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
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Library Will be Closed For Renovations  (Library Holiday Closings)
Monday, September 10 through Sunday, November 11
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.

What Is so Special about X-DNA and Mitochondrial DNA in Family History Research?  (Special Interest Group)
Saturday, November 10
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Okeechobee Blvd Branch PBC Library, near FL Turnpike - NOTE LOCATION!
We have 23 pairs of chromosomes which we inherited from our parents.  One member of each pair came from our mother and the other from our father.  The 23rd pair is called the sex chromosomes.  In this pair women have two X chromosomes, so women always pass one X chromosome to their children.  In the 23rd pair men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.  Men pass either a Y or an X chromosome to their children.  We all have a different type of DNA called mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).  While both men and women have mtDNA, it is only passed from mother to child.  As a result, we all have our mother’s mtDNA and not our father’s.  These special inheritance characteristics of X-DNA and mtDNA offer both opportunities and challenges to those wishing to use them in their family history research.  We will discuss these opportunities and challenges.

Regular Meeting: "Honoring Our Family Veterans"  (Society Events)
Saturday, November 10
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch PBC Public Library
In honor of Veterans Day, we invite you to share photos and stories about your family members who have served in the military.  If you are interested in participating in this presentation, please email GSPBC Public Relations Secretary Shirley Bergman at our "Contact Us" tab no later than October 15, 2018.
We will also show you how to honor the veterans in your family with "Memorial Pages" on   

Library Will be Closed Extended Thanksgiving Holiday  (Library Holiday Closings)
Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25
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  (Society Events)
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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Limited Seating so register Early!!

Must be registered by January 11, 2019

                                                              No refunds after January 11, 2019
Pre-Register (with payment) to: Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
PO Box 17617 West Palm Beach, FL 33416
Please Memo: Winter Program
Phone: (561) 616-3455
Seating is limited, so do not delay. Price includes Lunch.