1. 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
• …and MORE!
2. Where is the
YOU DON’T NEED
TO FIND IT!
What you need for Interlibrary Loan:
•Valid PSPL Library Card
•Title of book
•Author of book
• More information is useful, but not
3. 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 .
4. Access at
home with a
5. • 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
6. For reliable genealogy links, visit the
To easily reach the Genealogy page, use
Links to librarian-selected, non-
7. What does this year have in store?
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
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
Possible to charter a bus for genealogy study field trip(s)
9. 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!
10. President’s Goals for PSGS
Everyone is welcome at meetings, but your membership counts!
Special benefits for members
Prizes and gifts
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
Current information from PSGS, as well as other genealogy
societies, and our favorite speakers
Content by members included
11. The Palm Springs
exists for YOU, its
members and guests.
What would you like
your Society to do for
12. Palm Springs Genealogical Society President: Shelly Longoria
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