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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Tracing Your Surname and Paternal Line Using Y-DNA  (Special Interest Group)
Saturday, June 23
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room of the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System
Do you want to trace your father's, father's...father's line?  Y-DNA traces only that line.  Perhaps you have your Y-DNA test results or those for someone who tested for you, but you have no idea what the results mean.  What are all the codes on your report like DYS385a or R-M253, and what do the results mean?  What is a haplotype and what is a haplogroup, and why are they important?  Should you share your results with others, and if so how should you do it?  At this meeting we will discuss what it all means and how you can use your Y-DNA results to trace your paternal line.  If you would like, bring your own examples and questions for the group to discuss.  Since there is no Society general membership meeting in June, our group should be fairly small.



Library Will be Closed Independence Day & The Following Day  (Society Events)
Wednesday, July 4 through Sunday, May 6


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Society Events)
Friday, July 13
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Introduction, Getting Started, and Webbing It - What's Online?


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Library Holiday Closings)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Learning to Love the Census


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Society Events)
Friday, July 20
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Using DNA to Trace Ancestry and to Find Cousins


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Society Events)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Vitally Important: Births, Marriages, and Deaths


Using Facebook and Other Free Tools to Learn about Using DNA to Trace Your Ancestry  (Special Interest Group)
Wednesday, July 25
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The Board Room of the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System
Do you have DNA results from AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA, or another company but aren't sure how to use the results to trace your ancestry and to find cousins?  At this meeting we will discuss what free resources are available on Facebook and other sites to assist you.  Perhaps you have a favorite tool you would like to share with the group.  Since the Society doesn;t have a general meeting in July, the number of attendees at this meeting should be small.  NOTE:  This meeting will be int he Board Room and not the Multi-Purpose Room.


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Society Events)
Friday, July 27
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Marching Orders - Military Records


Who Do You Think You Are?  (Society Events)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Crossing the Pond: Old Country Roots



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!!



Library Will be Closed Columbus Day  (Library Holiday Closings)
Monday, October 8



Library Will be Closed Extended Thanksgiving Holiday  (Library Holiday Closings)
Tuesday, November 20 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)
Friday, December 21 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
WINTER  PROGRAM  2019
 
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.