Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County (GSOC)
P.O. Box 1175
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549-1175



Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida


Entrance Used for GSOC Meetings
Meetings and Membership

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.

Meeting Minutes


GSOC Publications

Surnames Being Researched by GSOC Members

Okaloosa County Information,
Libraries, Museums,
and Local Histories

Okaloosa County Photos From the Past
[FL Map]

GSOC Journal
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.

Volume XXXII, Issue 102, was published and distributed in December 2013.

The 2014 Journal is now being prepared for distribution in September 2014. The theme continues the World War I through the Korean War period with an emphasis on how this era impacted Okaloosa County and its people. Previous Journals have had articles dealing with World War I through the Great Depression and into World War II.

GSOC Meetings

September 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM
[Show & Tell]
The September meeting of the GSOC will begin at 10:00 AM at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. The program will be a Show-and-Tell session with members bringing items encountered during their research and/or telling of interesting events they've run across.

The meeting will be followed by an optional Dutch Treat lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Other GSOC Meetings

October 11th; November 8th;
and our annual party on December 13th

GSOC Officers for 2014

President, James Young
1st Vice President (Programs), Del Lessard
2nd Vice President (Membership), Sue Basch
Treasurer, Bob Basch
Immediate Past President, Donna Elliott
Recording Secretary, Pat Pruett
Corresponding Secretary, Carl Laws
Historian, TBD
Publicity, Val Moreland
Genealogist, Margaret Harris
Webmaster & Newsletter Editor, Jim Young
Journal Editor, Jim Young

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