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Florida Genealogy Resources

  • Alachua County Clerk of the Court. Alachua County Archives.

  • Ancestry.com. Florida Records. Subscription product. $

  • Boca Raton, FL newspapers, 1930′s-current. Archives courtesy of the Boca Raton Historical Society.
     
  • Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials. Compiled by the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.
     
  • Civil War Military Units in Florida.
     
  • Florida Adoption Registry
     
  • Florida - Alachua County Marriage Records.  Includes marriage licenses 1837-1973.

  • Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935. Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Florida. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.
     
  • Florida Birth Records. This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Florida birth records, Florida birth certificates, Florida birth notices, Florida birth indexes, and other related Florida genealogy records.

  • Florida, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Florida. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109,War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M251. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Florida. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M400. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.
     
  • Florida Confederate Pension Files.

  • Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955. Images of applications for pensions filed by Confederate veterans and widows living in Florida. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Florida. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 24,800 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939. Name index of Florida death records created by Florida Department of Health and Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998. Index of deaths from the Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. Index provided by Ancestry.com.  FamilySearch.

  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library archives, early 1800′s to current. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 1,376,000 pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text.

  • Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001. Index of divorces from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.
     
  • Florida Folklife Collection. The Florida Folklife Collection is a rich collection of folklife records documenting the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity reflected in the communities of our state.
     
  • Florida GenWeb Project.

  • Florida Government Information and Related Resources. University of Central Florida Libraries.
     
  • Florida Indian Tribes.

  • Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1920. Passenger lists of those arriving at Key West, Florida. This collection corresponds in part to NARA Publication T940: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Key West, Florida, 1898-1945. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001. Index of marriages from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993. Name index and images to Florida marriage records. Additional records will be added as indexing is completed. FamilySearch.

  • Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974. Name index to marriage records from the state of Florida. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. FamilySearch.
     
  • Florida Memory Project. The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research. The Project utilizes selected original records, photographs and other materials from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
     
  • Florida Obituaries Search. This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Florida obituaries, Florida death notices, other Florida obituary records, and various other related Florida genealogy records.

  • Florida on Florida. Florida On Florida is a catalog of digital materials related to Florida. It includes all sorts of items including maps, photographs, postcards, books, and manuscripts.
     
  • Florida Photographic Collection.

  • Florida, Probate Records, 1784-1990. Collection of probate records, including case files, wills and other documents created by the probate courts of various Florida counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. The records in this collection were created 1784-1990, but the content and time period of the records varies by county. FamilySearch.

  • Florida Public Records Search.

  • Florida State Census 1885. Imaged Records – Schedules of the Census of Florida taken by that state in 1885. All counties then in the state are represented with the exception of Alachua, Clay, Columbia and Nassau. The 1885 Florida State Census is comprised of four schedules – Population, Agriculture, Manufactures and Mortality. Population schedules are available for all counties, but there are no agriculture, manufactures or mortality schedules for some counties. FamilySearch.

  • Florida State Census 1935. Imaged Records – Population census for the State of Florida for the year 1935. This 1935 Florida State Census is an every-name list of the state’s inhabitants. The census is arranged alphabetically by county and then geographically by election precinct. All counties within the state are represented, although some election precincts are missing. The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county. FamilySearch.

  • Florida State Census 1945. Imaged Records – Population census for the State of Florida for the year 1945. This 1945 Florida State Census is an every-name list of the state’s inhabitants. The census is arranged alphabetically by county and then geographically by election precinct. All counties within the state are represented, although some election precincts are missing. The records are segregated by race. The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county.
  • FamilySearch.
     
  • Florida State Library and Archives.
     
  • Florida Statehood Election Returns, 1845. Originals by Florida Division of Elections. Originals and microfilm of records are located at state archives, Tallahassee, Florida. Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. FHL film #1672587 Item 3.

  • Florida, Tampa, Passenger Lists, 1898-1945.  Name index and images of passenger lists for those arriving in Tampa, Florida. Corresponds to NARA Publication M1844: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Tampa, Florida, November 2, 1898 - December 30, 1945. There are two gaps in these records: December 21, 1902-September 2, 1904 and May 1, 1915-November 30, 1915. Family Search.
     
  • Florida's Early Constitutions.  The Florida Constitutions of 1838, 1861, 1865, 1868, and 1885 are available with transcripts and digitized images of the original documents.
     
  • Michaels, Brian, compiler. Florida Voters in Their First Statewide Election, May 26, 1845. Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State Genealogical Society, 1987. This is a printed extraction and index to the Florida Statehood Election Returns.
  • Palm Beach County, Florida, has some images of death certificates online from about 1968 up to about May 2002 at the Clerk & Comptroller Website

  • Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials. (PALMM) is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. PALMM projects may involve a single university or may be collaborative efforts between a university and partners within or outside of the state university system. PALMM projects create high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community and general citizenry of Florida.
     
  • Tallahassee Genealogical Society, compilers. 1867-68 Florida Voter Registration Lists, Tallahassee, Florida: The Society, 1992. Compiled from original documents at the Florida State Archives. Includes index.
     
  • World War I Service Cards. The World War I service cards provide name; age; serial number; race; place of birth; and residence; for service men and women who were either from Florida or who entered service in Florida.