Welcome to the website of the Palm Springs Genealogical Society, a tax-exempt 501c3 organization. Your gift to the Society is tax-exempt.

Our meetings are held at the Palm Springs Library Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Meetings are held in the Library Learning Center at 10:00 a.m. You do not need to be a member to attend. Due to the pandemic and the fact the Library is still closed, meetings are held the first Saturday of each month September through May via Zoom. Contact Sondra (sunnysondra@gmail.com) for more information and to be added to the distribution list.

President’s Letter

Kristi Sexton was our speaker at the 3 April 2021 meeting via Zoom. She spoke to us on “Hide and Seek with Family Search: Teaching Tools Using The Wiki, catalog and Records Aspects of Family Search”. This was one of the most comprehensive presentations I’ve seen on FamilySearch.org. Kristi started by reviewing some of the differences among Ancestry.com, MyHeritage and FamilySearch.

After comparing the three research sites, Kristi went into depth on FamilySearch with so many good tips of which many of us were unaware, with live demonstrations on using the FamilySearch site. One important tip is to remember or write down the LDS I.D. Code number for each name when inquiring about information or making corrections to one’s family tree.

Kristi also gave a demonstration on using World Cat and Google Books.

Comments from attendees were many and profusely positive. We hope to have Kristi back to speak to us in the future.

On 1 May 2021 Ina Gibbons will be speaking to us on “Breaking Brick Walls by Using Your DNA Matches”. We hope you will join us.

Our face-to-face meetings are still on hold as we wait for permission to once again meet at the Palm Springs Public Library.

If you plan to join us next month via Zoom, PLEASE, PLEASE sign in BEFORE 9:30 a.m.

You may contact the president at sunnysondra@gmail.com for more information or to be placed on our invitee list.

Sondra R. Lucas