West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

Welcome to the West Florida Genealogical Society!

Barracks at Ft. Barrancas
The West Florida Genealogocial Society (WFGS), a 501(c)(3) organization located in historic Pensacola, Florida, is the largest genealogical society in Northwest Florida. 
 
WFGS was founded in 1982 to promote knowledge of and stimulate interest in the study of genealogy.
    
Monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month (except July) at the West Florida Genealogy Library, 5740 N. 9th Ave., Pensacola.  All meetings are open to the general public and include a presentation on genealogical research or relevant history. 
 

 
 

 
March 12-13, 2020 - LIVE - 24-hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon
 
Join MyHeritage and FamilyTree Webinars for the first-ever 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon, where you will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From advanced Googling to DNA, from The Great Lakes to Australia and Germany, there's something for everyone... in every time zone. And thanks to FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes. If you can't join in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available absolutely free for a week. (Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership o FamilyTreeWebinars.com.)

Click HERE for a list of topics and times and a link to register.

 

 
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!
Looking for materials held at the West Florida Genealogy Branch Library? 
Here is a link to instructions on how to use the WFPL Main Catalog Advanced Search function to narrow your search results to materials specific to the Genealogy Branch.
 
Click here for a link to all the SURNAME FILES currently held in the West Florida Genealogy Branch Library's vertical files.
 
 

 
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