A Few of NWFL
Family History Resources
By Margaret Harris
Microfilm, Large Genealogy Collection, Genealogy Class at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays
Head Librarian is Knowledgeable and
Staff is Friendly
City Directories, Newspaper Archive on Microfilm, “How-To Genealogy Books,
Genealogy Periodicals (Journals) by Location,
Genealogy Collection, Check the Stacks
Reference/Adult Services Librarian
Obtain Library Card for Electronic Resource, “Heritage Quest”
(Little Schoolhouse, Research Library,etc.)
Phone Contact: 850-244-3338
339 Lake Drive, FWB
Director: George Legge; 850-678-8430
Co-Director: M. Legge
This website only covers a small portion of our actual collections and holdings – which include 1.8 million items in over 800 collections, 250,000 photographs, 6,000 maps, and other materials with new research materials arriving daily. Visits, phone-calls, and e-mails to the Department are highly encouraged.
The collection of the West Florida Genealogy Society is now located at West Florida Regional Library System’s new location for genealogical resources and related archived materials. The West Florida Genealogical Society provides volunteers to help manage the materials and assist patrons.
(The library in Pensacola that holds the genealogy collection)
Members of the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County have been traveling to Mobile’s Public Library for years. Leave early in the morning and research all day! (Reference for this info is Hilma Jenus).
10. Bay County Library
This listing doesn’t begin to represent all the resources in Northwest Florida for the genealogy researcher; however, it is, rather, a few of the ones that I am familiar with or that friends of mine have mentioned to me. I will, as I find spare moments, strive to add other resources. I’m already feeling guilty about my omission of a discussion re the Santa Rosa County library in Milton; the efforts, there, of several dedicated members and friends of the SRC Genealogical Society and the library, to acquire an amazing collection of genealogical titles deserves special mention.
 History Library at the Museum is available by appointment.