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

Ina Gibbons was our speaker at the 1 May 2021 meeting via Zoom. She spoke to us on “Breaking Brick Walls by Using Your DNA Matches”. Ina came to the United States from Scotland in 1960 and has done extensive family history research. Ina does not include anything into her tree which she cannot prove. Ina had been looking for over 20 years for her 3rd great grandfather John Ferguson, the father of John and Fergus Ferguson. Through contact with DNA matches of 3rd and 4th cousins, Ina was able to finally search out her John Ferguson and also his parents Fergus Ferguson and Ann Tolomy. One of the cousin’s trees was incorrect which entailed Ina having to provide source documentation to prove the validity of her tree.

During this pandemic hiatus we will continue our Zoom meetings through the summer months, also, the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

On 5 June 2021 Christine Cohen will be speaking to us on “Read The Instructions: Details In The U.S. Census You May Be Missing”. We hope you will join us.

Vice President, Bob Meinhard, has been hard at work securing speakers for the 2021-2022 season, which should prove to be a very exciting season.

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