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.
December Meeting: State of the Society
Join us on December 3 at 10:00 a.m. Jan Isosaari will address the Society with a report on how we are doing and where we are going.
If you cannot attend in person, register in advance for the Zoom link here.
Wreaths Across America
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
Support the West Florida Genealogy Library’s collection
The West Florida Genealogy Library’s 50 year-lease from Pensacola State College is now up and the genealogy collection will be moved to the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Library on Spring Street by October 2023. Compressed shelving will be ordered to house about 90 percent of the collection but the remaining ten percent will be placed on regular shelving if space as it is available.
The community can help by using the Genealogy library now to show that we are serious about keeping the genealogy collection intact and viable. If you find you have a deep interest in this situation, consider joining the West Florida Genealogy Society to volunteer with sorting materials. More information to come as the Society is updated.
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!