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

Introduction

 
 
 
Library Re-opens on May 3rd.  Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Due to health considerations, we are not accepting donations of physical asstes (books, magazines, etc.) at ths time.
 
The GSPBC library will re-open Monday through Thursday, between 10:00am and 4:00pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, starting April, 5th. You can request a two hour block of time  via email to: ancestry@gensocofpbc.org with your name, phone number, and preferred date and time. We will confirm the appointment via email and may follow-up by phone to obtain additional information to make your time more productive. With an appointment you are will be able to research on the computer and use the books.  Limited research assistance is available as social distance is still needed. 
 
 
The first time you click on LIBRARY CATALOG please click on and read the "How to Search" link. These two steps will make you searching much more productive .
 
The library is a critical part of our mission. Our goal is to make the library as “patron friendly” as possible and to have every patron find the information for which they visited the library, or at least learn something useful.  We continually remove technically outdated resources that are available in newer formats, including the internet. We are open Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Check our calendar for special dates that we will be closed.
 
Additional resources in our library include:
Over 80,000 pages of unpublished documents, many are family histories, have been scanned and can be searched electronically in our library.  Our volunteers are very willing to assist you, just ask.
 
Our four patron computers  have been upgraded to cable internet connectivity for maximum performance when accessing our information subscriptions on the internet.  The library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition, American Ancestors (NEHGS), Newspapers.com, Fold3, My Heritage and others, through which we can access censuses, the Social Security Death Index, immigration lists, Civil War records, WWI draft registration cards, etc.
 
All of the unindexed family histories and vertical files have been digitized and can now be searched via computer, saving many hours of browsing. This makes these histories much more usable. These resources are only available at the library and not on the internet.