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. 
Meeting Time and Location:
The Society is now meeting on the first Saturday of every month (except July) at the main library downtown, 239 N. Spring St., Room B (1st Floor) at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise publicized.
A brief business meeting is followed by a presentation of interest to the members. Guests are welcome!

Coming Up In October:
Genealogy Brown Bag: Ghost Stories of Pensacola
Main Library (239 N. Spring St.)
Friday, October 6 at 1:00 pm
Meet in the upstairs classroom in the Genealogy section. Bring your lunch, a drink, or just yourself and join the discussion.
October 2023 Meeting: Writing Your Family History
Main Library (239 N. Spring St.)
Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
After a brief business meeting, Past president and author Virginia Shelby will describe her process for researching and writing a family history book.
Our meeting will be streamed live on Zoom; click here to register.

Save the Date!
The West Florida Genealogical Society Spring 2024 Conference
March 9, 2024
Lisa Louise Cooke:
  • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
  • How to Organize All This Genealogy Stuff!
and Larry W. Thomas:
  • Solving a Brick Wall with DNA: A Case Study
  • This, That, and the Other: Researching Beyond the Standard Documents
Stay tuned for more details.

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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