West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

WFGS and the 200th Anniversary

On July 17, 2021, it will have been 200 years since a ceremony exchanging flags took place in Pensacola, officially transferring the territory of La Florida from Spain to the United States. The West Florida Genealogical Society has participated by providing researchers for the 1821 Sampler project, in which we have tried to identify every individual who would have been in the Pensacola area for the exchange of flags. 

The 1821 Sampler Project is live!  View it here.

If you would like to view the raw data that underlies the Sampler Project and the source listclick here.