Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC)
P.O. Box 1175
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549-1175
Regular meetings are held at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL, at 10 AM on the second Saturday of each month. There is no admission charge and all are welcome. The meetings are usually followed by an optional Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Click here to see a map showing the location of the Heritage Museum. (Click the "Back" button on that page to get back to here.)
Annual membership dues are $24 for an individual and $35 for an individual and spouse at the same address.
If you would like to become a member, want to renew your membership, or want to update your membership record, please click on one of these application forms. When the desired form is displayed, you can print it or save it to your computer.
The form for new members is: New Member Form and the form for renewing members is Renewal Form. Checks should be made out to GSOC and mailed along with the form to the GSOC post office address shown above or brought to a meeting.
GSOC-published Books for Sale
Surnames Being Researched by GSOC Members
and Local Histories
| The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County publishes A Journal of NORTHWEST FLORIDA 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 material from sources in areas in which they are searching.
The latest issue of the Journal is Volume XXXIV, Issue 101, dated September 2012.
The speaker for our May meeting will be Charlene Grafton, Registered Nurse, nationally certified Case Manager, internationally recognized tennis player, veteran of the Army Nurse Corps and prolific author.
Her seventh non-fiction book, What's In Your Genes? Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy, was recently published and is available in printed and electronic form from several sources. In this book she points out that by staying alert to your genetic ancestry, your family’s health history will have a new meaning for you and your family in the coming age of personalized medicine.
President, Donna Elliott
1st Vice President (Programs), Ken Elliott
2nd Vice President (Membership), Sue Basch
Asst. 2nd Vice President (Membership), Carol Lessard
Treasurer, Bob Basch
Immediate Past President, Malcolm Flanagan
Recording Secretary, Pat Pruett
Assistant Recording Secretary, Frances Hoge
Corresponding Secretary, Jim Young
Historian, Sue Basch
Genealogist, Margaret Harris
Webmaster & Newsletter Editor, Jim Young