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Florida Genealogy & Family Trees

Explore Florida genealogy and family history resources, including free online Florida genealogy databases, with these helpful guides for tracing your Florida surnames and family tree.
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Florida Vital Records - Births, Marriages & Deaths
Learn when births, deaths, and marriages were recorded in Florida, and how to obtain Florida birth, death, marriage, divorce, and adoption records. Includes links to Florida birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate applications.

1895 Atlas of Florida
Browse this alphabetic listing of Florida localities to access fully digitized 1895 mpas from Florida counties and towns.

Books We Own
Part of the worldwide Books We Own project, this Florida page contains listing of genealogy and history books with volunteers willing to do lookups.

Family History Centers in Florida
Family History Centers, outreaches of the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City,  are located throughout the world to help individuals search the records of their ancestors.

Florida Census Online
Find links to free online census records for Florida from Mark E. Reed

Florida Genealogical & Historical Societies
Society Hill offers another good listing of genealogical and historical societies in Florida with phone numbers, addresses, and Web sites (when available).

Florida Genealogy Research Outline - FamilySearch
Learn how to research your Florida ancestors with this free compilation of Florida genealogy research strategies and resources. From FamilySearch.org.

Florida GenWeb Archives
Transcriptions of original source material from the state of Florida, arranged by county.

Florida GenWeb
State & county resources on this huge volunteer Web site include census, vital records, queries, surname listings, publications, associations and libraries, lookup volunteers, and more!

Florida Pioneer Ancestors
Browse a list of the pioneers (organized by pioneer or by descendant) who settled in Florida before 1845. All of them have been documented and approved by the FSGS pioneer committee since the program began in 1979.

Florida State Archives
A guide to the genealogical and family history holdings of the Florida State Archives. Make sure not to miss their wonderful online photographic collection!

Florida State Genealogical Society
This society was founded in 1977 and has been striving to be of use to those researching their Floridian ancestry ever since.  They offer many online resources as well as an excellent list of Florida's genealogical societies.

GenForum Florida
A free message board devoted to Florida queries.

Mailing Lists for Florida
John Fuller and Christine Gaunt maintain a wonderful list of genealogy mailing lists for Florida and its counties, plus information on how to subscribe to each.

Names Found in Florida Cemeteries
A database of many Florida cemeteries searchable by surname.  Information may include names, dates, cemetery location, and more.

Online Census Project
Online census data transcribed by hard-working volunteers of this USGenWeb project. Some years and counties are not yet available.  Consider signing up to help!

State Library of Florida
Selected genealogy resources from the Florida Collection are detailed online.

The Floridians - An Interactive Florida History
Take an interactive, photographic tour of Florida's long history with brief biographies and town histories. Developed by M. C. Bob Leonard, Professor of History, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida.

Tombstone Transcription Project
A registry, by state and county of transcribed cemeteries and of individuals and groups who plan to record cemetery data for the state of Florida - a special project of USGenWeb.

Vital Records Information
A guide to obtaining copies of Florida vital records, such as birth & death certificates, marriage licenses & divorce decrees.

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