The West Florida Genealogical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization located in historic Pensacola, Florida, is the largest genealogical society in Northwest Florida. WFGS was founded in 1982 to promote knowledge of and stimulate interest in the study of genealogy.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month (except July). Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. All meetings are open to the general public and include a presentation on genealogical research or relevant history.
October 1, 2022 Meeting:
Auriette Lindsay will present a useful way to write your family history. Review "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks," see how it works and how to join in. We will also celebrate the 40th birthday of the Society at the in-person meeting, so try to come if you can!
On December 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., West Florida Genealogy Society (FL0635P) will be helping Barrancas National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes. You can also order wreaths to place on veterans’ graves outside of Barrancas (you must pick these up at Barrancas at a place to be determined).The wreaths are $15 each, and the Societr receives $5 for each wreath purchased through the following link:https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159185
Looking for materials held at the West Florida Genealogy Branch Library?
Here is a link to instructions on how to use the WFPL Main Catalog Advanced Search function to narrow your search results to materials specific to the Genealogy Branch.
Click here for a link to all the SURNAME FILES currently held in the West Florida Genealogy Branch Library's vertical files.
Local history pages of interest: Lots of photographs of old landmarks and stories from page members.
Be sure to set a timer when you get on these pages or you'll lose track of time!