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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There are a collection of genealogy research forms that can be filled out on your computer, so you can have type-written notes for later reference. You and also save them or print them out.
Last Updated: 11 August 2017   [Located in Category: Education & News]
If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, click on this link to download a FREE copy of the software needed to read PDF files on this website.
Last Updated: 31 October 2016   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
This website hosts its growing regional and national genealogical resources. The site contains all of the society's New England and New York content, features, articles, and resources, weekly updates, and more.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
The largest collection of online genealogical information anywhere. There is a sizable amount that is available for free but, much of it is available by subscription only. Access to the Ancestry Library Edition is available from our library. It has access to billions of records including census data, vital records, city directories, and much more. Ancestry is an excellent resource for international records including naturalization records and passenger lists. It also has more than 60 million family trees.
Last Updated: 8 May 2018   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
A short video on the growth of the United Stateswith heavy reliance on an automated maps of the U.S.
Last Updated: 14 March 2017   [Located in Category: Education & News]
Website has an interactive map that shows the historical county boundaries of all 50 states, Choose a specific date to determine the boundaries for a given date.
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A blog spot run by Bob Davidson, retired Palm Beach County Public Librarian with an interesting collection of articles on Palm Beach County and its residents.
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A tutorial for the beginning black genealogist. A timeline of American black history and more.
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Cocoa, FL
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Parkland, FL
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
This Brigham Young University site has moved to Family Search. However this link will take you to the Family Search/books page.
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Castle Garden was the New York immigrant processing center before Ellis Island. Over 11 million people were processed between 1820 and 1892. Each record provides the person's name, age, arrival date, port of departure, place of last residence, and more.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
ABMC administers, operates and maintains 26 permanent American military cemeteries and 29 federal memorial, monuments and markers, which are located in 16 foreign countries, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the British Dependency of Gibraltar; three of the memorials are located within the United States.
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This link will take you directly to the grave locator section of the website. Arlington is NOT managed by the Veterans Administration and the approximately 400,000 graves at Arlington will NOT be found in searching the Veterans Administration site.
Last Updated: 14 March 2017   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
This link will locate graves in Veterans Administration run national cemeteries. Please note that this locator does NOT include Arlington National Cemetery which is operated by the Dept. of the Army, with a separate locator on this website/
Last Updated: 14 March 2017   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Like most black resources this site is obviously just recently started, so its resources are still very incomplete. However, it is worth checking and will become more complete and more valuable over time
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Although it is incomplete, it is a good place to check, after Find-A-Grave
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All graves have photos with GPS location. Indexed on Family Search
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Over 112 million grave records, many with photos.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Orlando, FL
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
An internet-based searchable database of American newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. The directory of newspapers published in the U.S. since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them. A record shows the title, the geographic area it covered, frequency of publication, succeeding titles, and libraries that own it. You can also check to see if the newspaper has been digitized through Google Archives.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
A database of 6.3 million names of soldiers from both sides. Names are linked to regimental histories and short histories of battles.
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The Enrique de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy was acquired by Florida International University in 2012 and includes 17th and 18th century books, handwritten and typed letters, long out-of-print publications and much more relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy collected over four decades. The online collection of select materials, digitized by the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, makes thousands of unpublished family genealogies and manuscripts available for research online. Many additional Cuban and Caribbean materials are available at the FIU Green Library and at the University of Miami library.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
A huge categorized and cross-referenced directory of sites useful for genealogical research.
Last Updated: 20 May 2016   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Ability to search the entire DAR library catalog
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Researching your Revolutionary War Patriot is not as difficult as it first sounds. Get help with the basics on this website by Debbie Duay, Florida State DAR Volunteer Genealogists Chairman. On the website are many valuable links to vital records, death indexes, county and town histories, bible records, and more.
Last Updated: 17 March 2017   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
This link provides links to various types of death indexes from every state in the United States. Some link to cemeteries, newspapers, while some are free,others are subscription sites.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
This index is a massive set of links to more than 145,00 online digital books in a variety of formats. Site includes more than 2,000 reference books and 15,000 volumes on North American history. There is also an alphabetical list of categories to assist in browsing.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Digital Genealogy Book Sites]
The Charles F. Heartman Manuscripts of Slavery Collection consists of over 4000 pieces dating from 1724 to 1897, and relate directly to the social, economic, civil, and legal status of enslaved Negroes and Free People of Color in Louisiana an especially in New Orleans. This collection also includes some South Carolina and Virginia records. The manuscripts are written in French, Spanish, and English.
