West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

Welcome to the West Florida Genealogical Society!

The West Florida Genealogocial Society (WFGS) is located in historic Pensacola, Florida and has been a vital resource for many people who have researched their ancestors from America's First City and the surrounding areas.

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Local history Facebook 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!

Wreaths Across America 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, West Florida Genealogy Society will be helping Barrancas National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans by laying Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Participating in the Sponsorship of Wreaths Across America:

The website for Wreaths Across America can be a bit confusing; isn’t very intuitive. It was felt that some help in stepping through the process will alleviate lots of frustration.  We have revised the link on the West Florida Genealogical Society’s webpage to take you right to our sponsorship page

When you get to this page, click on Sponsor Wreaths. This brings you to Wreath Sponsorship page - naming West Florida Genealogy Society (FL0635P) as the participating organization. On this page is where you have a choice of the number of wreaths you wish to sponsor: 1, 2, 5, 10 or a number that you choose.

When you have selected the number of wreaths you wish to sponsor, click on the Review my sponsorships button. This will take you to pages to pay either with a credit card or by PayPal. Just step through the payment process by clicking on the red buttons as they appear.

Thank you for your sponsorship and helping our society raise funds.



Search the West Florida Genealogical Branch Library Collection:
1. Click on the link: WFPL Home Page.
2. The Catalog search bar is at the top right.  Type in a general subject, title, or author you are looking for.
3. When the search results come up, look to the left side where it says "Searching: 8 Locations" in orange type. Click on the word "Change" and select "Genealogy Branch."  The results list will update to include only materials at the Genealogy Branch.

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(Be aware that the first results will be sponsored [paid] results. Look for the West Florida Genealogical Society results. Also, many resources on this site are .pdf files that are not searchable.)