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Birth Records (135)
Cemetery Records (6,726)
Census Records (2,606)
Church Records (362)
City Directories (1,958)
Court Records (49)
Death Records (426)
Histories and Genealogies (346)
Immigration Records (91)
Land Records (458)
Map Records (789)
Marriage Records (509)
Military Records (819)
Minority Records (100)
Miscellaneous Records (140)
Newspapers and Obituaries (1,906)
Probate Records (199)
School Records (2,360)
Tax Records (22)

By County

Alachua County (472)
Baker County (141)
Bay County (278)
Bradford County (152)
Brevard County (396)
Broward County (481)
Calhoun County (172)
Charlotte County (134)
Citrus County (147)
Clay County (230)
Collier County (166)
Columbia County (240)
DeSoto County (154)
Dixie County (106)
Duval County (845)
Escambia County (585)
Flagler County (83)
Franklin County (142)
Gadsden County (259)
Gilchrist County (98)
Glades County (63)
Gulf County (100)
Hamilton County (252)
Hardee County (117)
Hendry County (92)
Hernando County (184)
Highlands County (129)
Hillsborough County (737)
Holmes County (247)
Indian River County (140)
Jackson County (482)
Jefferson County (205)
Lafayette County (118)
Lake County (348)
Lee County (285)
Leon County (470)
Levy County (239)
Liberty County (159)
Madison County (284)
Manatee County (316)
Marion County (481)
Martin County (128)
Miami-Dade County (844)
Monroe County (208)
Nassau County (270)
Okaloosa County (265)
Okeechobee County (76)
Orange County (586)
Osceola County (137)
Palm Beach County (545)
Pasco County (324)
Pinellas County (907)
Polk County (610)
Putnam County (297)
Saint Johns County (382)
Saint Lucie County (207)
Santa Rosa County (291)
Sarasota County (303)
Seminole County (217)
Sumter County (181)
Suwannee County (260)
Taylor County (136)
Union County (101)
Volusia County (627)
Wakulla County (270)
Walton County (251)
Washington County (232)

By City

Alachua (in Alachua County) (43)
Alford (in Jackson County) (32)
Altamonte Springs (in Seminole County) (21)
Altha (in Calhoun County) (37)
Alva (in Lee County) (27)
Anthony (in Marion County) (28)
Apalachicola (in Franklin County) (63)
Apopka (in Orange County) (46)
Arcadia (in DeSoto County) (84)
Archer (in Alachua County) (37)
Atlantic Beach (in Duval County) (25)
Auburndale (in Polk County) (32)
Aucilla (in Jefferson County) (25)
Avon Park (in Highlands County) (34)
Babson Park (in Polk County) (23)
Baker (in Okaloosa County) (36)
Baldwin (in Duval County) (32)
Barberville (in Volusia County) (23)
Bartow (in Polk County) (91)
Bascom (in Jackson County) (32)
Bell (in Gilchrist County) (39)
Belle Glade (in Palm Beach County) (43)
Belleview (in Marion County) (35)
Bellville (in Hamilton County) (22)
Berrydale (in Santa Rosa County) (23)
Blitchton (in Marion County) (28)
Blountstown (in Calhoun County) (40)
Bluff Springs (in Escambia County) (21)
Boca Raton (in Palm Beach County) (75)
Bonifay (in Holmes County) (66)
Bonita Springs (in Lee County) (26)
Bowling Green (in Hardee County) (29)
Boynton Beach (in Palm Beach County) (40)
Bradenton (in Manatee County) (142)
Brandon (in Hillsborough County) (43)
Branford (in Suwannee County) (34)
Bristol (in Liberty County) (51)
Bronson (in Levy County) (31)
Brooker (in Bradford County) (23)
Brooksville (in Hernando County) (93)
Bryceville (in Nassau County) (22)
Buckingham (in Lee County) (24)
Bunnell (in Flagler County) (30)
Bushnell (in Sumter County) (54)
Callahan (in Nassau County) (40)
Camp Blanding (in Clay County) (21)
Campbellton (in Jackson County) (28)