Last Updated: 13 September 2016   [Located in Category: Education & News]
The National Archives provides links to the websites of all 50 state archives as well as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact. Eas state is different in the type of resources you can access online, but most provide an overview of what is available and how they can help you
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
A great way to share files with other genealogists or for you to access your own files, either genealogical or all your files, from any computer with internet access.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Education & News]
Converted from a newsletter to a blog in 2004. Dick Eastman has a background in computers so you'll find helpful articles on genealogy, computing, and software, plus genealogy industry news and events.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Education & News]
Free searches, no subscription required. Between 1892 and 1924, 22 million people entered the country through Ellis Island. These records are also search able for free on Family Search.
Last Updated: 2 September 2018   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Family Tree Maker is the most popular genealogy software on the market today. It links to Ancestry.com to import your data without having to keyboard into your tree. Documents can also be scanned into the program and attached to one or more individuals.This should not be considered an endorsement of the program but posted as a convenience to our members.
Last Updated: 5 July 2016   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
This is a link to their Introduction page; a good place to learn more about this increasingly popular tool. Evernote is similar to Dropbox but with some different features. This link will provide a basic introduction to this popular tool. It also offers a web reader and web clipper to eliminate most of the ads when printing a web page.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Education & News]
The research website of the LDS Church (Mormons). This site includes access to online classes, resource listings for African-American, Jewish, and Hispanic research. Guides for all fifty states and many foreign countries are also available on this site. Free maps and forms may be downloaded as well. Family Search provides access to billions of records from around the world with new records being added each month. You can also order microfilm from the library's catalog and have it sent to our library (we are and affiliate library) to review.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Access to millions of grave records. Since anyone can contribute records, some have more information than others. One record may just have name and dates, while another may have pictures of the deceased while another may have a list of family members etc. There is a link to the e-mail address of the person who submitted the record to contact for further information.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
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The library has scanned over one million pages of historic Florida newspapers including military, ethnic, and the Goza-Mickler collection which includes articles about Florida from non-Florida newspapers that were published during 1762-1885. You can browse a map of Florida and click on an area to find the title of the paper published in that area.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
Florida Memory provides online access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in Florida's history. Explore the state's rich history through over 170,000 photographs, full-length films on a variety of Florida subjects, and over 1500 sound recordingsof music, oral histories, and 50 years of th florida Folk Festival. This site also provides access to archival collections of land grants, family papers, veterans' records, and church records.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
The Archives maintains a extensive collection of genealogical reference materials. The Genealogical Collection consists of a 10,000-volume library of sourcebooks, including family, state, county and local histories. The collection also contains immigration lists; church, cemetery and military records; genealogy journals and reference books; and a wide variety of other published sources.
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George Morgan and Drew Smith use this blog to publish notes from their free podcasts and videocasts. They answer questions from listeners, interview new product developers and genealogy event organizers.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Education & News]
Short bursts of information to provide genealogical research help.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Education & News]
A site where you can search for books on any subject, but especially valuable when searching for genealogy related books in the public domain.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Digital Genealogy Book Sites]
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. Collection is 10,000,000+ volumes consisting of over 5,000,000 titles.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Digital Genealogy Book Sites]
Access this website is through the Palm Beach County Public Library. A valid PBC library card is required for access.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County's mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Palm Beach County. The Society maintains a large library on the history of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Caribbean. The Society's archives, which include nearly two million photographic images, maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, and research files, maintain an active research facility.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
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An an excellant genealogical collection with a very knowledgable stalff.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
This site finds old and abandoned websites with its "Wayback Machine" located top dead center. The site also has a large number (thousands) of digitized genealogy books that are in the public domain, downloadable for free in a variety of formats. The site is not genealogy specific, so genealogy is mixed in with many other topics.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Internet Archives gas made available millions of digitized offerings (text, video, sound, etc.) Genealogy will yield over 50,000 returns. Narrow the research with a location or surname. Thousands of county and local histories.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Digital Genealogy Book Sites]
ISBNdb.com project is a database of books providing on-line and remote research tools for individuals, book stores, librarians, scientists, etc. Taking data from hundreds of libraries across the world ISBNdb is a unique tool you won't find anywhere else.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Education & News]
A good, basic starting point for Irish research.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
The 5th largest Jewish genealogical society in the U.S. Their library in Boca Raton has over 300 titles on research topics and Jewish periodicals from all over the world.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
This site is a directory of research resources broken down by state and county containing over 575,000 sources from 930 archives. There is an extensive selection of in-depth educational articles on the site as well. This site is not affiliated with the LDS (Mormon) Church in spite of the name and does NOT replace FamilySearch.
