The New West Florida Genealogy Library in Pensacola, Florida

The growth of the Pensacola, Florida population, as well as lack of space has prompted the move of the Tryon Branch Library on 9th Ave. and College Blvd. to the new location at 1200 Langley Ave. in Pensacola.

The good news is that the former library will now become the West Florida Genealogy Library. The genealogy library is currently on the second floor of the library in downtown Pensacola. Moving it to the 9th and College location is perfect because more room is needed for the genealogy collection and the patron volume isn’t as heavy as was being dealt with at the Tryon Branch.

Gene Fischer, director of the West Florida Public Library System says “We needed more space for that and it seemed like the old Tryon Library would be ideal for that because you’re not talking about heavy volume. So parking would [not] necessarily be a problem.”

Fro more information, see the article in the October 6, 2009 edition of

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

1 thought on “The New West Florida Genealogy Library in Pensacola, Florida”

  1. Because of personal circumstances I haven’t been able, yet, to travel the 40 miles from my home to the still new (to me), West Florida Genealogical Library. I appreciate, though, that you chose to feature it, as many in the area still aren’t aware of it’s new digs or the wonderful collection they house. The genealogy department has always had a solid base of volunteers from the West Florida Genealogical Society.

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