The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County

The GSOC is a must for researchers interested in the Florida Panhandle. Contact them at:
P.O. Box 1175
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549

E-mail: GSOC@cox.net
I understand a new website may soon be in order as well.

The newsletter editor Virginia Trawick may be reached at: Xginnyt@gnt.net
Please remove the leading "X" from the address.

GSOC Meetings are always held the second Saturday of the month. Meetings are held monthly at various places on Saturdays at 10:00 for browsing, 10:30 for business, 11:00 for program.

May 14 - FWB - LDS
Program: Bob Montague, "The Montague Family Migration Patterns from Early VA to the West and South."

June 11 - Nice ville First United Mthodist Church
Program: TBA

New Feature at Genealogy Meetings: Ten minute Genealogy Education Spotlight (A review of the basic principles and practices for Beginning your Family History Research). Handouts every meeting.

Genealogical Society Outreaches:
Crestview Library, Mondays 6:30-8p.m. Beginning Genealogy Help; Contact Florence Lembeck for more info (flembeck@aol.com).
Valparaiso Library- Beginning Help: Contact Beverly Gross for times,
(henrybev66@cox.net).

October Conference, (Oct. 9th), Time and Program to Be announced, but it will be a winner.

2005 Officers:
President: Chuck Licari
Vice Pres: (Programs) Beverly Gross
Vice Pres: (Membership) Rita Bartmess
Treasurer: Walt Ruckel
Secretary: Joan LaCrosse

Pertinent websites are: http://www.lib.uwf.edu/SpecialCollections/index.shtml; http://www.wfrl.lib.fl.us/genealogy.htm ; http://www.genhomepage.com/FHC/Florida.html

Dues are $12.00 for regular and $18.00 for supporting membership. (The extra $6.00 goes towards books.)
Life membership - $175. Family Life - $225.
Year runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.

Newsletters are quarterly.
Journals are 3 times a year.
Brief Queries are Free! (As space permits)
Family Histories for families of NW FL and S AL, as well as those of members, are published at no cost as space permits.

Books compiled by the Society for sale are:

NEW! "Funeral Records of Okaloosa County Florida" From the McLaughlin FH. $25.00 Alphabetically arranged by deceased with index of parents as well. Info includes Date and place of birth, date and place of death, marital status, sex, name, cemetery, occupation, father/mother. It is well worth the $25.00 plus 2.50 Postage.

"Marriages Santa Rosa County, Florida 1869-1906" $10.00 - 123 pages including every-name index.

"Okaloosa County Florida Cemeteries Books" Vol. I - 153 pages, map, 24 Cemeteries North of Shoal River and East of Yellow River, every-name index. SOLD OUT!
Vol. II - 108 pages, map, 24 Cem. North of Shoal River and West of Yellow River, every-name index. $10.00
Vol. III - 131 pages, map, 11 Cem. South of Shoal River and ones on Eglin AFB, indexed. $10.00

"Walton County Marriages 1885-1915" - Over 10,000 names with every-name index. $10.00

Each is 8.5" X 11", soft covers. Shipping and handling for the first book is $2.50 plus .50 per additional volume.

Past issues of "A Journal of Northwest Florida" are $1.50 each, postpaid (when available).