West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

Welcome to the West Florida Genealogical Society!

Pensacola Lighthouse
The West Florida Genealogocial Society (WFGS), 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) at the West Florida Genealogy Library, 5740 N. 9th Ave., Pensacola. 
All meetings are open to the general public and include a presentation on genealogical research or relevant history. 

Update for Genealogy Library Volunteers and Patrons: 
The library is reopening May 4, 2020 in a limited way: Hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Patrons will have access to computers and can bring in laptops, but stacks and files will be off-limits. It has been proposed that library access be limited to one hour per day.
Social distancing rules will prevent volunteers from offering one-on-one help, but volunteers are invited to come in and use databases such as Ancestry, and take advantage of the West Florida Genealogy Library's status as a FamilySearch affiliate library.
CANCELLATIONS: Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19 and to ensure the safety and health of our members and visitors, scheduled WFGS and Genealogy Library events are subject to cancellation.
Please continue to check this website and the WFGS FaceBook page for updates.  

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing requirements necessary for the health and safety of our members and guests.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the WFGS Board of Directors.

Local history Facebook 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!
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.

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