Florida Genealogy

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  • Florida African American Genealogy
  • Florida Cemetery Records
  • Florida Census Records
    • 1885 Florida State Census
      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. This collection coincides with NARA publication M845.
    • 1935 Florida State Census
      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.
    • 1945 Florida State Census
      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.
  • Florida County Map
  • Military Records
    • Florida Forts
      List of colonial forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902.
    • Revolutionary War Records
    • Civil War Records
      • Florida Civil War Map
      • Civil War Pensions Index Cards
        Each card gives the soldier’s name,  unit,  the application number,  the certificate number and the state from which the soldier served. In some cases,  the soldier’s rank,  terms of service,  date of death and place of death are given. The index cards refer to pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1917. The majority of the records pertain to Civil War veterans,  but they also include veterans of the Spanish-American War,  the Philippine Insurrection,  Indian wars,  and World War I.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955
        Images of applications for pensions filed by Confederate veterans and widows living in Florida.
    • World War I Records
    • World War II Records
    • Korean War Casualty List
    • Vietnam War Casualty List
  • Florida Native American Records
  • Florida Vital Records
    • Miami-Dade County Death Index
    • Florida Births and Christenings
      Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Florida for the years of 1880-1935. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 28,301 records. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Florida Deaths and Burials
      Name index to death and burial records from the state of Florida for the years of 1900-1921. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 24,800 records. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Florida Death Records
      Name index of Florida death records created by Florida Department of Health and Vital Statistics in Jacksonville,  Florida for the years of 1877-1939. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.
    • Florida Marriages
      Name index to marriage records from the state of Florida for the years of 1837-1974. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 860,110 records. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

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Florida Genealogy Databases – Subscription May be Required

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Florida Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry

Florida Military Data at Ancestry

Miscellaneous Florida data at Ancestry

Florida County Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

Florida Town Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

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