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
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GEDmatch - A Free Tool to Get More from Your DNA Test to Trace Your Ancestry  (Special Interest Group)
Saturday, August 25
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Summit Room of the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System
Have you tested your autosomal DNA at one company only to find a person you would like to compare your results with tested at a different company, and you don't have a way to compare the results from two different companies?  GEDmatch is a free tool that you can use to compare your autosomal test results to those from anyone who has uploaded her or his autosomal raw data to GEDmatch and made the results available for comparison.  GEDmatch is by far the most popular "third-party" tool used by genetic genealogists.  We will discuss the various features GEDmatch has to offer (such as biogeographic tools), and invite those who have used GEDmatch to share their experiences using the GEDmatch.  Note: This meeting will be in the Summit Room and not the Multi-purpose room.

Library Will be Closed Labor Day  (Library Holiday Closings)
Monday, September 3
Enjoy the holiday week-end!!

Regular Members Meeting  (Society Events)
Saturday, September 8
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Summit Blvd. Library - Community Multi-Purpose Room
This meeting WILL be held at the Summit (Main) Library
Speaker: Cindy Taylor
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are, USA?  Information including basic websites and general genealogical information.

Library Will be Closed For Renovations  (Library Holiday Closings)
Monday, September 10 through Sunday, November 4
Summit Blvd.PBC Library
As a result of the Summit Blvd. PBC Public Library being closed for roof and HVAC replacement as well as  some interior renovation, our library will be forced to close for at least for the above period. Please check back at the end of October to verify the exact re-opening date to be certain that renovations are on schedule.

How to Map a Segment of Your DNA to a Specific Ancestor  (Special Interest Group)
Saturday, October 13
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Okeechobee Blvd Branch PBC Library, near FL Turnpike
We will continue our discussion of how to use your DNA to trace your family tree and find cousins.  This month we will explore how you can map a segment of your DNA to a specific ancestor.  As Blaine Bettinger explained in his book The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, “If test-takers Aaron and Brenda know that they share a segment on chromosome 7 in common, and trace that segment to their great-grandfather, Marshall, they can reasonably assume that segment on chromosome 7 came from their great-grandfather. Thus, when future genetic matches share that segment with them, they know to review their great-grandfather’s line in order to find a common ancestor.”  We will look at one tool for automating this task.  The tool is called DNA Painter.  It was developed by Jonny Perl, and it is free.  After the discussion on DNA Painter, we will widen the discussion to any genetic genealogy question for the remaining time.  Beginners welcome.

Regular Meeting - Family Photos in Time  (Society Events)
Saturday, October 13
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch PBC Public Library
Do you have a favorite photograph of an ancestor or family event? Wre are asking members to share a spacial photo at our October meeting. Please see the attached file for instructions on how to submit your photos.

Regular Members Meeting  (Society Events)
Saturday, November 10
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch PBC Public Library
Details to be announced.

Library Will be Closed Extended Thanksgiving Holiday  (Library Holiday Closings)
Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, January 21
We will be closing at 4:00PM on Tuesday and reopening at 10:00AM on Monday.

Library Will be Closed For Christmas & New Year Holidays  (Library Holiday Closings)
Monday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Tentative Dates
The library will close at 4:00PM on Firday the 21st and reopen on Wednesday the 2nd,at 10:00am.

Winter Program 2019  (Library Holiday Closings)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Embassey Suites, WPB


Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Date: January 19, 2019                           Time: 8:30 am through 4:00 pm
Place: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
Speaker: Diahan Southard
Topics:       1. Genetic Genealogy: A Get To Know You Guide
  1. Three Powerful Ways To Find Your Best Matches
  2. Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
  3. A Day Out With Your DNA
                 Members $25.00                      Non- members $50.00

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PO Box 17617 West Palm Beach, FL 33416
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Phone: (561) 616-3455
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