Genealogical Information at the Fort Walton Beach Public Library
Fort Walton Beach Library houses a Local History Room that contains artifacts and print items pertinent to our local history and culture. Included in the print collection are family histories and periodicals owned and maintained by the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County. These materials are available to the public. The library also maintains limited census information dating from 1790 as well as microfilm of the Northwest Florida Daily News as far back as 1915. Polk City Directories are also available from 1961 forward. Call Reference Librarian Jennifer Kepple for more information.

Fort Walton Beach City Library
185 Miracle Strip Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Patricia Gould, Librarian

Genealogical Information at the Valparaiso Community Library

The Louise K. Fitzgarrald Genealogy and Historical Library at the Valparaiso Community Library has the largest genealogy collections in Northwest Florida. Over 6,200 volumes of printed and microfilm material is housed in the genealogy collection including documents from all 50 states, Europe and from around the world. Also available are passenger lists, Native American and African-American research materials, United States military records, as well as a large collection of family history documents. The collection contains various United States Census Indexes and census microfilms from 1790 to 1930. The library offers online access to a number of genealogy and state archival databases at no cost to researchers. Workshops for beginners and advanced researchers are offered throughout the year.

Valparaiso Community Library
459 Valparaiso Parkway
Valparaiso, FL 32580
David Weatherford, Library Director