President’s Letter

Welcome Back – 2018-2019 Season: our new year is beginning and we are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. As the new genealogy year begins for the PSGS we have a lot of exciting things on which to report.

The summer has been busy for your board and we will share with you our activities at the September meeting. I will be looking for members to fill the vacant committee positions. By being a part of these committees, you learn more about how to do Genealogy, so please give us a few moments of your time and get the rewards.

Former member Robert Daniels has left the valley and moved to Washington to be near his son. He graciously donated over a dozen books to the Society. Palm Springs Library has added the following books to the genealogy section:

  • Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol. 1-9 contained in a 3-volume set by Donald Lines Jacobus
  • Founders of Early American Families: Immigrants from Europe 1607-1657 by Meredith Colket
  • Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol. 20, Part II
  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Pope
  • The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware by Peter Stebbins Craig

The balance of the books will be donated to the Hemet Library.

Three of us traveled to the Hemet Family History Center this month to use their high-speed photo scanner, 88 photos per second! Also, while there, we made use of the overhead scanner which scans large books and documents and their research facilities. Lisa Baker is always such a help, as are the other volunteers at the Center.

Our next formal meeting is Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. We meet in the Learning Center of the Palm Springs Library, 300 Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, at the SE corner of Baristo Road and Sunrise Way.

Please join us.

Check the “LINKS” page on the web site for links which may be useful to you in your research.

Sondra R. Lucas