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Presented to the Palm Springs Genealogical Society, September 2013.

Presented to the Palm Springs Genealogical Society, September 2013.

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Genealogy, the Palm Springs Library and YOU! 2013 Genealogy, the Palm Springs Library and YOU! 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • What can you do WITH it?What can you do WITH it? What can it do FOR you?What can it do FOR you? • For a genealogist: • Check out Library materials • Request Interlibrary Loans • Access Heritage Quest from the Library OR home • Access Ancestry.com from the Library • …and MORE!
  • Where is the book you need? YOU DON’T NEED TO FIND IT! THE LIBRARY WILL! What you need for Interlibrary Loan: •Valid PSPL Library Card •Title of book •Author of book • More information is useful, but not necessary
  •  If you don’t have a computer, you don’t have to be left out!  Use the Internet for one hour at day at PSPL  With your PSPL Library Card  Don’t have a PSPL Card?  15-minute guest stations available Printing is . 10 cents per page
  • Access at PSPL without a Library Card. Access from home with a Library Card.
  • • Brand new service added this year • May only be accessed on PSPL computers in the Library • Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and over 7,500 databases of historical records • Notable collections include: • Civil War collections • New Irish record collections • Slave owner petitions
  •  For reliable genealogy links, visit the Library’s website  To easily reach the Genealogy page, use this:  www.tinyurl.com/psplgeneawww.tinyurl.com/psplgenea logylogy  Links to librarian-selected, non- commercial, non-subscription websites
  • What does this year have in store?
  •  Membership  Without members, there is no Society  Member dues are used for the Society ONLY  Member dues provide:  Monthly meetings at the Palm Springs Library  Professional speakers each month on a wide variety of genealogical topics  Funds to provide hand-outs, etc., to assist with your research  Member benefits: (NEW!)  Prizes and gifts  Promotional items, gifts, books, etc., will be given to or won by members throughout the year  Field Trip(s)  Possible to charter a bus for genealogy study field trip(s)
  •  Don’t worry today!  Membership drive will start next month  PSGS accepts check or cash  Those joining or renewing their membership will receive an entry for special prizes  Drawing at November meeting  YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
  •  President’s Goals for PSGS  Membership Drive  Everyone is welcome at meetings, but your membership counts!  Special benefits for members  Prizes and gifts  Field trip(s)  Inclusion in Surname List on new website  You never know who is researching the same thing you are!  New PSGS website  Improved information and updates  PSGS Facebook  Current information from PSGS, as well as other genealogy societies, and our favorite speakers  Content by members included
  • The Palm Springs Genealogy Society exists for YOU, its members and guests. What would you like your Society to do for YOU?
  • Palm Springs Genealogical Society President: Shelly Longoria psgspresident@gmail.com This presentation is also available at: http://www.slideshare.net/illustratedlibrarian