Genealogical Society of
Okaloosa County (GSOC)
P.O. Box 1175
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549-1175
was incorporated as a Florida non-profit, tax-exempt organization in 1976
to bring together persons interested in genealogy and family history.
The library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL. There is no admission charge for the GSOC meetings and all are welcome.
Annual membership dues are $24 for an individual and $35 for an individual and spouse at the same address.
Fort Walton Beach Library
185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Other Future Meetings
Mr. Fred Borg will present "Photography for Genealogists." Having grown up in Connecticut and moving around the world during a 20-year Army career, Fred retired and settled down in Panama City. Retiring again after working 21 years as a civilian drug abuse counselor, a 2002 Boxster caught his eye. Fred's first Porsche! In addition to Porsche activities, Fred is an avid genealogist and wildlife photographer.
Everybody takes pictures of scenery, children, family vacations and such, but as genealogists we sometimes need to photograph other things. We need to document paper records, headstones, family heirlooms, and other things that normally don't get photographed. We'll learn about what some of these things are, where to find them, and how to capture the image.
It is sponsored by the Fort Walton Beach Stake LDS Family History Center.
Newsletters (since 2009)
GSOC Books (free read on line and/or download)
Surnames Being Researched by GSOC Members as of July 2016
Current GSOC Bylaws (Revised 10 Sept 2016)
From the Past
The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County publishes our Journal once yearly. Volunteers conduct research in Northwest Florida for information to be published in the Journal with emphasis on material of limited availability. Members provide articles and other material from sources in areas in which they are searching.
Table of Contents of the 2016 Journal
Table of Contents of the 2015 Journal
Table of Contents of the 2014 Journal
Table of Contents of the 2013 Journal
Table of Contents of the 2012 Journal
Table of Contents of the 2011 Journal
President, Jon Sheperd
1st Vice President (Programs), Margaret Harris
2nd Vice President (Membership), Jerry Rush
Treasurer, Phil Hoge
Recording Secretary, Kathie Sheperd
Corresponding Secretary, Val Moreland
Immediate Past President, Sue Basch
Publicity, Val Moreland
Genealogist, Margaret Harris
Webmaster, Jim Young
Newsletter Editor, Edward Crosby
Journal Coordinator & Editor, Cindy Barber
This section currently contains Nicole Grinnan's presentation entitled Tombstone Tales, Guide to Funerary Art, and Basic Guidelines for Cleaning Historic Stone; Amy Raley's presentation entitled Federal Road Migration; Sarah Roach's handout that accompanied her presentation Walking Back Into Colonial America; and the GSOC Journals for 2010 through 2017.