Kudos to the Florida State Genealogical Society

This week I received in the mail the latest issue of The Florida Genealogist, the publication of the Florida State Genealogical Society.  I submitted information to the journal that is extracted from my index I donated to the NCGenWeb Project of students attending North Carolina colleges.  Of course there were students from all over, not just NC, so I’m trying to think of ways to further spread the information so that it is in the hands of those who could use it the most.  Thus, I submitted to the society a list of students from Florida.  The first installment is now published and I received my complimentary copy in the mail.

I am not a member of the society and this was the first issue of The Florida Genealogist that I’ve seen. I have to say I was impressed! I like the layout the team has chosen to use,  the cover art, the quality of the information included in the issue, and of course, the name index at the back.  Kudos!

 

In addition to my contribution, this issue also contains:

  • Florida’s First Federal Employees: 1821-1825 – by Robert S. Davis, Director of the Family and Regional History Program at Wallace College — listing of federal employees who appeared in US government registers
  • Life and Death in Pensacola, Florida, 1763-1821: Searching for the Hidden People of St. Michael’s Cemetery – Part Two by Siska Williams and Kendra Kennedy — summarizes findings from a project to document and illuminate the presence of unmarked burials in the cemetery
  • Record of Examinations for Single Surgeon Dr. Thomas H. Hammond, Oxford, Florida 1896-1903 – transcribed by Ann Bergelt and Anza Bast — data from the doctor’s medical examination records of men for pension applications or who were seeking to increase an existing pension allowance.
  • Florida Pioneer Descendant Biographies — brief bios of pioneer settlers
Great issue.  I have just three recommendations to make it even better:
  • PDF and/or ePUB version please. Thank you. No need to waste paper for me.  :-)
  • Put the tables of contents of past issues online. They’ve done a great job with putting the newsletters online so if now they would do the journal that would be great!
  • put the name name index (comprehensive across multiple issues if possible), online
The Society has a nice new website and blog too, but there seems to be a Publications section lacking? Perhaps this is coming?  In any case, great job overall.

3 thoughts on “Kudos to the Florida State Genealogical Society

  1. Taneya, I cant tell you enough how much I depend on and LOVE all your blog posts. Its funny how you & I share TN as a core research state and then you post this when I have Florida ancestors! Thanks for taking a closer look & now, causing me to as well;)

  2. Hi Robyn, I’m glad you like the posts. I have been slowly learning more about Florida research so maybe we can trade notes one day :-)

  3. Hi Taneya, I was at one of the FL Societies recently. I have to ask them about the publication mentioned in your post. Thanks for sharing.

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