To inspire and promote awareness and appreciation of genealogy, family history and Florida heritage.
The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 16 May 1977 to promote the study and research of genealogy and local history. The society publishes source materials and family history while encouraging seminars, workshops, and similar educational meetings in the State of Florida. From 1978 until 2015, the society held a statewide conference in a different Florida city each year and since since 2013, the society has hosted monthly webinars, Poolside Chats, and virtual conferences with presentations from nationally well-known speakers. FSGS's Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate Program honors descendants of Florida pioneers who settled in Florida prior to statehood on 3 March 1845, and Settlers & Builders of Florida who settled in Florida between 3 March 1845 and 31 Dec 1900. FSGS membership is open to individuals, institutions, and Florida-based societies.
- Historical records must be collected and preserved.
- Resources and knowledge must be shared.
- Education is the key to sound genealogical research.
- Collaboration within the genealogical community is essential.
- Strong leadership and volunteering are essential to success.
FSGS provides leadership and resources for:
- Education of current and future genealogists and family historians
- Identification, collection, preservation and dissemination of Florida historical records
Enabled through a network of individual members and Florida societies.
Operating Year: January - December 2022
Board of Directors
Awards & Scholarships
Editor - Florida Genealogist
Editor - Florida Lines
Public Relations Chair
Records Preservation & Access
Technology Committee Chair
Patricia Rand - Interim
C. Ann Staley