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November 27, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Freedman Records & Native Americans
From the Facebook page: The Freedman Records contain a wealth of information on some Native American families. Legacy Family Tree Webinars presents "Cherokee, Choctaw & Chickasaw Freedmen Records and Family Stories" with Angela Walton-Raji. November 30th at 1:00 p.m. central time. Register here.
November 17, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
It's DNA Sale Season!
From the Facebook page: This infographic offers a very basic comparison of the major DNA testing services. If you are thinking of getting tested, remember, they all offer sales, and most of them will provide discounts over the holiday season.
November 14, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Southern Revolutionary Roots
From the Facebook page: If your relatives lived in the South during the Revolutionary War, you may find pension statements or rosters here, shared by fellow genealogists. Tip: Use CTRL-F on a Windows computer or CMD-F on an Apple computer to open a search window; then enter the surname you're researching.
 
November 8, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Historical County Boundaries
From the Facebook page: Sometimes family homes stayed in the same place and county or state boundaries moved around them. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries provides a visual and interactive timeline for boundary changes.
 
November 2, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN November
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 
This November, FPAN is joining in the celebration of Native American Heritage Month! As we pay tribute to the cultural heritage, ancestry, and traditions of tribes across the United States, we highlight the many people who called and call Florida home. These people include, but are not limited to, the Apalachee Nation, the Muskogee Creek Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

To learn more about Native American Heritage Month, as well as the diverse tribes across the United States and in Florida, we suggest visiting some of these great websites:

 
 
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
 
8
Nov
Pensacola Archaeological Society Meeting
with guest speaker Rachel Hines (Univ. of South Alabama)
7:00pm CT
RSVP requiredMore information
10
Nov
Archaeology Arcade: "Monument Flipper"
with guest Shannon Kutch
1:00-2:00pm CT
Join us live on Twitch at this date and time!
10
Nov
Archaeology After School!
"The Science of Ceramics"
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL

3:30-4:30pm CT
RSVP requiredMore information
10
Nov
"Shipwrecks of Northwest Florida"
Archaeology on Tap Presentation

with FPAN's Nicole Grinnan
St. Michael's Brewing Company, 2199 FL-87, Navarre, FL
6:30-7:30pm CT
More information
11
Nov
FPAN Offices Closed - Veterans Day
12
Nov
Heritage Hikes: Oak Tree Nature Park
9:30am-11:00am CT
RSVP RequiredMore information
12
Nov
Rocky Bayou State Park Pioneer Day
4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
10:00am-3:00pm CT

More information
18
Nov
"Archaeology of Northwest Florida" Presentation
with FPAN's Nicole Grinnan
Charles Whitehead Public Library, 314 North Second Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465
10:00-11:00am CT
More information
19
Nov
Baker Heritage Day Festival
Baker Heritage Park, 1307 State Rd. 4 & FL-189, Baker, FL 32531
9:00am-3:00pm CT

More information
24-25
Nov
FPAN Offices Closed - Thanksgiving
29-1
Nov/Dec
Virtual Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar
co-hosted with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Florida Division of Historical Resources
5:00-7:00pm CT
Registration requiredMore information
2
Dec
Kayak Tour: Exploring Escribano Point
Launch location TBD
9:30am-11:30am CT
RSVP requiredMore information
October 28, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Advanced Instruction Available
From the Facebook Page:  The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh is offering two weeks of advanced instruction in 2023. One week provides eleven virtual courses; the other is in-person. Several scholarships are available; apply by the end of 2022.
 
October 26, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
FSGS Descendant's Certificate
From the Facebook page: If your ancestors arrived in Florida prior to the 20th Century, you may qualify for a descendant's certificate from the Florida State Genealogical Society. Their website provides details and forms for applying. Feel free to ask questions here, as well; several members have received certificates after researching their family lines.
 
October 19, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Duke University Digital Records
From the Facebook page: Duke University has more than 140,000 digital images and records available on its website. Collections include items related to the women's suffrage movement, men's basketball posters, and correspondence by America's founding fathers.
 
October 17, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
FamilySearch reports data breach
"In late March 2022, FamilySearch International detected unauthorized activity in certain computer systems that affected personal data of some FamilySearch.org registered users. The affected data did not include users’ family tree data.
...
"At the request of these law enforcement authorities, we have not shared information about the incident as they have conducted their investigation until October 12, 2022."
 
 
 
October 4, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN October
Oct
Pensacola Archaeological Society Meeting
with guest speaker Dr. John Bratten
7:00pm CT
RSVP requiredMore information
13
Oct
GulfChat: Piracy & Privateering in the Gulf of Mexico
GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, 155 S Water St, Mobile, AL
6:00pm CT
RSVP requiredMore information
15
Oct
Experience UWF Downtown: Pensacola Bike Tour
Begins at Pensacola Bay Brewery, 25 S Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL
4:00pm-5:30pm CT

RSVP requiredMore information
20
Oct
Archaeology After School!
"Introduction to Underwater Archaeology"
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola, FL

3:30-4:30pm CT
RSVP requiredMore information
20
Oct
"Tombstone Tales: Cemeteries, Symbols, and Stories" Presentation
with FPAN's Mike Thomin
St. Michael's Brewing Company, 2199 FL-87, Navarre, FL
6:00-7:00pm CT
More information
26
Oct
"Staking the Claim: How Forensic Anthropology Decomposed the Vampire Myth"
Archaeology on Tap Presentation

with UWF's Dr. Allysha Winburn
Odd Colony Brewing Co., 260 N. Palafox St, Pensacola, FL
6:00-7:00pm CT
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28
Oct
Finding Balance on the Blackwater Kayak Tour
co-hosted with Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program
9:30am-11:00am CT
RSVP and more information