Annette Burke Lyttle

Florida State Genealogical Society Appoints Editor-in-Chief for The Florida Genealogist Journal

11 December 2020

FLORIDA, December 11, 2020 — The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) announces the appointment of Annette Burke Lyttle as Editor-in-Chief of its journal, The Florida Genealogist (TFG). “Annette’s deep experience in editing, education, and genealogy will ensure an exceptionally high-quality journal for our FSGS members,” noted Marlis Humphrey, President FSGS.

Published since 1977, The Florida Genealogist features case studies, compiled genealogies, biographies, educational articles, and transcriptions, abstracts, and indexes of original records, all with a Florida connection. Many libraries with genealogy departments nation-wide maintain a collection of TFG issues on their shelves and in their digital holdings. 

“I’m thrilled to join The Florida Genealogist team,” Annette said. “A state society’s journal provides a way to share research and expertise and to learn from fellow researchers. I hope to build on the journal’s forty-three-year history of publishing Florida-related content while exploring new ways we can serve our readers.” Subscription to TFG is available at Articles can be submitted for consideration to [email protected].

FSGS thanks C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, and Ashley Gonzalez, the interim editors, for stepping in to produce the most recent two issues of The Florida Genealogist.

About Annette Burke Lyttle

Annette Burke Lyttle is a professional genealogist who specializes in education, writing, and editing. Her articles have appeared in NGS MagazineFGS Forum, and the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly. Annette is a national speaker, has been on the faculty of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, is a course coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for 2021, and serves on the committee that produces the FSGS Poolside Chats. She is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and an editorial assistant for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Annette has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University and a master’s in English from the University of Michigan. She lives in The Villages, Florida, where she is vice president and program chair for their genealogical society.

About the Florida State Genealogical Society

The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS), a not for profit organization, inspires and promotes awareness and appreciation of genealogy, family history and Florida heritage. FSGS produces a free monthly webinar, Poolside Chats, on a variety of genealogy topics. FSGS collects and preserves historical records. FSGS honors Florida Pioneer Descendants for documented ancestry of a pioneer who settled in Florida prior to statehood in 1845. Anyone may join FSGS. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for a family. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Fresh from FSGS and “like” us at .

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Contact Information:

Ashley Gonzalez 
FSGS Newsletter Editor & Interim Media Chair
(407) 494-0927
[email protected]