Wakulla County Historical Society

"A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable." Thomas Jefferson

Archive for the tag “Genealogy Group”

Do You Need Help Discovering Your Ancestors?

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Wakulla County Museum and Archives has highly trained Genealogy specialist to assist you with finding your family.

Call 850-926-1110 to make an appointment.


What Does WCHS Offer?

Wakulla County Historical SocietyAND MUCH MORE…. Call us at 850-926-1110.

Wakulla County Courthouse Burned in 1892

Did you ever wonder why you couldn’t find all of Wakulla County’s old records? Arlene Vause shared that our courthouse burned in 1892. The land records were saved, but this area has a unique situation with land records. Most of Wakulla County was in what they called the Forbes Purchase which was through the Apalachicola Land Company, a private company out of New York City. So the land bought in the Forbes Purchase was not filed with the county and state. Therefore, land records from back then are limited, but there are some.

Visit our Updated Genealogy Site

Thank you to Craig Kittendorf for updating our Genealogy Site. You can see who is buried in local cemeteries, check out marriages, and obituraries. More projects will be coming soon.

Click Here…

Genealogy Meeting with Alisha Morgan Today at the Library

By Carolyn Wrenn Harvey
At our May 3rd meeting we will have Alisha Morgan speak to us. Alisha is a personal historian and the owner of Paperclipped Memories. Her company helps you preserve your life stories in beautiful, customized books. She will be talking to us about the importance of recording our personal history. She is also going to have a drawing for a copy of her book.

So come and join us for this exciting evening and learn how to preserve our Genealogy.
Bring someone new to our meeting, someone who wants to start their tree.

Mark your calendar for May 3rd @ 6:30PM at the Wakulla Library.

Wakulla County Historical Society Offers…

Genealogy Meeting

Genealogy Meeting with Deanna D. Ramsey

Join the Genealogy meeting on the 5th of April, the subject will be “Family Tree Maker and Cloud Computing:  Tools for the 21st Century”.  Our guest speaker will be Deanna D. Ramsey.  See you on the 5th of April and bring a friend with you to our meeting,  6:30PM at the Wakulla County Public Library is the place to be for the April Genealogy meeting.

Call Carolyn at 850-524-5334 for more information.

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