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    • Imperial Polk Genealogical Society

      Welcome to the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society, founded in 1981 in Lakeland as a nonprofit association of individuals interested in promoting the research and study of family history. Our membership ranges from beginning researchers to advanced and includes a Certified Genealogist.

      Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland, 3140 Troy Ave., Lakeland, FL Programs on topics of genealogical interest are offered along with those related to use of the Internet as a resource. Meetings are open to the public.

      Website and Newsletter: www.IPGS.org

      Membership is open to all individuals who are interested in genealogy. Annual Dues - individual $15; family $25. A Lifetime Membership is $150 (age of 65 years and older).

      Mailing Address: Imperial Polk Genealogical Society, PO Box 10, Kathleen, FL 33849

      As of Nov. 5, 2012, the IPGS Library is closed until further notice
      The Library of the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society is
      The Marie Graves Memorial Library and Research Center
      120 Contractors Way, Lakeland, Florida

      HOURS: Every Thursday 1 to 4 pm (or by appointment)

      The library is open to the public. A volunteer member of the genealogy society is on duty to assist patrons. This is a reference library, no materials circulate. The library catalog is online at www.IPGS.org. Our Mentoring Program is here to help you get started with your family history search. Call Kay Stone at 858-2738 or Ellen Bailey at 815-2958 for information. Library acquisitions are thru purchase and donations.

      BOOKS: The book collection has over 800 volumes grouped in the following categories:

      Family Histories
      Foreign Countries
      Genealogical Reference and Research

      PERIODICALS: The Periodical collection has quarterlies from many states and several general publications. Some are located with the "states" and some are in the "Office"

      ELECTRONIC LIBRARY: Internet access to many useful websites. Click on Internet icon. Type: IPGS.org in the address field. Select Favorites from the menu bar. The Librarian will enter the access code.

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      Created on: Sept 25 2006