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NARA - Using the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System, you can access and search some of the National Archives' holdings of databases and other electronic or computerized records. These include many military records, such as Enlistment Records, Casualty Reports, Prisoner of War Data, and other records that may be of interest to anyone doing veterans or military research
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Archives include census, military, immigration, naturalization, and land records. There are a limited number of records available online, but more are becoming available through services like Ancestry. Check out www.archives.gov/ calendar/genealogy-fair/2014/schedule.html for tips on how to locate records at the National Archives. What more needs to be said?
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The Official Record consists of a searchable computerized index and links to digital images of documents dating back to 1968 (marriage license listings [listings only - no images] date back to 1909). Official Records include court judgments, deeds, liens, marriage licenses, mortgages, plats and tax deeds. As of June 5, 2002, the law requires that documents of certain types, not be placed on a publicly available Internet Web site.
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Most sites will give you VERY basic information for free, but charge for the details. Google "people finders" for an extensive list
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PIPL Definitely focused on modern times.
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Project Gutenberg is the oldest website for free digital books with 49,000+ books. While there are relatively few books directly involving genealogy, there are numerous history and regional books.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Digital Genealogy Book Sites]
Melborne, FL
Last Updated: 29 June 2016   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Palm Beach Gounty Library System's homepage for genealogy research. The page has been redesigned recently and is much more "user friendly". Its mission is to promote the wealth of family history resources available through the Library System, local organizations and the Internet, and to assist the public in its use. GRS section staff was awarded the 2006 Genealogy Outstanding Achievement Award by the Florida Genealogical Society in recognition of contribution in the field of Florida genealogy and local history.
Last Updated: 31 August 2018   [Located in Category: Local and State Websites]
The Periodical Source Index is the largest subject index covering genealogical and history periodicals. Search fields include Who (last name), Where (place name), and Keyword. As with many search engines, it is best to begin with a broad search. PERSI does not search by author unless the author's name figures prominently in the article. Further, the article may not appear by its title, but rather its subject matter. In the search results, there will be text document icons at the far right. For people who are subscribers to the site, might see the text of the article, if it has been digitized, or see more information. For non-subscribers, clicking on an icon will lead to a page to sign up and subscribe. For the free search, ignore the icons. If a PERSI search leads to an article in a periodical that is not housed in our library, there are three options for obtaining it. You can request a copy from the society that published the periodical, you can check for availability of the periodical through OCLC (Online Computer Library Center Inc.) WorldCat.org at https://www.worldcat.org/, or you can contact Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center and order a copy of the article. An “Article Request Form” can be completed at http://genealogycenter.org/docs/default-source/resources/articlerequest.pdf?sfvrsn=2.
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Heritage Pathways hosts an easy to understand three page PERSI tutorial at this site.
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Fort Pierce, FL Their new, compact website with a new URL.
Last Updated: 3 June 2017   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Links to home page of one of the largest free genealogical websites. Many special interest pages can be accessed from here
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Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Major Websites]
Vital records- birth, death, and marriage. The CDC provides an alphabetical list of links by state. Dates are provided as to when the state first started collecting these records, costs for requesting records, where to write, and any special instructions for making requests.
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WorldCat is a catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is operated by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. The subscribing member libraries collectively maintain WorldCat's database.
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The global equivilent to USGenweb covers more than 400 sites
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