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West Florida Genealogical Society, Inc. (WFGS)

~ Established May 2, 1982 ~

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Welcome to the WFGS website. We hold monthly meetings (except in July) at the new West Florida Genealogy Library, which opened January 26, 2010. The meeting room opens at 9 a.m. for coffee and donuts and socializing. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with a brief busness meeting and then a program. Refer to the appropriate links below for complete information. Use your favorite search engine for a map to West Florida Genealogy Library. The calendar (below) will always show the correct meeting place.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar - speaker is Michael John Neill, March 28th.

The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will end at 3:45 p.m.

The speaker is Michael John Neill. Michael has written hundreds of genealogical how-to articles and currently writes the weekly newsletter Casefile Clues and Genealogy Tips of the Day. He has lectured to genealogy groups across the country on a wide variety of topics.

He will speak on Research Refocus: Maximizing Online and Offline Resources.

Individual topics are:

  • Tried and Tested Tidbits
  • Researching the Entire Family
  • Online Research
  • Found It, Now What?
  • Lunch will be on your own. The campus cafeteria and food court will be open. Registration must be received by March 23 in order for your information to be included in the surname booklet.

    Marcia Collier will have her books available for sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For additional information about the speaker and to print the registration form, go to Seminar Flyer, or Google Alabama Genealogical Society and click on "Seminar."

    Caroline Horton, Prattville:
    1st Vice President, Alabama Genealogical Society

    ANNOUNCEMENT! The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the live streaming of ten lectures from its 2015 Family History Conference, which will be held 13?16 May 2015, in St. Charles, Missouri. NGS members and others across the United States and overseas, who are unable to attend the conference in person, are invited to sign up for these live streaming lectures. Details of the live streaming program can be found on the NGS Conference website at

    Early bird registration ends March 30th.

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  • 2015 Calendar   -    2014   -      -    2013   -    2012   -    2011   -    2010
  • Publications (Index of West Florida Footprints in this section, as well as digitized copies of Volumes 1-23)
  • Membership Application or Renewal
  • Print a Pedigree Chart
  • 2009 Newsletters
  • WFGS E-mail List
  • By-laws
  • Standing Rules
  • Pensacola Public Library (PPL)
  • West Florida Genealogy Library (WFGL)
  • UWF Library
  • Family History Centers
  • West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.
  • Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM)
  • Escambia County FLGenWeb, Inc.
  • Okaloosa County Genealogy
  • Santa Rosa County FLGenWeb Inc.
  • Florida State Genealogical Society
  • Bay County Genealogical Society
  • Escambia County ALGenWeb

  • Helpful Links
    RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States Genealogy Standards & Guidelines
    Cyndi's List -- Citing Sources Databases - Lineage - Linked Cite Your Genealogy Sources
    Please Respect Copyright Citing Sources Dick Eastman Online Beginners Guides, Hints & Tips
    How to Cite Sources by John Wylie Calculate Birthdate from Tombstone Death Data 1790 - 1840 Census: Birth Year Calculations
    LDS Research Outlines - U.S. & International Nation Wide Cemetery Search (Find A Grave) St Michael's Cemetery Online (UWF)
    The Florida Historical Quarterly Lola Lee Bruington Cemetery Books Online Florida Memory Collections Online

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