DeFuniak Springs Florida Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The DeFuniak Springs Family History Center serves Walton, Holmes and Okaloosa Counties. The Center has trained Temple and Family History Consultants ready and willing to assist you in your family search. This service is without cost, except for nominal fees for copies & materials available. Visitors should ring the doorbell to gain entry. Microfilm may no longer be ordered.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1391 Walton Rd De Funiak Springs FL 32433 United States
  • Enter parking lot from Walton Road, parking on East side.
  • Entrance on Southeast corner of building.
  • There is a sign at the East entrance of parking lot and a sign at the Southeast corner of the building by large Magnolia tree.
  • For security reasons, the doors are locked.
  • There is a doorbell to ring for admittance.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-850-892-2080

E-mail:

  • FL_DeFuniakSprings@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Schedule:

Closed week of Thanksgiving: Closed week of Christmas and New Year's: Also closed on National Holidays falling on regular days of operation:



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

2018 Northwest Florida Family History Fair

March 3, 2018

9AM to 12PM (Three 40-minute sessions)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

339 Lake Drive, FWB 32548

FREE, Everyone Welcome

Gain New Skills and Helpful Family History Information

Knowledgeable and Experienced Instructors

Classes offered in First Period:

1. Family Secret Agent- Keys to personal success for you family.

2. Military Records- Unlocking Information About Ancestors Who Served.

3. European Research- Special Emphasis on Italy & France.

4. Making An Oral Life History- If You Don't Do It - Who Will?

5. Writing A Personal History- A Rewarding Personal Journey.

6. Basic Family Search- Have Fun Getting Started Well!

7. FamilySearch Indexing- Helping Genealogy Move Forward.

8. Best of The Rest Records- Gold Mines For Experienced Genealogists.

Classes offered in Second Period:

1. DNA- Understanding The Basics Of Using DNA Information.

2. Google Earth For Genealogists- Enhancing Your Journey.

3. European Research- Special Emphasis On Germany.

4. African-American Research- Getting Beyond The Basics.

5. Making An Oral Life History- If You Don't Do It - Who Will?

6. Basic Family Search- Have Fun Getting Started Well!

7. Primary & Secondary Sources- Land, Probate, Census & Personal Records, Etc.

8. Best Internet Sites 4 Genealogy- New Resources You Can Count On!

Classes offered in Third Period:

1. Advanced Family Search Doc.- Quality Check The Family Tree!.

2. Military Records- Unlocking Information About Ancestors Who Served.

3. DNA- Understanding The Basics Of Using DNA Information.

4. African-American Research- Overcoming The Toughest Challenge.

5. Favorite Family History Internet Sites- Other than FamilySearch.

6. FamilySearch Indexing- Helping Genealogy Move Forward.

7. Writing A Personal History- A Rewarding Personal Journey.

8. Land Records- Pre & Post Revolutionary Ward Guidance.

Other Fair Offerings: Family History Center Portal Q & A Session, Family History

Help Center & Various Displays.

For detail information on classes and instructors please visit the Northwest Florida Family

History Fair- 2018 Facebook Page.

Three ways to register:

1. Email request of classes to familyhistoryfair1@gmail.com

2. Visit the Northwest Florida Family History Fair-2018 Facebook Page for Registration Form

link.

3. Drop in at any of the Fort Walton Beach Stake Family History Centers to register.

https://goo.gl/forms/bjmmNO9gNjNy3YiG2

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Resource Books, Extended Loan Microfilms from all states & several Countries, large collection of Microfiche

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 
  • Genealogy software programs, forms, research outlines, word lists, etc., available at cost
  • Research Specialty Assistance
  • Hardware and Equipment
  • 5 Computers, 3 Printers, Scanner, Copier, Microfilm & Microfiche Readers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • Provide Research Help. We do not perform the research for patrons, but we answer questions and suggest possible sources.
  • Provide Training
  • Assist in cleaning up data files.
  • Provide Service Opportunities for missionaries and volunteers. (Call 850-834-2255 for more information)

Resources in the Local Area
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Walton County Heritage Society 


Links[edit | edit source]




Volunteer At Our Family History Center

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Who

  • Feeling lost in your Temple and Family History Consultant Calling? - Take advantage of our training program.
  • Just want to learn more about Family History? - Those who serve always learn the most!
  • Want to serve a Mission but need to stay in the Area? - Serve part or full time.
  • Experienced family historians - We need your knowledge and skills. Contact our temple and family history consultant - center, Bill Everett or Judy Everett at the Center (850-892-2080 or ( bluebarnfarms@embarqmail.com )

When

  • Select 1 or more of our 2 hour shifts
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

How

As a Family History Support Missionary

Other Ways to Serve

FamilySearch provides many opportunities for you to contribute to family history work and make more resources available to people around the world who are seeking after their ancestral roots.