Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society

About the FSGS

The Florida State Genealogical Society was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 16 May 1977. Donations to FSGS are tax deductible. The society was founded 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. Since 1978, the society has held a statewide conference in a different Florida city each year with nationally well-known speakers.
To inspire and promote awareness and appreciation of genealogy, family history and Florida heritage.
Guiding Principles:
  • 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.
Vision Statement:
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.
Text us or leave a voice mail at: 321-430-5085
(no one will answer this number)
Questions about Pioneer Applications should be directed to the Pioneer Chair by email: pioneer@flsgs.org

Operating Year: January - December 2022

President: Marlis Humphrey
Vice President: John Frank Laurent
Treasurer: John Frank Laurent
Secretary: Vacant
Director-at-Large: Ms. Deborah A Baker
Director-at-Large: Vacant
Director-at-Large: Connie White
Committee Chairs
Awards & Scholarships: Vacant
Conference Chair: Vacant
Editor - Florida Genealogist: Annette Burke Lyttle
Editor - Florida Lines: Ashley Gonzalez
Historian/ Archivist: Vacant
Legislation Chair: Vacant
Membership Chair: Sharon Dempsey Eller
Pioneer Chair: Patricia Wallis Rand
Preservation Projects: Patricia Wallis Rand
Public Relations Chair: Vacant
Publications: Vacant
Records Preservation & Access: John Frank Laurent
Technology Committee Chair: Vacant
Webinar Programs: C. Ann Staley
Webmaster: Robert Inhoff