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 33406
(561) 616-3455
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach
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What's New

Woodlawn Cemetery Update & Upgrade - Some section or block numbers were missing from the original posting. Most of those have now been added and the work continues to correct the few remaining. For the past year or so we have been adding photos of the headstones for the individuals buried in the cemetery as well as links to Find-A-Grave. We have also been adding burials that have taken place since since the Woodlawn book was published.  The project continues....3/1/5/18 Links to Find-A-Grave have been added to the website for all the main  Woodlawn Cemetery and the Jewish Section residents. The North Section remains to be done. Well over 4,000 headstone photos have been added to the main Woodlawn Cemetery and additinal photos are being added weekly.


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.