West Florida Genealogical Society

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West Florida Genealogical Society
Motto ”Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future”
Established 1982
Contact Info
Address P.O. Box 0947, Pensacola, FL 32591-0947
Website www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flwfgs/
Society Meetings
Day of Meeting First Saturday of the month except July
Time of Meeting 10:00 am - doors open at 9 am for visiting


  • West Florida Footprints  No. 1 1984 - No. 32 2011

The West Florida Footprints is a journal published annually by the West Florida Genealogical Society. Dues-paying members receive a Footprints each year as a benefit of membership. A limited number of copies are available for purchase.

  • Pensacola Vital Records Births/Deaths, 1891-1899, Volume 1 (Out of Print) 1988
  • Pensacola Vital Records Births, 1899-1910, Volume 2 (Out of Print) 1989
  • Pensacola Vital Records Deaths, 1899-1910, Volume 3 (Out of Print) 1989
  • Gravestone Registry Escambia County- Volume 1 (Out of Print) 1986
  • Gravestone Registry Escambia County- Volume 2 1988
  • Santa Rosa County Cemeteries Inscriptions 1985
  • Transcribed Marriage Records of Escambia County, Florida from 1821 - 1900   2009
  • Transcribed Marriage Records of Escambia County, Florida from 1901 - 1918   2012


  • West Florida Genealogical Society Newsletter  published monthly and mailed to members.


The West Florida Genealogy Library is located at 5740 N. 9th Avenue, near Pensacola State College. The non-circulating library houses a collection of local history and genealogical resources including holdings owned by the West Florida Genealogical Society. Library staff and WFGS volunteers are available to assist with your information searches.


November 3, 2012

  • Megan Smolenyak-Smolenyak will present in the a.m.: two subjects, "Right Annie, Wrong Annie" and "Trace Your Roots with DNA." After a lunch break, Megan will speak on "Find That Obituary" !"Online Newspaper Research," and "Honoring Our Ancestors." Complete details pending.

Purpose of the Society

The purpose of this society shall be:
1. To bring people together who are interested in genealogy and family history;
2. To promote genealogical research through programs, conferences, workshops,
library collections, and other activities;
3. To educate and assist members in the use of genealogical methods and standards of
accuracy; and
4. To promote the preservation and dissemination of records and resources of the local
area having genealogical and historical research value.

Society Projects


  • 1940 Federal Census through FamilySearch.org

Other Projects

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Nearby or Alternate Repositories

(List each repository, link to it, and briefly describe their collection. Ideally list around 3 to 7 repositories, but this is flexible.)

West Florida Links

West Florida Colonial Period