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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Free Access to Ancestry & MyHeritage

Ancestry extended their remote access until the end of June, 2021.  Residents still need a Palm Beach County Library Card to access it from home.
 
Society members continue to have free access MyHeritage by way of a submenu under the Members Only button. You will need your logon and password to access Members Only assets.


Library Now Open on Wednesday Evenings

                Effective 3 Feb 2021, Adam Davis, who is the Director, System Services, for the Palm Beach County Library System, has volunteered to open our GSPBC library each Wednesday night from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. If you have been wanting to come to the library, now you can!  Of course, all COVID-19 protocols for the Palm Beach Library System must be followed.
 
General Meetings are Resuming via Zoom
Next Meeting March 13th
My Interesting Female Ancestor
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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 42,000); and a surname index to Ancestry, our quarterly journal with over 100,000 entries.
 
By digitizing well over 500,000 pages  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.