Pensacola Florida Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Center is located on the south side of the building. Visitors should ring the appropriate bell to gain entry. Please note that microfilms are no longer available at this center. Most microfilms have been added to the internet and many more will be added in the future.
Individuals/families can do family history research through FamilySearch.org using its capabilities from home or local family history "rooms" in local Church buildings. When you get to the point that you have reached the research limit of those resources, it is time to turn to the Stake Family History Center. For everyone (members and non-members) we offer free access to Premium Family History websites, and the skills and experience of the many volunteer staff members to help researchers. Some premium genealogy sites available at the Family HIstory Center are Ancestry.com, Fold3, and Heritage Quest, among others.
Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]
- 9490 Fox Run Rd Pensacola FL 32514-7118 United States
- The entrance to the center is on the south side of the Fox Run Stake Center building, the side nearest Nine Mile road.
- For security reasons, the doors are locked and there is a bell to ring for admittance.
- No phone available
Open Hours: (Under certain circumstances we can open to meet your needs.)
- Wednesday: 10AM - 3PM New hours beginning December 2, 2020 until further notice.
We are closed for all national holidays: Thanksgiving week, Christmas holidays, New Years Eve & Day.In the event of hazardous weather, we may also close:
This Center does not participate in the Interlibrary Loan Program. Such requests should be made through the Pensacola Public Library Program.
'FHC Portal': This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
HARDWARE AND EQUIPMENT: [edit | edit source]
- Our Center has five patron computers, five microfilm readers, 2 microfiche readers and a microfilm/fiche copier.
- The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints Southern States Missions:
Alabama & Florida Membership records, 1888-1943, Film # 1880;
South Florida District, 1938-1943; Film # 1910,
West Florida, 1907-1951, Film # 1825
Olive & Pensacola Branches Film # 1909
- Florida Combined Death Index, 1877 - 1969 Fiche # 6081769 - 6081817
Calfornia Death Indexes. 1940 - 1983 Fiche # 6332560-64
Cook County, IL Birth & Death Indexes 1871 - 1916 Fiche # 6016532 - 33
South Carolina Death Certificate Index, 1915 -1944 Fiche # 6334926 - 28
Wisconsin Birth & Death Indexes 1850 - 1907 Fiche # 6331472-73
- Leonardo Andreas Collection. (54+ reels of microfilm)
Andreas was a professional genealogist in Columbia, SC during the 1950s. Collection consists of folders of genealogical correspondence between researcher and patron. Primarily Southeastern families. Index fiche # 6019560 Film # 954247 - ???
- South Carolina- Name Index to Genealogical Records Collected by the DAR Fiche
Many of the source films available at the Center.
- The Bowman Files.
Records of George Bowman, founder and president of the Massachusetts Mayflower Society.
(221 microfiche) # 6331448 - 6331471
- Large microfiche collection on indefinite loan for FHL which covers the U.S as well as
- Old Parochial Registers of Scotland.
These indexes cover births and marriages in the Old Parochial Registers of the Established
Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). They cover approximately three hundred years prior to
1855. Fiche # 6025611 – 6025739
Escambia Grantor INDEX, R-Z, 1822-1910 FILM 932541
Escambia Grantor INDEX, A-G, 1822-1910 FILM 932539
Escambia Grantor INDEX, H-Q, 1822-1910 FILM 932540
Escambia Church, Civic, Births, Deaths, Marriages, etc. 1891 - 1910 FILM 941012
Escambia Deed Records 1822 - 1834 FILM 932526
Escambia Deed Records 1834 - 1837 FILM 932527
Escambia Deed Records 1842 - 1848 FILM 932529
Escambia Deed Records 1837 - 1842 FILM 932528
Escambia Deed Records, 1866 - 1869 FILM 932534
Escambia Deed Records, Clerk of Circuit Court, 1822-1884, Index, 1822-1910 FILM 932543
Escambia Deeds 1822-1884 - Indexed FILM 932533
Escambia Deeds 1822-1884 - Indexed FILM 932542
Escambia Designation of homesteads, Vol. 1 1871-1972 FILM 941011
Escambia Marriage Records 1850 - 1860 FILM 850397
Escambia Marriage Records 1822-1927 FILM 941002
Escambia Marriage Records of Escambia, Lake, Marion & Nassau Cos.... FILM 6957
Escambia Marriage Records; 1822 - 1870 FILM 941001-2
Escambia Marriage Records; 1850-1971 FILM 6957
Escambia Pensacola City Directories 1834 FILM 1844004
Escambia Pensacola City Directories 1909-1915 FILM 1844002
Escambia Pensacola City Directories 1921-22, 1934, 1940 FILM 1425683
Escambia Pensacola City Directories; 1903 - 1908 FILM 1844001
Escambia Pensacola City Directories; 1909 - 1913 FILM 1844001
Escambia Pensacola City Directories; 1916 - 1924 FILM 1844003
Escambia Pensacola Residents, 1781-1821 FILM 1004228
Escambia Pensacola Vital Records Vol.1 - Births and Deaths 1891-1899 BOOK
Escambia Pensacola Vital Records Vol.2 - Births - 1899-1910 BOOK
Escambia Pensacola Vital Records Vol.3 - Deaths 1899-1910 BOOK
OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES:
West Florida Genealogy Library
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.
Specific inquiries regarding obituaries or other local information may be requested via email or by phone at (850) 494-7373 or 7375. The fee for out of town residents is $3.00 for each item requested. Please contact them before mailing requests. Escambia County residents are encouraged to visit the library for assistance.
Pensacola Historical Resource Center & Library
110 E. Church St.. Pensacola, FL 32502
Tuesday – Friday Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Pensacola Historical Society's Resource Center houses their collections and research library, and is accessible to Society members free of charge, and to the general public for a nominal fee. The Resource Center is currently located in the Beacon Building (which the Society has renamed the Norman Simons Building) at 110 Church Street.
Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court
221 Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Official Records Archives Records Center
120 East Blount Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
The John C. Pace Library at the University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514
University Archives and West Florida History Center
The Special Collections maintains the Panton, Leslie Papers (1783–1821) a significant block of material on British and Spanish West Florida trade with Native Americans. In addition, the collections’ focus is on the history and development of Pensacola and the West Florida region (ten counties of the Florida Panhandle, between the Perdido and Apalachicola rivers) from earliest settlement to the present time. It is the largest West Florida research collection in existence and a major repository dealing with Florida and the Gulf Coast region.
Santa Rosa County Archives
6444 Open Rose Drive, Milton, FL 32570
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
This facility has probate records from 1869, Tax records for 1872 - 1907 & some
delayed birth certificates (bible records may be included).
Milton Public Library
5541 Alabama Street, Milton, Florida 32570
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This library has a growing genealogical section.
Links[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.