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February 24, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
Bay County Historical Society Presents:
From the Facebook page: Don't miss this month's presentation on Monday, February 26th at 6pm in the Bay County Library. Dale Cox, Jackson County's most noted historian and author will tell the story of the Battle of Marianna, Florida. An amazing element in the Battle of Marianna is the adventure of Armstrong Purdee—an eight year old slave emancipated on the spot.
 
February 14, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
DNA reunites Pensacola father and son
From the Facebook page: A veteran from Milton met his long lost son thanks to a couple of DNA tests. WEAR-TV told their story.
February 4, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN February
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
 
8-9
Feb
Cemetery Resource Protection Training (CRPT) Conference
hosted by FPAN's West Central and Central Regions
The Depot Station at Depot Park, 201 S.E. Depot Ave. Gainesville, FL
Registration required; More information
10
Feb
Camellia Festival
Eden Gardens State Park, 181 Eden Gardens Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
10:00am-2:00pm CT
More information
13
Feb
Pensacola Archaeology Society Meeting
with guest speaker Jenni L. Baggett, M.A., RPA
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL
7:00-8:00pm CT
More information
15
Feb
Archaeology Storytime!
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
3:30-4:30pm CT
RSVP RequiredMore information
16-18
Feb
H’COLA Annual African-American History Festival
Franklin Square, 6th Street between Avenues L & M Apalachicola, FL
More information
22
Feb
People of the Apalachicola Project: "Community Conversations" Event
Apalachicola Community Center, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL
5:00-6:00pm ET
RSVP encouraged; More information
February 1, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
Norwegian Genealogy
From the Facebook page: Norway's National Archives include passenger lists, church records, and census records, as well as other resources to help you successfully find your ancestors.
January 21, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
Tell your American story
From the Facebook page: We'll be celebrating America's 250th birthday in 2026! the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission is collecting and sharing stories on the America250 website. Click here to read stories and submit your own.
January 11, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
Get Organized in 2024!
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to finally get your genealogy materials organized? This entry from the blog "A Genealogist in the Archives" is for you.
January 5, 2024 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN January Events
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
9
Jan
Pensacola Archaeology Society Meeting
with guest speaker Emily McMillon, M.A., UWF
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL
7:00-8:00pm CT
More information
11
Jan
Archaeology After School! Introduction to Underwater Archaeology
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
3:30-4:30pm CT
RSVP RequiredMore information
15
Jan
FPAN Offices Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
25
Jan
People of the Apalachicola Project: "Community Conversations" Workshop
Location TBD in Apalachicola, FL
5:00-6:00pm ET
29
Jan
First Day for Public Archaeology Lab Volunteering
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
10:00-4:00pm CT
RSVP Required; More information

December 27, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
WV: Unclaimed Civil War medals
Learned on a recent trip to the West Virginia State Archives: West Virginia has over 4,000 unclaimed medals from the Civil War era. If you'd like to see if your West Virginia ancestor was awarded a medal that has never been claimed - and begin the process of claiming it - click here.
December 25, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Secrets in the Frames
From the Facebook page: Have you inherited framed photos from older family members? There may be secrets hidden in the frame, as discovered by A Genealogist in the Archives.
December 17, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Genealogy Case Study
From the Facebook page: The Board for Certification of Genealogists shares case studies and reports to help other genealogists learn from the example. Here's one from LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL. The link will take you to a PDF on the BCG website. The case study is titled “Parents for Isaac Garrett of Laurens County, South Carolina: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition.”
 
It was originally published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (June 2020): 85–112.