West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

Mission / Purpose

The West Florida Genealogical Society, ia a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since our founding in 1982, our society has become the largest  genealogical society  in Northwest Florida. 
Per our By-Laws, our purpose is “to promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy; to provide for exchange of information among members; and to provide educational programs and workshops that will assist our members in their genealogical research.”
To that end, we provide:
  • Monthly meetings for the general membership
  • An annual all-day seminar featuring a nationally known speaker
  • Workshops, and Special Interest Groups which focus on a particular aspect of genealogy
We offer assistance to others in advancing their genealogical education and we continue to pursue additional educational avenues as well. Also, our monthly newsletter provides our members with news and events of the Society and other articles and information of interest.  
Our efforts to provide for our members have also had the added effect of serving the community at large. We have donated funds to local libraries for the purchase of books, materials, and equipment for the purpose of genealogical research.

Operating Year: January - December 2023

President: Pam Busch
Vice President: Pinkie Drake
Secretary: Charlotte Schipman
Treasurer: Denise Mowery
Board of Directors
Director 2023: Marie Brown
Director 2023: Ramona Carter
Director 2023: Virginia Shelby
Director 2023-24: Nancy Loy
Director 2023-24: Debra L. Mowery
Director 2023-24: Vacant
Acquisitions: Ramona Carter
Audio/Video/Media/Property Mgr: Bert Gable Outlaw
Book Sales: Vacant
Cemeteries: Vacant
Footprints: Denise Mowery
Hospitality: Debra L. Mowery
Library Liasion: Priscilla Nobles
Membership: Debra L. Mowery
Newsletter: Denise Mowery
Publicity: Marie Brown
Webmaster: Erin Renfroe
Webmaster: David Gonzalez

Meeting Info

The Society is now meeting on the first Saturday of the month at the main library downtown, 239 N. Spring St., Room B (1st Floor) at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise publicized.