Santa Rosa County Lookup Volunteers

Santa Rosa County has a wonderful Genealogical Society and Historical Society whom have generously volunteered to do lookups for our county families. If you have an interest in volunteering we appreciate all the help we can get !!

Please use a specific family name and restrict your request to SantaRosa County families only. Surnames in all CAPS are helpful.

Joyce Penton Schnoor She is the President of the Santa Rosa County Genealogical Society. Thanks again for all her help.

Joyce has the following publications. Make contact if something sounds promising.
Santa Rosa Cemetery Book by:Richard Earl Jernigan, 1987
History of Santa Rosa County by:M.Luther King 1972
Penton Families of Alabama and Florida by: Mrs. W.E. Penton
William Weatherford, His County and His People by: Lynn Hastie Thompson,1991(1128 pages, genealogy charts, wills, etc)
Blackwater and Yellow Pine: The Development of Santa Rosa County 1821-1865 Vol 1/Vol 2 by: Brian R Rucker, Phd. UMI Dissertation Services 1990
Daniel Campbell & Effie McLean Descendants and Other Connections by:Mayme Tyner, 1982
The Tilghman/Tillman Family Register by: Stephen Frederick Tillman 1945
"Our Town" (54 articles published in the NW Fla Daily News from April 9, 1990 to June 3, 1992)report the history behind settlements, communities,towns and cities in Okaloosa,Walton and Santa Rosa counties.
Pioneering in the Panhandle by William James Wells 1976
Junction County Road 197 by Vic Campbell 1992 (This book is a collection of columns that appeared in THE PRESS GAZETTE the premier news media for all of Santa Rosa County Florida (1985-1989)NOTE: Vic Campbell is a nephew of E W Carswell, well-known author who has chronicled the history of the Florida Panhandle.
"Reminiscences" by Emory Fiske Skinner 1908
"West Florida Footprints", Journal of the West Florida Genealogical Society,Volumns 1-17, with index, 1984-1998 Many thanks to our F I R S T Volunteer!! Please contact Voncille Bush with the Santa Rosa Genealogical Society. Her data resources are as follows:

SantaRosa County Indexes for the census' 1820-1860 and 1885(state)
Abstracts from Santa Rosa Masonic Lodge, Number 16
Santa Rosa County Officials 1842-1865.
Available from the local library: Marriage Index & Cemetery records

Lisa Adams has a copy of:
"Marriages in Santa Rosa Co. FL 1869-1906" Compiled by The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County Florida and has offered to help us out by searching for any of you that are interested.

Angela Stone Wolfe
She and her husband have been researching Santa Rosa's old roads, and millsites, both the sawmills and gristmills.
These are the heritage of many of our families and it's exciting to have them help us in our research.

Thanks very much to all of you and anyone else who would like to jump in and volunteer!!


These listed are available for lookups by contacting Donna Buchanan

"Florida Connections Through Bible Records" by Anne W Taylor and MaryLee B Harrell---- Florida State Genealogical Society

"We Remember Bagdad" An Architectural History by Elaine C. Willis, Peggy W. Toifel and Dr. Lea Wolfe---- Bagdad Village Preservation Association

"History of Santa Rosa County-A Kings Country" by M. Luther King

"Pioneering in the Panhandle" by William James Wells

"Marriages in Santa Rosa Co. FL 1869-1906" Compiled by The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County Florida

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