Cantonment (in Escambia County) (31)
Cape Canaveral (in Brevard County) (24)
Cape Coral (in Lee County) (29)
Capitola (in Leon County) (24)
Captiva (in Lee County) (24)
Carrabelle (in Franklin County) (29)
Caryville (in Washington County) (22)
Casselberry (in Seminole County) (22)
Cedar Key (in Levy County) (46)
Center Hill (in Sumter County) (25)
Century (in Escambia County) (28)
Charlotte Harbor (in Charlotte County) (22)
Chattahoochee (in Gadsden County) (41)
Cherry Lake (in Madison County) (32)
Chiefland (in Levy County) (44)
Chipley (in Washington County) (68)
Chumuckla (in Santa Rosa County) (24)
Citra (in Marion County) (37)
Clarksville (in Calhoun County) (23)
Clearwater (in Pinellas County) (199)
Clermont (in Lake County) (42)
Cleveland (in Charlotte County) (18)
Clewiston (in Hendry County) (33)
Cocoa (in Brevard County) (75)
Cocoa Beach (in Brevard County) (35)
Coconut Grove (in Miami-Dade County) (42)
Coral Gables (in Miami-Dade County) (67)
Coral Springs (in Broward County) (21)
Cottage Hill (in Escambia County) (21)
Cottondale (in Jackson County) (41)
Crawfordville (in Wakulla County) (89)
Crescent City (in Putnam County) (34)
Crestview (in Okaloosa County) (56)
Cross City (in Dixie County) (28)
Crystal River (in Citrus County) (30)
Cypress (in Jackson County) (23)
Dade City (in Pasco County) (79)
Dania (in Broward County) (25)
Dania Beach (in Broward County) (21)
Darlington (in Walton County) (27)
Davenport (in Polk County) (26)
Davie (in Broward County) (28)
Daytona Beach (in Volusia County) (166)
De Leon Springs (in Volusia County) (25)
DeFuniak Springs (in Walton County) (52)
DeLand (in Volusia County) (133)
Deerfield Beach (in Broward County) (35)
Dellwood (in Jackson County) (23)
Delray Beach (in Palm Beach County) (63)
Deltona (in Volusia County) (32)
Destin (in Okaloosa County) (22)
Dills (in Jefferson County) (21)
Dorcas (in Okaloosa County) (18)
Dover (in Hillsborough County) (30)
Dowling Park (in Suwannee County) (24)
Duette (in Manatee County) (24)
Dunedin (in Pinellas County) (95)
Dunnellon (in Marion County) (51)
Eagle Lake (in Polk County) (23)
Eatonville (in Orange County) (23)
Edgewater (in Volusia County) (27)
Elfers (in Pasco County) (25)
Elkton (in Saint Johns County) (25)
Englewood (in Sarasota County) (32)
Estero (in Lee County) (28)
Esto (in Holmes County) (27)
Eustis (in Lake County) (60)
Everglades (in Collier County) (22)
Evergreen (in Nassau County) (24)
Fairbanks (in Alachua County) (30)
Fairfield (in Marion County) (28)
Fern Park (in Seminole County) (19)
Fernandina Beach (in Nassau County) (77)
Ferry Pass (in Escambia County) (21)
Flemington (in Marion County) (29)
Floral City (in Citrus County) (28)
Forest Corners (in Marion County) (27)
Fort Jefferson (in Monroe County) (24)
Fort Lauderdale (in Broward County) (170)
Fort Meade (in Polk County) (57)
Fort Myers (in Lee County) (144)
Fort Ogden (in DeSoto County) (21)
Fort Pierce (in Saint Lucie County) (136)
Fort Walton Beach (in Okaloosa County) (47)
Fort White (in Columbia County) (34)
Fountain (in Bay County) (23)
Freeport (in Walton County) (26)
Frostproof (in Polk County) (34)
Fruitland Park (in Lake County) (28)
Gainesville (in Alachua County) (215)
Gaskin (in Walton County) (24)
Geneva (in Seminole County) (22)
Glen Saint Mary (in Baker County) (23)
Glendale (in Walton County) (23)
Gonzalez (in Escambia County) (22)
Gotha (in Orange County) (27)
Graceville (in Jackson County) (43)
Grand Ridge (in Jackson County) (33)
Green Cove Springs (in Clay County) (68)
Greensboro (in Gadsden County) (28)
