,000 reference books and 15,000 volumes on North American history. There is also an alphabetical list of categories to assist in browsing.
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The Charles F. Heartman Manuscripts of Slavery Collection consists of over 4000 pieces dating from 1724 to 1897, and relate directly to the social, economic, civil, and legal status of enslaved Negroes and Free People of Color in Louisiana an especially in New Orleans. This collection also includes some South Carolina and Virginia records. The manuscripts are written in French, Spanish, and English.
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The National Archives provides links to the websites of all 50 state archives as well as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact. Eas state is different in the type of resources you can access online, but most provide an overview of what is available and how they can help you
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A great way to share files with other genealogists or for you to access your own files, either genealogical or all your files, from any computer with internet access.
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Converted from a newsletter to a blog in 2004. Dick Eastman has a background in computers so you'll find helpful articles on genealogy, computing, and software, plus genealogy industry news and events.
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Free searches, no subscription required. Between 1892 and 1924, 22 million people entered the country through Ellis Island.
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Family Tree Maker is the most popular genealogy software on the market today. It links to Ancestry.com to import your data without having to keyboard into your tree. Documents can also be scanned into the program and attached to one or more individuals.This should not be considered an endorsement of the program but posted as a convenience to our members.
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This is a link to their Introduction page; a good place to learn more about this increasingly popular tool. Evernote is similar to Dropbox but with some different features. This link will provide a basic introduction to this popular tool. It also offers a web reader and web clipper to eliminate most of the ads when printing a web page.
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The research website of the LDS Church (Mormons). This site includes access to online classes, resource listings for African-American, Jewish, and Hispanic research. Guides for all fifty states and many foreign countries are also available on this site. Free maps and forms may be downloaded as well. Family Search provides access to billions of records from around the world with new records being added each month. You can also order microfilm from the library's catalog and have it sent to our library (we are and affiliate library) to review.
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Access to millions of grave records. Since anyone can contribute records, some have more information than others. One record may just have name and dates, while another may have pictures of the deceased while another may have a list of family members etc. There is a link to the e-mail address of the person who submitted the record to contact for further information.
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The library has scanned over one million pages of historic Florida newspapers including military, ethnic, and the Goza-Mickler collection which includes articles about Florida from non-Florida newspapers that were published during 1762-1885. You can browse a map of Florida and click on an area to find the title of the paper published in that area.
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Florida Memory provides online access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in Florida's history. Explore the state's rich history through over 170,000 photographs, full-length films on a variety of Florida subjects, and over 1500 sound recordingsof music, oral histories, and 50 years of th florida Folk Festival. This site also provides access to archival collections of land grants, family papers, veterans' records, and church records.
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The Archives maintains a extensive collection of genealogical reference materials. The Genealogical Collection consists of a 10,000-volume library of sourcebooks, including family, state, county and local histories. The collection also contains immigration lists; church, cemetery and military records; genealogy journals and reference books; and a wide variety of other published sources.
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Some links to articles helpful to the person just getting started in their search for their family history.
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"Simplifies searching for our ancestors by identifying and linking to the freely available digitized American biographies, genealogies, and history books." Those are their own words and the site is searchable by several criteria.
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George Morgan and Drew Smith use this blog to publish notes from their free podcasts and videocasts. They answer questions from listeners, interview new product developers and genealogy event organizers.
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Short bursts of information to provide genealogical research help.
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A site where you can search for books on any subject, but especially valuable when searching for genealogy related books in the public domain.
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HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. Collection is 10,000,000+ volumes consisting of over 5,000,000 titles.
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Access available through the PBC library website or our own library; a PBC library card required. H. Q. is an excellent source of American genealogical records with coverage dating back to the 1700s. The collection focuses on six major data sets: U. S. Federal Census, family and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set.
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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County's mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Palm Beach County. The Society maintains a large library on the history of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Caribbean. The Society's archives, which include nearly two million photographic images, maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, and research files, maintain an active research facility.
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An an excellant genealogical collection with a very knowledgable stalff.
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This site finds old and abandoned websites with its "Wayback Machine" located top dead center. The site also has a large number (thousands) of digitized genealogy books that are in the public domain, downloadable for free in a variety of formats. The site is not genealogy specific, so genealogy is mixed in with many other topics.
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