West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society
 
 
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. 
 

 
The West Florida Genealogical Society is a participant in Escambia County's commemoriation of the 200th Anniversary of the changing of the flag. On July 17, 1821, a ceremony in downtown Pensacola marked the end of Spanish rule of Florida and the creation of Escambia County, Florida. Look for more news about events and research projects on the Visit Pensacola website. If you'd like to participate in research for this commemoriation, contact Virginia Shelby or Erin Renfroe.
  
 
 
In this time of social-distancing, WFGS will be hosting online, webinar-style meetings with presentations. Watch this website, our Facebook page, or (if you're a member) your email inbox for more information on when they are scheduled and how to participate.
 
Our next virtual meeting is February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Watch your inbox for an email with the link to pre-register. If you have not received this link by Friday, February 5, please check your spam folder, then contact an officer or fellow member to make sure you have not missed the email.
 
 

 
 
 
Currently the West Florida Genealogical Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10-7 and Saturday, 10-2. Access to materials will still be limited; please call the library to have them pull anything you would like to see.
 
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 change.
 
Please continue to check this website and the WFGS FaceBook page for updates.  
 
 

 
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WFGS has a blog: Click here to read.
 

 
 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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