Greenville (in Madison County) (46)
Greenwood (in Jackson County) (35)
Gretna (in Gadsden County) (26)
Groveland (in Lake County) (34)
Gulf Breeze (in Santa Rosa County) (24)
Gulfport (in Pinellas County) (28)
Haines City (in Polk County) (36)
Hallandale (in Broward County) (28)
Hastings (in Saint Johns County) (28)
Havana (in Gadsden County) (41)
Hawthorne (in Alachua County) (47)
Hernando (in Citrus County) (23)
Hialeah (in Miami-Dade County) (46)
High Springs (in Alachua County) (41)
Hilliard (in Nassau County) (41)
Hobe Sound (in Martin County) (23)
Holly Hill (in Volusia County) (23)
Hollywood (in Broward County) (98)
Holt (in Okaloosa County) (22)
Homestead (in Miami-Dade County) (52)
Hosford (in Liberty County) (38)
Hudson (in Pasco County) (36)
Immokalee (in Collier County) (22)
Inglis (in Levy County) (23)
Interlachen (in Putnam County) (32)
Inverness (in Citrus County) (38)
Ivan (in Wakulla County) (29)
Jacksonville (in Duval County) (665)
Jacksonville Beach (in Duval County) (35)
Jasper (in Hamilton County) (81)
Jay (in Santa Rosa County) (52)
Jennings (in Hamilton County) (55)
Jensen Beach (in Martin County) (25)
Jupiter (in Palm Beach County) (32)
Kenansville (in Osceola County) (21)
Key Biscayne (in Miami-Dade County) (32)
Key West (in Monroe County) (121)
Keystone Heights (in Clay County) (24)
Kissimmee (in Osceola County) (61)
Korona (in Flagler County) (18)
La Belle (in Hendry County) (30)
Lacoochee (in Pasco County) (25)
Lady Lake (in Lake County) (21)
Lake Alfred (in Polk County) (24)
Lake Butler (in Union County) (44)
Lake City (in Columbia County) (95)
Lake Helen (in Volusia County) (27)
Lake Mary (in Seminole County) (24)
Lake Placid (in Highlands County) (31)
Lake Wales (in Polk County) (54)
Lake Worth (in Palm Beach County) (62)
Lakeland (in Polk County) (187)
Lamont (in Jefferson County) (28)
Land O' Lakes (in Pasco County) (25)
Lantana (in Palm Beach County) (33)
Largo (in Pinellas County) (120)
Laurel Hill (in Okaloosa County) (32)
Lawtey (in Bradford County) (24)
Lecanto (in Citrus County) (24)
Lee (in Madison County) (39)
Leesburg (in Lake County) (63)
Lisbon (in Lake County) (21)
Lithia (in Hillsborough County) (35)
Live Oak (in Suwannee County) (82)
Lloyd (in Jefferson County) (23)
Longwood (in Seminole County) (25)
Lulu (in Columbia County) (21)
Luraville (in Suwannee County) (21)
Lutz (in Hillsborough County) (32)
Lynn Haven (in Bay County) (38)
Macclenny (in Baker County) (30)
Madison (in Madison County) (77)
Maitland (in Orange County) (27)
Malone (in Jackson County) (35)
Mandarin (in Duval County) (27)
Marathon (in Monroe County) (26)
Marco Island (in Collier County) (18)
Marianna (in Jackson County) (114)
Mascotte (in Lake County) (25)
Mason (in Columbia County) (21)
Mayo (in Lafayette County) (36)
McAlpin (in Suwannee County) (25)
Medart (in Wakulla County) (37)
Melbourne (in Brevard County) (75)
Melrose (in Putnam County) (31)
Merritt Island (in Brevard County) (38)
Miami (in Miami-Dade County) (484)
Miami Beach (in Miami-Dade County) (77)
Miami Shores (in Miami-Dade County) (35)
Miami Springs (in Miami-Dade County) (35)
Micanopy (in Alachua County) (40)
Miccosukee (in Leon County) (23)
Middleburg (in Clay County) (54)
Mikesville (in Columbia County) (21)
Milligan (in Okaloosa County) (20)
Milton (in Santa Rosa County) (73)
Mims (in Brevard County) (23)
Miramar (in Broward County) (20)
Molino (in Escambia County) (37)
Monticello (in Jefferson County) (69)
Montverde (in Lake County) (24)
Moore Haven (in Glades County) (20)
Morriston (in Levy County) (26)
