West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society
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.

Do you watch Finding Your Roots or Antiques Roadshow on WSRE?  
Look for the West Florida Genealogical Society's new commercial to air during those programs!

Registration is now open!
The West Florida Genealogical Society Spring 2024 Conference
March 9, 2024   8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(registration opens 8:15 a.m.)
In-person: Pensacola State College Library
or virtually via Zoom 
Click here for the conference flyer.
WFGS Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $45.00
Lunch provided by WFGS (catered by Olive Garden) for an addition $15.00
For those attending the conference virtually, a link will be sent to the email address you used at registration prior to the conference.
For more information, contact Virginia Shelby.

Coming Up In February:
February 2024 Meeting: African-American Research
Main Library (239 N. Spring St.)
Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

A society update and informative business meeting will precede the program. Genealogist and lecturer John Veasley will be speaking on “African American Research” with methods to find the missing people in your family. John plans on the second half of his presentation to be in the genealogy library, researching! He suggests bringing your own laptop as most library computers will probably already be in use.


Library Parking will be extremely limited due to a large group using the library all day. If you can carpool with someone please do!

Join us in person at the downtown library or via Zoom; click here to register.

The results of the 2023 Member Survey are available here
(you must be logged in as a member to view).

Where is the Genealogy Collection Now?
All of the books that were in the stacks at the Genealogy Branch library are in the stacks at the downtown branch.
The genealogy collection is on the second floor at the top of the stairs, across from the main desk.
 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!

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