Searching for your family roots but don’t know how to begin or what resources are available to you? Well look no further than the Palm Springs Public Library. As part of our continuing “Teach Me” series of programs you can come to the Library on Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. and learn about the extensive Genealogy resources available to you and see how easy it is to use them to find you’re family tree.
The Library subscribes to several databases that give you extensive access to many types of records, including the U.S. Census beginning in the 1790’s, records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files, Social Security and California State death indexes, the Freedman’s Bank files and more!
Besides all the online resources, the Library still has many print resources in our reference collection including volumes of passenger & immigrant lists, Mayflower Births & Death records, volumes of American Ancestry and The Compendium of American Genealogy, as well as Pension Rolls starting from the mid-1800’s along with guides to search foreign country resources.
You will learn how to use all these resources from our knowledgeable and resident expert, Reference Librarian Shelly Thacker. So come and learn how to begin your search. The lecture will take place at the Library in the Learning Center (TLC) and is free, but seating is limited.
For more information call 760-322-READ (7323) or go to www.palmspringslibrary.org