Moss Bluff (in Marion County) (27)
Mossy Head (in Walton County) (22)
Mount Dora (in Lake County) (48)
Mulberry (in Polk County) (41)
Munson (in Santa Rosa County) (28)
Myakka City (in Manatee County) (24)
Naples (in Collier County) (78)
Neptune Beach (in Duval County) (28)
New Hope (in Holmes County) (22)
New Port Richey (in Pasco County) (59)
New Smyrna (in Volusia County) (24)
New Smyrna Beach (in Volusia County) (60)
Newberry (in Alachua County) (40)
Niceville (in Okaloosa County) (31)
Nocatee (in DeSoto County) (23)
North Fort Myers (in Lee County) (26)
North Lauderdale (in Broward County) (20)
North Miami (in Miami-Dade County) (37)
North Miami Beach (in Miami-Dade County) (32)
North Port (in Sarasota County) (20)
O'Brien (in Suwannee County) (24)
Oak Hill (in Volusia County) (24)
Oakland (in Orange County) (28)
Oakland Park (in Broward County) (20)
Ocala (in Marion County) (190)
Okeechobee (in Okeechobee County) (39)
Old Town (in Dixie County) (34)
Olustee (in Baker County) (28)
Orange City (in Volusia County) (31)
Orange Park (in Clay County) (38)
Orlando (in Orange County) (305)
Ormond Beach (in Volusia County) (50)
Osprey (in Sarasota County) (20)
Oviedo (in Seminole County) (30)
Oxford (in Sumter County) (22)
Pace (in Santa Rosa County) (23)
Pahokee (in Palm Beach County) (23)
Palatka (in Putnam County) (120)
Palm Bay (in Brevard County) (25)
Palm Beach (in Palm Beach County) (54)
Palm Beach Gardens (in Palm Beach County) (28)
Palm City (in Martin County) (18)
Palm Coast (in Flagler County) (23)
Palm Harbor (in Pinellas County) (33)
Palmetto (in Manatee County) (60)
Panama City (in Bay County) (128)
Parrish (in Manatee County) (33)
Paxton (in Walton County) (24)
Penney Farms (in Clay County) (21)
Pensacola (in Escambia County) (356)
Perry (in Taylor County) (51)
Pierson (in Volusia County) (26)
Pinellas Park (in Pinellas County) (23)
Pinetta (in Madison County) (24)
Plant City (in Hillsborough County) (75)
Plantation (in Broward County) (27)
Polk City (in Polk County) (26)
Pompano Beach (in Broward County) (65)
Ponce de Leon (in Holmes County) (31)
Port Charlotte (in Charlotte County) (30)
Port Orange (in Volusia County) (38)
Port Saint Joe (in Gulf County) (34)
Port Saint Lucie (in Saint Lucie County) (25)
Port Salerno (in Martin County) (20)
Prosperity (in Holmes County) (21)
Punta Gorda (in Charlotte County) (58)
Quincy (in Gadsden County) (93)
Raiford (in Union County) (24)
Reddick (in Marion County) (30)
Richland (in Pasco County) (23)
Riverview (in Hillsborough County) (38)
Riviera Beach (in Palm Beach County) (26)
Rock Bluff (in Liberty County) (25)
Rockledge (in Brevard County) (35)
Safety Harbor (in Pinellas County) (76)
Saint Andrews (in Bay County) (30)
Saint Augustine (in Saint Johns County) (261)
Saint Cloud (in Osceola County) (44)
Saint Johns (in Saint Johns County) (25)
Saint Leo (in Pasco County) (28)
Saint Petersburg (in Pinellas County) (285)
San Antonio (in Pasco County) (34)
San Mateo (in Putnam County) (29)
Sanderson (in Baker County) (28)
Sanford (in Seminole County) (93)
Sanibel (in Lee County) (27)
Santa Rosa Beach (in Walton County) (25)
Sarasota (in Sarasota County) (145)
Satellite Beach (in Brevard County) (24)
Sawdust (in Gadsden County) (24)
Sebastian (in Indian River County) (27)
Sebring (in Highlands County) (50)
Seffner (in Hillsborough County) (35)
Seminole (in Pinellas County) (38)
Seville (in Volusia County) (27)
Sirmans (in Madison County) (23)
Sneads (in Jackson County) (31)
Sopchoppy (in Wakulla County) (30)
