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June 5, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN to Host First Conference on Public Archaeology 
On September 22-23, we will be hosting the first-ever Conference on Public Archaeology! This meeting is intended to provide a dedicated space for public-minded archaeologists, cultural heritage practitioners, and interested individuals to share their experiences and expertise. Over two days, we plan to host a series of workshops, panels, roundtables, and special events geared toward addressing some of the most pressing issues in the discipline. In addition, the conference will also feature a special keynote address by Dr. Barbara J. Little, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park: "Public Archaeology: Where Are We Going?"

Registration for the Conference on Public Archaeology is now live. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Register today
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
GulfChat: The Maroon Marines 
with guest speaker Mike Thomin (FPAN)
GulfQuest Maritime Museum, 155 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602

6:00-7:00pm CT
RSVP; More information
Intro to Archaeology for Kids!
Fort Walton Beach Public Library, 185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
2:00-3:00pm CT
More information
New Exhibit Opening Reception:
Fashion Week 1559

FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St., Pensacola, FL
5:00-8:00pm CT
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FPAN Offices Closed: Juneteenth
"Navigating Naval Live Oaks" Kayak Tour
FPAN Destination Archaeology Resource Center, 207 E Main St., Pensacola, FL
9:00am-12:00pm CT
More information
June 2, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Help identify USS Arizona fallen
Operation 85 is working with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to identify the remains of those who went down with the USS Arizona in 1941, many of whom were buried in a mass grave in Honolulu. 
If you are related to someone who served aboard the Arizona, click here to learn more.
May 27, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
New FamilySearch Cemetery tool
From the Kentucky Genealogical Society Facebook page: FamilySearch has rolled out a feature that allows you to locate cemeteries where your family members may be buried. It's brand new and we've already observed a few glitches, but in time, this could be a wonderful resource.
May 25, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Memorial Day
From the Facebook page: Monday is Memorial Day. As you honor those in your family who served and sacrificed, remember that some genealogy services will provide free access to military records this weekend. It's a great opportunity to learn more about your military relatives.
May 22, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Useful forms
From the Facebook page: Genealogist Katherine R. Willson has compiled a handy list of fillable forms and links to a variety of research resources.
May 17, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
ByGoneLy for old photos
From the Facebook page:  If you're looking for old photos of a particular place or just like to browse then-and-now pictures, check out ByGoneLy.
May 8, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Scholary research on Genealogy
From the Facebook page: Looking for scholarly posts related to genealogy? Check out "Genealogy", an open-access journal from MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). Articles are peer-reviewed and free to read.
May 5, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Volunteer transcription at FamilySearch
From the Facebook page: FamilySearch needs your help to improve their record collection. They need volunteers to index records, verify indexing that's already been done, and clarify location data.
May 2, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
NC Land Grants
From the Facebook page: If you have ancestors in North Carolina, more than one million (1,000,000) pages of land records issued from 1663 to 1960 are now indexed, searchable, and downloadable for free.
April 29, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
1840 Special Census
From the Facebook page: If you have ancestors who fought (or may have served) in the American Revolution, and they were still living in 1840, check out this special census: 1840 Census: A Census of Pensioners for Military Services