West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

Welcome to the West Florida Genealogical Society!

Pensacola Lighthouse
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. 

CANCELLATIONS: Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19 and to ensure the safety and health of our members and visitors, the following events have been cancelled:
- The March 28, 2020 West Florida Genealogical Library's presentation of The Hathi Trust Digital Library
- The April 4, 2020 monthly meeting.
Please continue to check this website and the WFGS FaceBook page for updates on when normal gatherings may resume.  

You spoke, and we have listened! In an effort to continue providing top-notch genealogical education for our members, we are very excited to announce that Judy G. Russell, also known as The Legal Genealogist, will be the speaker for our 2020 Fall Seminar.
This venue will allow us to comfortably fit the packed crowd that we are expecting. Registration opens exclusively for current West Florida Genealogical Society members on April 4, so renew your membership now and be ready to reserve your seat. Society members will receive a special discounted price of $65 per person. Registration for non-members will open on June 1 for $80 per person.
Registration includes a full day of presentations, expanded lunch menu, chances to win some great door prizes, and a wonderful day spent with fellow genealogists. We look forward to seeing you there. Registration forms and more details will be coming in the following weeks.

More details on our event page.

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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