Sorrento (in Lake County) (22)
Southport (in Bay County) (25)
Spring Hill (in Hernando County) (25)
Springfield (in Bay County) (21)
Starke (in Bradford County) (62)
Steinhatchee (in Taylor County) (23)
Stuart (in Martin County) (57)
Summerfield (in Marion County) (32)
Sweetwater (in Hardee County) (19)
Tallahassee (in Leon County) (325)
Tampa (in Hillsborough County) (444)
Tarpon Springs (in Pinellas County) (73)
Tavares (in Lake County) (34)
Tavernier (in Monroe County) (24)
Telogia (in Liberty County) (26)
Thonotosassa (in Hillsborough County) (34)
Titusville (in Brevard County) (69)
Trenton (in Gilchrist County) (35)
Trilby (in Pasco County) (25)
Umatilla (in Lake County) (31)
Valrico (in Hillsborough County) (28)
Venice (in Sarasota County) (52)
Vernon (in Washington County) (41)
Vero Beach (in Indian River County) (68)
Waldo (in Alachua County) (32)
Walnut Hill (in Escambia County) (26)
Wauchula (in Hardee County) (38)
Waukeenah (in Jefferson County) (21)
Wausau (in Washington County) (28)
Webster (in Sumter County) (37)
Weirsdale (in Marion County) (29)
Wellborn (in Suwannee County) (32)
Wesley Chapel (in Pasco County) (26)
West Hollywood (in Broward County) (19)
West Palm Beach (in Palm Beach County) (178)
Westville (in Holmes County) (37)
Wewahitchka (in Gulf County) (41)
White Springs (in Hamilton County) (39)
Wildwood (in Sumter County) (32)
Williston (in Levy County) (33)
Wimauma (in Hillsborough County) (29)
Winter Garden (in Orange County) (32)
Winter Haven (in Polk County) (66)
Winter Park (in Orange County) (65)
Woodville (in Leon County) (31)
Youngstown (in Bay County) (21)
Yulee (in Nassau County) (24)
Zellwood (in Orange County) (29)
Zephyrhills (in Pasco County) (42)
Zolfo Springs (in Hardee County) (26)

Overview of Florida Genealogy Records

  • History: Florida was first settled in 1564, became a U.S. territory in 1822, and became a state in 1845. It was part of the Confederate states during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.
  • Birth records: Birth records were kept as early as 1847 but they were incomplete. Statewide registration of births began in 1899 with complete records being kept by 1920. Birth records from 1917 to the present can be obtained from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • Marriage records: Marriage records were kept by the county, usually from the date the county was created. Marriage records from 1927 to the present can be obtained from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • Death records: Death records were kept as early as 1877 in some counties but they were incomplete. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1899 with complete records being kept by 1920. Death records from 1917 to the present can be obtained from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • Divorce records: Divorces before 1927 are kept by the individual circuit court clerks. Divorce records from 1927 to the present can be obtained from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for Florida is 1830. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 (partial), 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There were partial state censuses taken in 1825, 1866, 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, and 1945.
  • County records: Court, land, probate, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns had newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located on the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.
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