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WFGS/Clever Genealogy DNA Interest Group
Thursday, October 17
WFGS/Clever Genealogy DNA Interest Group  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society and Clever Genetic Ancestry invite you to join us at the West Florida Genealogy Library for a free, open discussion/review forum lead by Kristina Clever, Professional Genealogist and owner of Clever Genetic Ancestry. It is designed to dig into DNA as a genealogical tool and as an opportunity to share your experiences with others. We will discuss how DNA can be used as evidence in your family research. We will collaborate with other genealogists who “speak our language” instead of rolling their eyes when we start talking about DNA and family research.

Laptops are not required but are recommended. Please be sure to bring your login information for your DNA tests if you would like to review results with other attendees.


Searching the WFPL Catalog Using Advanced Options
Saturday, October 26
Searching the WFPL Catalog Using Advanced Options  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
2:30 pm
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
All the books and periodicals on the Genealogy Library's shelves are in the WFPL catalog. Find items of interest by searching the catalog from home, or in the library. Learn to use advanced search options to find items on subjects (e.g., "Brown Family," or "Conecuh County.")



WFGS 2019 Fall Seminar
Saturday, November 2
WFGS 2019 Fall Seminar  (Seminars and Workshops)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ, Pensacola, FL
As the owner of Heritage Detective, LLC, Annette Burke Lyttle provides professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. Annette has been researching her own family on and off since high school, and she loves helping people uncover and share their family stories.

The WFGS Fall Genealogy Seminar provides an opportunity for genealogists at every level to improve their research by demonstrating the information to be found through a variety of resources.

Our topics for this seminar will be:
• How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game
• Free Online Genealogical Education
• Get Organized to Write Your Family Stories
• Doing a Deep Dive on FamilySearch

Lyttle has been a full-time genealogist since 2012. Her genealogical education has included the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the British Institute, the ProGen Study Group, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Study Group. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies.


Learn to Use WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan
Saturday, November 23
Learn to Use WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Use WorldCat, with 2 billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, to find books and manuscript collections (a.k.a. archival resources) that the West Florida Genealogy Branch does not own. We can show you how to request these items using Interlibrary Loan (ILL).



Christmas Treat Social
Saturday, December 7
Christmas Treat Social  (Meetings)
10:00 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
The West Florida Genealogical Society is wrapping up 2019 with a social. Bring some treats to share as we recap the year's highlights and celebrate the season with our fellow family historians.


Open Session - Q & A
Saturday, December 28
Open Session - Q & A  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Come with your questions and online research problems - we'll try to work through them together.



Genealogy 102: Diving Into the Records
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Genealogy 102: Diving Into the Records  (Meetings)
10:00 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Presentations from professional genealogists Jan Isosaari and Kristina Clever will focus on analyzing vital records and census reports to uncover details about your ancestors.


GOOGLE: Search, Advanced Search, and Google Books
Saturday, January 25, 2020
GOOGLE: Search, Advanced Search, and Google Books  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
A basic Google search can be a great starting point for online research. Use advanced search to find high quality genealogy sites, including government and university websites on genealogy. To find online texts, learn to serach Google Books, "the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books."



When the Courthouse Burns
Saturday, February 1, 2020
When the Courthouse Burns  (Meetings)
10:00 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
It's a challenge many genealogists face. You look for the courthouse that should have recorded your ancestor's marriage, land purchases, or last will and testament, only to learn the building burned just a few years later. West Florida Genealogical Society board member Bert Outlaw shows us how we may be able to get around the loss of those records.


Internet Archive (aka
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Internet Archive (aka "Archive.org" from the Wayback Machine)  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Use keyword searching to find names or places in millions of texts. Many useful historical and biographical resources may be downloaded for free.



Hathi Trust Digital Library
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Hathi Trust Digital Library  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Items in the public domain are searchable and viewable online; even materials under copyright may be searched, making it possible to identify specific items or pages within books or other texts to be requested for ILL.



FirstSearch Digital Library
Saturday, April 25, 2020
FirstSearch Digital Library  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Sponsored by FamilySearch, this is the largest genealogical library in the world.



Finding Digitized Newspapers
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Finding Digitized Newspapers  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Branch Library
Search digitized historical newspapers using Google News, Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers, Fulton HIstory.com, and more.



PERSI Periodical Source Index
Saturday, June 27, 2020
PERSI Periodical Source Index  (WFPL Genealogy 101)
10:30 am
West Florida Genealogy Library
Learn to find articles from periodicals, both newspapers and journals, to help you in your advanced research.