Genealogy, the Palm Springs Library and YOU! 2013


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Presented to the Palm Springs Genealogical Society, September 2013.

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Genealogy, the Palm Springs Library and YOU! 2013

  1. 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 from the Library • …and MORE!
  2. 2. 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
  3. 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 . 10 cents per page
  4. 4. Access at PSPL without a Library Card. Access from home with a Library Card.
  5. 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. 6.  For reliable genealogy links, visit the Library’s website  To easily reach the Genealogy page, use this:  logylogy  Links to librarian-selected, non- commercial, non-subscription websites
  7. 7. What does this year have in store?
  8. 8.  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)
  9. 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. 10.  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
  11. 11. The Palm Springs Genealogy Society exists for YOU, its members and guests. What would you like your Society to do for YOU?
  12. 12. Palm Springs Genealogical Society President: Shelly Longoria This presentation is also available at: